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Powerlifters qualify for British Championships

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Powerlifters: Steve Arnold (left), coach and multiple world champion Paul Murphy (middle) and Andrew Murphy (right) with trophies.

Powerlifters: Steve Arnold (left), coach and multiple world champion Paul Murphy (middle) and Andrew Murphy
(right) with trophies.

TWO Pembrokeshire Powerlifters, Steve Arnold and Andrew Murphy, have qualified for the British Championships following their success in the Welsh Open last Sunday (Feb 15).

The British Powerlifting Organisation (BPO) held the Welsh Open Championship in Pontardawe on Sunday February 15, as a qualifier for the British Championships in Glasgow at the end of April, which in turn is a qualifier for the European Powerlifting Congress’s (EPC) European Championship in July.

Andrew Murphy, from Carew, took part in the Junior category in the 90kg class (weighing in on Saturday at 87.5kg) having moved up from the 82.5kg class since the World’s last year. Steve Arnold, from Neyland, Milford Haven, took part in the open category in the 82.5kg class (weighing in at 81.3kg).

Steve won his category with 8 of 9 lifts successful (just a failed 160kg bench attempt), with a 215kg squat, 150kg Bench and a 205kg deadlift, totalling 570kg, an increase of 5kg on his world total and third consecutive increase at each meet so far (meet totals 2014, 520kg at the UK’s and 565kg at the worlds).

Andrew also won his category hitting 9 of 9 lifts, the best being a 210kg squat, 135kg Bench Press and 210kg Deadlift. This gave him a powerlifting total of 555kg, and an increase of 27.5kg on his total at the WPF World’s last year. That bodyweight increase obviously helped!

Having both set competition bests they are now training hard for the British Championships in nine weeks’ time, where they hope to show what the Pembrokeshire Powerlifters have got and qualify for the Europeans.

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Signed Wales shirts gifted to RNLI go up for auction

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FOLLOWING a winning start to the Six Nations Tournament, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have scored a winning try for the RNLI, gifting six signed rugby shirts to help save lives at sea.

Each rugby shirt has been signed by the full WRU squad and are accompanied by a certificate of authentication – a winning prize for any Welsh rugby fan.

To avoid a ruck for the WRU shirts the charity has placed all six signed shirts on an online auction, ensuring a fair game for all who wish to win the golden prize. The auction will be live until Wednesday, March 31, which allows plenty of time for supporters to bid for the team in red.

Each signed shirt includes Wales Captain, Mumbles RNLI supporter and the most capped international player of all time Alun Wyn Jones; as well as Louis Rees-Zammit, the Man of the Match in the nail-biting Scotland v Wales game.

Nick Evans, RNLI Fundraising and Partnership Lead said: ‘On behalf of the charity I would like to say a big thank you to the Welsh Rugby Union for donating these fantastic prizes to the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are on call 24-7 and are often called away from important events such as family celebrations – or international rugby tournaments – to respond to the pager if someone is in trouble at sea.

‘Like all charities, 2020 was a challenging year for the RNLI when all traditional fundraising had to stop – all our shops were closed, there were no collections and all events had to be cancelled. This is why we at the RNLI are so grateful to all the team at WRU for their ongoing support. The auction is now live and we would like to encourage all Wales rugby supporters to throw the RNLI a lifeline and place their bid for the winning prize.’

To place a bid or find out more about the charity auction please visit https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/rnliwru.

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Five subs to be allowed for JD Cymru Premier clubs

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THE FAW’s National Leagues Board has confirmed that JD Cymru Premier clubs will be permitted to make five substitutions in matches, in accordance with the Laws of the Game, until the end of the 2020-21 top-flight season.

FIFA extended the use of the rule, which was first introduced following the COVID-19 outbreak, citing “player welfare” as part of the reason for the temporary amendment to Law 3 of the Laws of the Game.

FIFA stated that “Some competitions which resumed in 2020 may have a shorter-than-usual recovery/preparation period before the start of their next season.”

“For many competitions, the 2020/21 season will involve matches being played in a condensed period due to a delayed start and the inability to end later than usual because of major international tournaments.”

With the JD Cymru Premier set to restart on March 2, the National Leagues Board has approved the use of the rule in the JD Cymru Premier until the end of the current campaign.

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Haverfordwest County’s remaining phase 1 fixtures released

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HAVERFORDWEST County will return to action on Saturday, March 6, with a home game against Cardiff Met University.

The JD Cymru Premier has been granted elite status by the National Sports Group once again and the FAW has announced the rescheduled fixtures.

The first fixture upon the return will see Newtown AFC host Penybont on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 live on Facebook via Sgorio’s platforms.

Bala Town travel to The New Saints on Sgorio on March 6, 2021 with a 5pm kick off.

This will be followed by a full host of fixtures on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The new calendar sees clubs play their final six matches of Phase One, which is now due to be completed on April 4, 2021.

Haverfordwest County’s remaining fixtures for phase 1 are listed below.

March 6 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v Cardiff Met University FC

March 9 – 19:45

Aberystwyth Town FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 13 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v The New Saints FC

March 20 – 14:30

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 27 – 14:30

Newtown AFC v Haverfordwest County FC

April 2 – 17:00

Penybont FC v Haverfordwest County FC

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