THREE Kilwinning weightlifters took prizes at a prestigious event in England earlier this month.

Kilwinning Olympic Weightlifting Club sent father-and-son team Bill and Gavin Despard, and Ryan Coyle to compete in the British Masters Weightlifting Championships at Lillieshall on March 11 and 12.

Bill secured a gold medal, with Gavin lifting silver and Ryan bronze.

This was a great success for the club in a very competitive event.

The club have confirmed they will be hosting the Kilwinning Cup on Saturday, April 22 at their Longford Avenue premises.

Kick-off is at noon and competition is expected to be intense, with the City Barbell Weightlifting Club from Glasgow among the entrants.

Kilwinning Olympic Weightlifting Club would welcome new members, aged from 12 to 90.

Training times are, as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4.30pm-7.15pm. Anyone who fancies learning Olympic Weightlifting is welcome to head along.