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Louis Martin MBE was elected as President of BWLA

The BWLA Annual General Meeting elected Louis Martin MBE as President of BWLA. Louis was an outstanding weightlifting competitor from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s. During this time, Louis was four World Championship titles 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965. Louis won silver at the 1964 Olympic Games and bronze at the 1968 Olympic Games, as well a competing in three Commonwealth Games (1962 – 1970). Louis will be a great asset to the BWLA as we enter our Centenary Year in 2010 and prepare for the Olympic Games in 2012.

The Annual General Meeting approved the BWLA Annual Report and Accounts for 2008 – 2009. Mike Heath and Neil Binder were elected Vice Presidents, and Jonathan Fuller, Mark Martin, Phil Young, Louise Pennell and Steve Cannon were elected Directors of the Board. (BWLA).