"Hi masters weightlifting community! My name is Jennifer Boer, I am a Dutch weightlifter, and good friend of the North West family. Through my job as a health economics consultant I have also lived, worked, and lifted in both the UK (Sheffield) and US (Las Vegas). My big dream is opening my own weightlifting centre one day. Currently, I am too young (1988) to lift as a master so I will be using all my energy and power to make the event a great success. Over the years I have also developed my skills as a coach and official, so you might still see me in the warm-up area!"
"I am Justyna Markiewicz; Polish master athlete. Since 2007 I live in The Netherlands. My friends say that I am a Polish-Dutch girl and that is true; I love both countries very much. In both countries I am active in weightlifting. I am a certified weightlifting coach and official in the Dutch weightlifting federation. Weightlifting was and is always in my life. I am proud being a part of the team organizing the championships in Den Helder and I am looking forward to see you in 2020!"
"Hi all, my name is Maarten Haan. I am 35 years old, born and raised in the Netherlands. By day I am a communications advisor. I discovered strength training when I was 19. After 15 years of dedicated training I was looking for a new challenge, so I decide I wanted to learn a new sport. My girlfriend Jennifer (also a weightlifter/volunteer) introduced me to Olympic weightlifting. When my technique has become decent and my body has finished adjusting to this new sport I am looking to test my skills as a masters athlete. Until then I will support my friends at North West Weightlifting in making this event memorable for everyone. I am looking forward to seeing you all!"
"Hi, I am Lonneke. I started weightlifting five years ago and since three years I am a competitive weightlifter. I competed in two European mastes championships. In 2018 in Budapest I won a bronze medal and in 2019 in Rovaniemi I won the gold medal. I like masters weightlifting because of the atmosphere, the vibe and the athletes. I have a lot of experience in organizing competitions and big events (in crossfit, volleybal, tennis, etc.). I will use my experience to help making the European masters championships in Den Helder a pleasant and well organised tournament. The members of the organizing team know eachother very well and there is a good vibe. This will help to make the championship an unforgettable experience for all participants.
My name is Jolanda van Westerneng (26) and weightlifting came into my life about three years ago. So far it has brought me strength, abundant laughter and a whole new family. After successfully organizing two obstacle runs myself, I am very keen on putting my experience to work for North West Weightlifting wherever I can in order to make this event a brilliant display of power and technique.