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Lifter wins Silver at Worlds

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Hungry for more: Steve Arnold was over the moon with his result.

Hungry for more: Steve
Arnold was over the moon
with his result.

A POWERLIFTER has lifted his way to a Silver medal at the WPF (World Powerlifting Federation) World Championships in Voiron, France. Neyland’s Steve Arnold lifted a 225kg squat, 140kg bench press and 200kg deadlift for a 565kg total, a 45kg increase from his BPO UK Championship win. Steve told the Herald: “I’m over the moon with my result as I’ve only started competing recently (first competition was the UK’s) so to get a silver at my first World’s was an amazing start and has made me hungry for a gold.

Next year I plan to enter the BPO Open Championships in January which is a qualifier for the BPO British Championship in April, then if I qualify and do well enough I’ll get through to the EPC Europeans in June. I’m not currently planning on attending the World’s next year as it’s in Mexico and with a wife and young family the cost will be too great. In 2016 the World Championship is back in the UK so will definitely be attending that one and hopefully this time taking a gold home for GB.” He would also like to thank his sponsors, Chilton Motors Pembroke, who helped contribute to towards costs.

Steve was also part of a team of powerlifters who competed at the Championships on November 7-9 and five others brought home medals. Jacqueline Challonder from Croesgoch won a gold medal in the 48kg 45 and over masters category. Paul Murphy also won gold in the 90kg 45 and over masters and also a silver in the deadlift. Andrew Murphy recorded personal bests to gain silver in the 82.5kg junior category. Narberth’s Adrian Phillips also won silver in the 90kg 50 and over masters class. Finally, Aaron Hoskins claimed gold in the overall powerlifting and bench press events in his category.

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Blues battle to win over Aberaeron in KO Cup

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HAVERFORDWEST booked their place in the quarter finals of the Pembrokeshire KO Cup, where they will meet Pembroke Dock Harlequins, after beating Aberaeron on Wednesday night (Oct 20).

Despite the atrocious weather conditions, which saw rain batter the Pembroke Road playing surface for much of the game, both sides played an excellent game.

In the end it was the Blues who came out on top with a 44-6 win.

Outside Half Jake Morgan got the Blues rolling early on with a penalty and Rhys Baker then scored the game’s first try to make it 8-0.

Second Row Jack Clancy got his name on the score sheet but the conversion was missed.

Aberaeron then got themselves on the board with a penalty but the Blues were soon back on the attack with Will Blackburn next to go over.

That was converted by Morgan to give the home side a 20-3 lead.

Lewis Tingay and Rhys Baker added further tries for the Blues while Aber added a further penalty as the sides went in at half time with the score reading 30-6.

Early in the second half Tingay added his second try of the night and Morgan added the conversion.

That all but ended any hopes the away side had of getting themselves back in the game and the Blues continued to play despite the pouring rain.

Tingay then completed his hat trick with a try under the posts giving Morgan a simple conversion to make it 44-6.

There was no scoring in the final twenty minutes but the Blues had done the job and booked their place in the last eight.

Their quarter final with the Quins will be played on or before January 22.

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Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s get season up and running

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PEMBROKESHIRE Schools Under 10s played their first game of the new season last Sunday (Oct 17) against a strong OT Academy Squad.

The Pembrokeshire boys played four small sided games, drawing one and losing three. The boys are next in action next month when they hope to play Carmarthenshire Schools.

Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s: Spencer James (Cleddau Reach), Noah Bicknell (Prendergast), Harri Jones (Holy Name), Jamie Cook (Pembroke Dock), Toby Jones (Holy Name), Isaac Jenkins (Narberth), Iori Williams (Narberth), Cai Price (Ysgol Caer Elen), Celt Edwards (Frenni), Joe Davies (Ysgol Glannau Gwaun), Jaden Petrie (Prendergast), Logan Lewis (Pembroke Dock), Zach Loveridge (Waldo Williams), James Burns (Lamphey).

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Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League results

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The results for the Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League for Saturday, October 16 were as follows:

• Under 12’s:

Chaos Thunder 11-1 Pembroke 2

Players player:

Chaos: Leah Davies

Pembroke: Holly Jones

Sapphires Whites 0-19 Pembroke 1

Players player:

Sapphires: Orla Maulio Martina

Pembroke: Skye Sutton

• Under 14’s:

Chaos Hurricanes 4-20 Sapphires Black

Players player:

Chaos: Bo Davies

Sapphires: Anya Beynon

• Under 16’s:

Chaos Blue 40-7 Pembroke

Players player:

Chaos: Lucy John

Pembroke: Megan Bowen

Sapphires Black 45-12 St David’s

Players player:

Sapphires: Ella Wainwright

St David’s: Skye Bramley

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