Marcus Thornton

Bench Presser

Following his success last year becoming Under 18 World Champion, the DRF have awarded Marcus a Scholarship for 2023.

Marcus’ thoughts on gaining the Scholarship were “My goals for 2023 are anything but easy. I have thought about what I wanted from powerlifting for a long time and my conclusion was to be the best. This starts with training as hard as I can for my National Competition on the 4th March to try and win it.

Winning this competition will allow me to be selected for international competitions with Team GB, where I will have the opportunity to compete overseas.  As there is little to no funding for the majority of athletes in my sport, the DRF award is a dream come true for most people and I am very grateful to receive it.  It covers a lot of expenses that many others cannot afford such as flights and hotels abroad.

To put it simply, I wouldn’t be able to have the opportunity to try and push to be the best without the David Randall Foundation.”

The DRF are delighted that Marcus has exceeded his expectations for 2022 and will be following his progress in 2023 with avid interest.


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