Vale - Paul Wallwork

Mar 14 2024

Dear Friends

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Seiuli Paul Wallwork. We just found out that this morning at 10am Samoa time, Paul passed away peacefully at home.

What a great sportsman Paul was. A true champion not only in sport but in life. He was the first Samoan weightlifter to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. He competed in world events. Paul became President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and he held this office until 2009. If I remember correctly he was also President of the Pacific Games Council and held many important posts in sport, not only in Samoa but internationally.

We lost a true friend. A true gentleman. A true champion.

There are not enough words that we can express to Jerry and his family during this very sad time.

On behalf of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation, we extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to Mrs. Julia Wallwork, to Jerry and to the whole Wallwork family.

Paul our dear friend, may your soul rest in eternal peace.

Kindest regards,
Paul Coffa MBE - General Secretary

Vale - Paul Wallwork

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