Meet the exec members. The exec committee is a team of volunteers who have been elected to run the division.
Sam Cadman - YNE Acting Chair:
Hello! Where to start?! I've been actively part of powerlifting since my birthday in 2016! I lift at Doncaster All Rounders and wouldn't have gotten this far without them! I started as a junior and entered my first competition after lifting for just 12 weeks! Signed, sealed and delivered I caught the bug! I went on to volunteering at every competition and just wanted to know more. Refereeing was always an interest of mine and I was lucky enough to pass my divisional refs exam in 2018 and progressed to national in 2020. Hoping to make a difference to the team and help in any way, shape or form! 'All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them' Walt Disney.
Jas Friar - YNE Joint Secretary:
Hi!! I’m Jas, one half of your Secretary team. I caught the powerlifting bug in December 2021 after 12 years of rowing and never looked back! Since then, I’ve been a member of Durham University Lifting Club, serving on the exec committee there as Welfare Officer in 22-23, and now lift at Northfleet East Strength Culture. I’ve competed at a few of our regional competitions but you’ll often see me running around either handling or volunteering. I’m really looking forward to where we are taking the division and continue helping out here there and everywhere!
Gemma Surtees - YNE Treasurer:
I started powerlifting in November 2015 and have loved it ever since. I have competed in two national competitions (including the women’s British championships) as well as a few YNE divisionals. I am taking over the role of Treasurer on the committee and I’m hoping my full time job as a Chartered Accountant (and Auditor) will help me with this.
Joanne Frost - YNE Technical Control Officer and Drugs Control Officer:
I’m lucky to lift with the Doncaster Allrounders. I lifted classic for my first couple of years, winning 2 British titles. I then moved on to lifting equipped and have managed to win several British titles as a masters equipped lifter. I’ve been lucky enough to represent team GB on a number of occasions. My highlight is winning my class in the equipped masters world championship in Canada Canada 22 was a great trip as I passed my Category 1 IPF refs exam there, making me the second red tie Frost in the household