Caister powerlifter Luke Geary appeals for sponsorship to give career a lift
PUBLISHED: 11:10 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:10 14 November 2017
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A powerlifter who already numbers among the best in the world is appealing for sponsors to help him give his career a big lift.
Luke Geary, 22 of Caister, has only been taking part in the sport for around a year, however he has already brought home multiple titles.
However, not being lottery funded, the sport comes with a heavy price for Mr Geary, who not only has to supply equipment, but also cover the cost of travel.
He is already a world champion in his weight class, having competed in Moscow early this year, however, as it stands he will not be able to defend his crown.
He is therefore hoping to attract business sponsorship to allow him compete in next year’s championships, which will be held in Florida.
He said: “I’ve always been an active, sporty person and used to play football for Great Yarmouth, but lost interest in that.
“I have always tried to stay active so going to the gym has always been a big thing, but it only when I switched gyms that I started powerlifting.”
After placing third in a charity competition at Top Body in Gorleston, he discovered he has a flair and passion for competing in the sport.
He has recent set a personal best lift of 240kg, almost three times his own body weight - he himself weighing just 83kg.
However, without financial support, the fledging career of the former Caister High School pupil will reach an abrupt halt.
Mr Geary, of Brooke Avenue, works as a labourer, but this does not bring in enough for him to fund his expensive sporting career.
Earlier this year, his sporting activity was briefly stalled by a car accident, from which he is now fully recovered.
He added: “My journey of being a powerlifter has taught me so much about myself - my strengths and weaknesses - and how hard I can push myself both physically and mentally.
“I am ready to push my limits even further as I know I can work my way onto a podium again, but to be able to reach my goals I have to fund myself.”
Anybody interested in helping Mr Geary prolong his powerlifting career through sponsorship should contact him on Lgeary1912@yahoo.co.uk.
Mr Geary also has a Go Fund Me page, should anybody wish to support him with donations.