Dan McGauley - Colchester PowerlifterDan McGauley, 31, is from Colchester, Essex. Dan first got into powerlifting ten years ago, after visiting the gym to lose weight. Recently he travelled to Denmark and is soon off to Australia to defend his world champion title for the up to 59kg weight category, which he secured in Dubai before the pandemic.
Extraordinary young manDan was born with a heart defect and underwent two rounds of open surgery, aged just four months and two years. Dan, a young man with Down Syndrome, was temporarily in a wheelchair and visited the gym originally planning to use the treadmill to build strength. However, he found his passion was in power lifting and trains hard every day with his coach at the gym.
SponsorshipWith the support of Palmer and Partners' Debbie Humphrey, Ashcourt Landscaping's Jay Elliott, Paradigm Coaching Nikki Kemp, Dan has been able to cover some of the costs for his trip which he receives no help. Peter Dutch of the Anti Loo Roll Brigade has organised the sponsorship, and Palmer and Partners were excited to help Dan with his journey and is always in awe of Peter's amazing support to the local community.
Palmer and PartnersAlfie Foster and Alfie Humphrey from the Colchester office went along to wish him luck and present him with his sponsorship shirt.
If you'd like to support Dan on his quest and would be able to offer sponsorship let us know or get in contact with Peter Dutch at ALB!