La Manga Club powers on to more sporting success

Around 100 athletes aged 14 and upwards from up to 12 different countries are set to take part in three days of fierce competition across a range of different age groups and bodyweight categories as La Manga Club celebrates the start of a new exciting sporting era.

La Manga Club, 28 August 2015. Spain’s La Manga Club will write a new chapter in its constantly evolving success story later this year when the five-star sports and lifestyle destination resort stages the 2015 Western European Powerlifting Championship for the first time in its prestigious history.

The event will see a group of the continent’s best male and female powerlifters head to the multi-award-winning venue in Murcia, south-east Spain, from September 11-13 to compete for European glory in the growing sport’s three main disciplines – the squat, the bench press and the deadlift.

Around 100 athletes aged 14 and upwards from up to 12 different countries are set to take part in three days of fierce competition across a range of different age groups and bodyweight categories as La Manga Club celebrates the start of a new exciting sporting era.

The event is the first to be hosted by the luxury resort after signing long-term deals with the European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) and International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) to stage all their major competitions and tournaments until 2018.

Under the terms of the agreement, as well as hosting all major championships, the EPF and IPF will establish a high performance powerlifting centre and have use of the extensive facilities at La Manga Club’s five-star spa for its athletes to improve their skills and physiques.

In addition, Spa La Manga Club and La Manga Club’s new High Performance Sports Centre will also be used to host other powerlifting events including clinics, workshops and training camps, while the centres will also provide the base for the IPF’s coach education programme.