Josh becomes first Brit champ

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Josh Goodfellow has become the first winner of the NPA disABILITY Bodybuilding British Championships.

But receiving his trophy at the inaugural event was not the biggest victory for the 23-year-old Bostonian... that was just seeing the competition take place.

Josh, who was born with cerebral palsy, has been a long-time campaigner for disability bodybuilding, attempting to gain recognition for the category at shows across the country.

And after taking part in the NPA championships, it felt like a job well done.

“Trophies are nice to look at, but they just sit there and gather dust,” he said.

“Memories don’t gather dust, and to be involved in a competition like that was a great feeling.”

This Sunday’s event was the 10th competition Josh has entered this year, and it was his sixth victory.

Just having so many disability competitions was unheard of when Josh began campaigning, but now there are more than 20 athletes competing regularly on the curcuit.

“Hopefully, more and more people will see this and decide to get involved,” added Josh.

“We want to get competitor numbers up and also look at international competitions in the future.”