Bedworth Civic Hall to host international bodybuilding event

  Posted: 12.10.20 at 14:30 by The Editor

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This coming weekend will see Bedworth Civic Hall host the United Kingdom Drug Free Bodybuilding Association’s UK International Championships.

Over two days competitors will meet in Bedworth to compete in a variety of bodybuilding categories. On the Saturday (October 17) all novice divisions will be judged, followed by all open amateur divisions the following day.

The UKDFBA was formed in 201, and are the British affiliate of the WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation) following a strict drug free requirement.

The event will fully adhere to social distancing guidelines and as such will only be open to competitors and organisers and not to members of the public.

Stringent Track and Trace measures will be in place at the High Street venue with everyone required to sign in with the NHS Covid-19 app.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Arts and Leisure, said “We are delighted that The Civic will be staging this prestigious two-day event later this month.

“We are satisfied that all of the extensive safety measures we will have in place before and during the event will more than comply with the national safety guidelines.

"This will keep the venue on the map and we look forward to a time when we can safely open our doors to the public.’’

Lee Kemp, the event organiser, said “We at the UKDFBA are proud and excited to be pioneering the re-launch of events at The Civic Hall in Bedworth.

“We know that our strict operating procedures and safety measures can light the way for the future and help others to return to The Civic to do what they love.

“With 25 years of experience in promoting events, we promise to deliver our event in a manner that will impress and inspire all.’’

The venue has also teamed up with town schools to mark this year’s Armistice Day and parade after the COVID-19 pandemic saw the event cancelled for the first time in its history.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have asked town schools and their students to create a display of their choosing to mark November 11 which will be shown in the building’s large front windows and the display, using the theme of Armistice and Remembrance can take any form which is conducive with a window display such as artwork, poetry and crafts.

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