Josh started lifting at St. Birinus school winning the British Schools Championship and breaking British Schools records. Since those early days he has gone on to win British Championships at U18 and Junior level.
He is the club’s league captain and has led the team to consecutive national league titles. Josh has been part of the GB elite squad and was selected to compete in the European Youth Championships in Poland and at the International Grand – Prix in Austria – winning the latter and taking best lifter of 1994. Josh has a very wide range of experience in training and competition.
He helps with the coaching of the St. Birinus School club lifters in teaching the lifts from the beginning and developing existing techniques as well coaching the senior team at international events.
Josh is also the editor and owner of Lifting Times, the UK’s only Olympic Weightlifting Magazine.