Sonny, 17 is the current Commonwealth Junior Champion and is the holder of two junior British records. To date he has represented GB at 6 European Senior Events and now has set his sights on a place in the Olympic team for London 2012.
Recently, he was invited to compete in the Olympic Test Event in London where he finished 9th. This was a fantastic achievement considering that all the top weightlifters in the world were competing. See Sonny in action below:
Like all full time athletes, Sonny requires funding for training sessions, travel expenses and equipment. He does receive a contribution from British Weightlifting but is reliant from extra support from sponsors in order to maintain his strict training schedule.
As part of the sponsorship Core Telecom will provide Sonny with some training gear, as well as financial backing to ensure he can concentrate on his Olympic Dream.
This week Sonny is competing in the European Championships in Turkey, everyone at Core Telecom wishes him the best of luck!