How did you first get involved in your sport?
I went to training once and have been going ever since.
What does a typical week look like for you?
Working 70 hours a week and training 7 hours a week.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
Keeping fit and being part of a team at Kilmarnock Weightlifting Club.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
To still be training, injury free. Compete at the Scottish Open, British U23's and Seniors and get selected for the European U23 Championships.
What are your long term aims?
To qualify for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
How will your SportsAid award help you?
It will go towards travel and accommodation for competitions and for new equipment for training.
- 2011 British Junior Championships - Gold (240kg)
- 2011 British U23 Championships - Gold (244kg)
- 2011 Scottish Senior Championships - Gold
- 2011 Scottish Open Championships - Gold
- 2011 East Districts Juniors - Gold
- 2011 Ulster Championships - Silver
- 2009 European Youth Championships - 16th
- Stay injury free
- 2012 Scottish Open, March
- 2012 British U23 Championships, April
- 2012 British Senior Championships, May
- 2012 Scottish Senior Championships
- 2012 European U23 Championships, November
- 2014 Commonwealth Games
"Dale is a potential lifter in Scotland who is making steady progress. He is aspiring to qualify for Commonwealth Games in 2014." - Steve Cannon, British Weight Lifting Chief Executive