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Former Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Ray Williams, the current Welsh National Coach, has been the driving force behind the establishment of Holyhead and Anglesey Weightlifting and Fitness Centre, which has just undergone a £300,000 extension and refurbishment.


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Ray was born and raised in Holyhead, returning home with the rank of Captain after 24 years serving in the Army.  Ray's confident that the new fitness centre will prove a huge hit, despite Holyhead’s location out at the far end of the A55.

“If the facilities are good enough, then people will be prepared to travel, and that’s a good thing not only for Holyhead, which has gone through a tough time with job losses, but also for North Wales,” he said.

The HAWFC club has been a popular centre for weightlifting over the years and one of the stars is Gareth Evans, a member of the British squad in Leeds currently training for the Olympics. The weightlifter is also from Holyhead and is a firm favourite for selection for the London 2012 Olympics.

Ray's energy, enthusiasm and effort has been a major driver in seeing the Holyhead refurbishment project successfully nearing its completion, although in typical modest fashion, Ray is eager to stress the work done by members, parents and a horde of other supporters.

“This is very much a social enterprise and we could not have done it without such a level of support from the community,” Ray commented.

The club premises have been closed since November while extensive building work was carried out and the official opening took place
on Thursday April 5th at the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead, followed by a ceremony at the nearby fitness centre itself where the refurbished building was declared open by Bob Wrench, the well-known local former Commonwealth Gold Medallist and the centre's head, Ray Williams.

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This project has received funding through Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded
by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.