The OWF is saddened to inform our members that Mr. Les Martyn MBE OSJ passed away on the 31 August, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia.
Les was President of the Australian Weightlifting Federation for many years. He was a Board Member of the International Weightlifting Federation and he was the very first President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation when it was established in 1980.
Over the years, Les held various positions in sport administration in Australia and was recognised for his enormous contribution. Just as important he was a great weightlifting coach who produced many national champions in his days.
The OWF extends their condolences to his sons Stuart, Paul and Graeme and their families.