SHARPLES Wrestling Club is celebrating some European success.

Georgina Nelthorpe was in action at the Polish Open while Kelsey Barnes and Ben Pollin have both been competing in Alicante, Spain, all events taking place on the weekend of November 7.

Nelthorpe was representing Great Britain in the 76kg category in Warsaw, taking on some of the best wrestlers in the world in her category.

The Sharples representative proved she is right at home in that level of competition though by coming away with a more than respectable fifth place overall.

Barnes and Pollin were also flying the flag for GB at the Jovenes Promesas International Tournament.

Barnes, who has been with Sharples since a young age and recently took some time away from the sport, was in action in the under-23s competition and also the junior section in the 62kg category.

It was an event to remember as she won gold in the junior section and only missed out on a double triumph in a closely-contested U23 final.

The U23 competition was up first, and having lost in the decider to finish as runner-up, Barnes avenged the defeat against the same opponent comprehensively in the first round of the junior section a day later.

Pollin was also doubling up in the U23s and juniors at 97kg.

He came away with a 100 per cent record and had two golds to show for his efforts to complete a fine few days for the club.

The Sharples duo helped Great Britain to third place overall in the Jovenes Promesas International.

They were accompanied by club head coach and GB manager Eddy Kavanagh, who will lead Team England wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham having done the same in 2018 on the Gold Coast.