Gareth’s lift for his boy­hood club

Bangor Mail - - YOUR COMMUNITY -

A sec­ond dream has come true for foot­ball-mad weightlifter Gareth Evans, who won Wales’ first gold medal at the Com­mon­wealth Games. Gareth, 32, from Holy­head, was cho­sen to launch Wrex­ham AFC’s home kit for next sea­son along­side Ifor Wil­liams Trail­ers, who are spon­sor­ing the club for the third suc­ces­sive year. He was so de­lighted he hoisted club cap­tain Shaun Pear­son on his shoul­ders to cel­e­brate the ar­rival of the new strip. Gareth, who works at the Canol­fan Brails­ford sports com­plex at Ban­gor Univer­sity, said it was a thrill to be on the pitch at the Race­course, home of the club he has sup­ported since he was five years old.

(left to right) Richard Hughes, HR Man­ager at IWT, Welsh weightlifter Gareth Evans and Wrex­ham play­ers Shaun Pear­son and Chris Hol­royd

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