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Fred Sterry

We are saddened and devastated to announce that our Chairman Fred Sterry passed away in the early hours of this morning.  He had been in hospital for a few months for investigations into limb mobility problems, but contracted various infections.  He had been Chairman of the GBPF since 2012 and also Championships Secretary.  Fred did a tremendous amount of work for the Federation, had a vast amount of knowledge about powerlifting and will be greatly missed by everybody.

We would like to convey our sincere condolences to all Fred's family, friends and powerlifting colleagues at this very sad time.

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