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39 minutes
HAWFC (Holyhead and Anglesey Weightlifting and Fitness Centre) has produced more weightlifting medal winners than anywhere else in Wales, thanks to Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Ray Williams. However, HAWFC is more than just a medal factory.
Genres: Documentary and Reality
Content Warnings: Mild Language
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A Ray of Hope: HAWFC - The Gym of Champions
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This film contains never before told stories, giving a true insight into the battles and struggles of trying to achieve your dreams despite the challenges against you. But not only that, it's about never forgetting your roots and fighting for better opportunities for those after you. First he fought for himself, then he fought for everyone else.

It will explore the 50+ year history of the original club to its modern day facility, from Ray's journey to Commonwealth gold, his battle to build HAWFC, and the impact it has had on a deprived community in Holyhead & Anglesey. This affordable and accessible social enterprise (not-for-profit) gym, has shown to be a model that could be replicated across Wales.

This film features interviews from Commonwealth gold medalist Ray Williams, Olympic athlete and Commonwealth gold medalist Gareth Evans, and Deputy Leader of Plaid Cymru, Rhun ap Iorweth, amongst many others.

Studio: Matt Colin Evans
Producers: Matt Colin Evans
From: GB
Produced In: GB
Directors: Matt Colin Evans
Lead Actors: Ray Williams
Supporting Actors: Gareth EvansBob WrenchHannah Powell
Key Crew: Gareth Evans of GarethAnimation

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