DIDCOT’S Ben Watson has been selected for England’s Weightlifting and Para-Powerlifting squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Watson, 27, is part of an 18-strong group to travel to the Gold Coast for the event on April 5-10.

It will be the St Birinus Club weightlifter’s second games, after he won bronze in the 105kg Group A category in Glasgow four years ago.

He is one of four weightlifters in the squad to have won a Commonwealth medal.