We offer inclusive opportunities for health and fitness activities which focus on working together, building relationships and improving wellbeing for people from all walks of life, ages and abilities.

Our members become stronger, fitter, heather, make new friends; feel good, socialise and have improved mental health

Our volunteers develop their skills and sense of wellness.

Our expertise includes senior citizen health and fitness, disability fitness activities, learning difficulty fitness activities, strength and health development, inclusive practice, wellbeing and social interaction, tackling obesity, multi-generational and family fitness, raising levels of self-esteem and wellbeing.

We organise sessions for families, over 65’s, wheelchair users, the disabled, learning difficulty, Forces families, able bodied sessions and fully inclusive sessions regardless of age, ability or walk of life. We offer sessions for general health and fitness training. We offer high levels of coaching for competitive Weightlifting and Sports Conditioning.

We are an Academy for the National Governing Body, registered to deliver a pathway and route for talented sports people; a Disability Sport Wales ‘In Sport’ club, a registered Special Olympic club and a licensed British Weightlifting club.

Volunteers and employees have excellent experience and are suitably qualified. In addition to graduate and post graduate qualifications, all team members are DBS enhanced, have completed first aid, safeguarding and other relevant courses.

Our strategic aims include:

To encourage people of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds to participate in strength, health and fitness activities

To address social exclusion by encouraging disadvantaged and marginalised groups to access health and fitness activities

To tackle obesity and promote health and fitness whilst developing members’ social skills and improving their mental well-being

To have a positive effect on health, wellbeing and prevention of illness.

Supporting people to live healthy, happy lives and ensuring they stay well in the community.

Coaching Staff and Volunteers 

Simon Roach

  • Director and Head Coach at Pembrokeshire Weightlifting 
  • 16 years experience of teaching PE & Head of PE.
  • BA (Hons) Sport and Human Movement Studies, UWIC. Post Graduate, Bath University.
  • Experience in coaching Swimming, Athletics, and all things to do with exercise, health and fitness, strength and conditioning.
  • Former Strength Consultant for the Scarlets.
  • Life time experience in Weightlifting. Ex-International Weightlifter.
  • Sports Manager – Weightlifting Wales
  • Team Wales National Weightlifting coach and Team Manager 1998, 2002, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Team Manager and coach 2015 and 2016 Commonwealth Championships.
  • World Para Powerlifting Coach
  • Board member – Weightlifting Wales.
  • Volunteer for Pembrokeshire Weightlifting 

Justin Head

  • Weightlifter – Master division

  • Owner of South Pembs Weightlifting

  • Level 2 Weightlifting coach. Technical Official.

  • Level 3 Tutor and assessor for British Weightlifting and Welsh Weightlifting

  • Regional Development Officer for Weightlifting Wales

  • Competition Manager for Weightlifting Wales
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and British Weightlifting

Chloe Hood

  • Welsh and Great Britain Strength Athlete 
  • Welsh and British Weightlifting Champion
  • Weightlifting Coach
  • Coach of the SAW female only fitness classes
  • Sport Science student at Pembrokeshire College 
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Niamh Roach

  • Under graduate at University of bath
  • Weightlifter
  • Welsh representation 
  • Level 2 Weightlifting Coach
  • Weightlifting Technical Official
  • Conditioning coach at Strength Academy Wales
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Lucy Griffiths

  • PE Teacher – Secondary School
  • Schools Weightlifting club organiser 
  • Welsh Athletics Throws Athlete – Shot Putt
  • Level 2 Weightlifting coach
  • Conditioning coach
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Chris Shousha

  • Rugby Hub Officer
  • PE Teacher – Secondary 
  • County Rugby Coach
  • Rugby Player
  • Level two Weightlifting coach
  • Conditioning coach
  • Weightlifting Technical Official
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Jim Horner

  • Ex World Powerlifting Champion
  • Current Powerlifter
  • Level 2 Weightlifting Coach
  • World Para Powerlifting coach
  • World Para Powerlifting Technical Official 
  • Weightlifting Technical Official
  • Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast coach
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales
  • Volunteers for British Weightlifting

Darren Rogers

  • Level 2 Weightlifting coach
  • International Weightlifting Technical official
  • Weightlifter – Master division
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales
  • Volunteers for British Weightlifting 
  • Director of Pembrokeshire Weightlifting 

Carl Rees

  • Weightlifter
  • Crossfit enthusiast 
  • Level 2 Weightlifting coach
  • Weightlifting Technical Official
  • Ex Rugby Player
  • Conditioning coach
  • Director of JPI Apparel 
  • Online coaching and programming advisor for JPI coaching
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Alex John

  • Under graduate at Exeter University 
  • Scholarship with Valero Energy
  • Weightlifter with Welsh representation
  • Technical Official to Weightlifting Wales and British Weightlifting
  • Volunteers for Pembrokeshire Weightlifting, Weightlifting Wales and British Weightlifting

Stephen Donovan

  • Level 2 Weightlifting coach
  • International Weightlifting Technical official
  • Welsh representative at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
  • British representative at European Championships 
  • Weightlifter – Master division
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales
  • Volunteers for British Weightlifting

Helen Madan

  • Post graduate, BSc Biology, Worcester University
  • Weightlifter
  • Weightlifting coach and Technical Official
  • Competed for Pembrokeshire harriers for 11 years in High Jump, Shot Putt, Sprinting, Hammer and Pentathlon.
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Anita Madan

  • Weightlifter 
  • International Weightlifting representation for Wales
  • Qualified technical Official 
  • Technical Official for Weightlifting Wales
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Sarah Owens

  • Foundation Degree – Sports Coaching and Performance 
  • FAW C Certificate Football Coach
  • Level 2 Weightlifting coach and Technical Official
  • Sports Coach for Sport Pembrokeshire 
  • Coach at South Pembrokeshire Weightlifting Club
  • Previously played for Wales u14’s team
  • Competes in Weightlifting
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Brittany Thomas

  • Competitive Brazilian Jiu Jistsu Blue belt
  • Level 2 Weightlifting Coach and Technical Official
  • Coach at South Pembrokeshire Weightlifting Club
  • Volunteer for Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Robin Williams 

  • Level 2 Weightlifting coach and Technical Official
  • Club level Clay shooting
  • Volunteers for both Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales

Tim Jackson

  • Rugby Forwards coach
  • Weightlifting Technical Official
  • Volunteer for Pembrokeshire Weightlifting and Weightlifting Wales