Has been coaching in Olympic Weightlifting for over 39 years
European Masters Champion 2007
World Masters Champion 2002
22 medal positions from British Under 23 and Masters Championships
Coached Giles Greenwood to 2002 Commonwealth Games; Gold/Snatch; Bronze/Clean and Jerk; Silver/Total
Daphne holds the British Weight Lifting Level 2 coaching qualification and is a licensed coach, and referees and officiates at national competitions. She is also a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer and an accredited UK Anti-Doping Advisor. As a weightlifter Daphne competes nationally and internationally at Masters level.
She trains people of all abilities - from complete beginners to national-standard competitive lifters - in Olympic weightlifting, strength and flexibility. She has a special interest in fixing technical problems and in getting women into strength training.
Daphne was educated at Oxford (where she was not allowed to join the University weightlifting club on account of being female) and King’s College London. She worked as a classical singer then in the not-for-profit sector before finding her calling as a full-time weightlifting coach.
Amelia Rodriguez Alamo
I highly recommend Daphne at Hackney Weightlifting Club. She creates a friendly non-judgmental atmosphere where lifters of all levels of experience are welcome.
I have had chronic back pain for six years and lifting has done a huge amount for my core, my pelvic floor, and my strength overall, as well as my pain levels. Thank you Daphne!