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British Powerlifting has a comprehensive competition programme starting at local level and progressing through national up to British Championships. These attract a large number of lifters, for example over 400 athletes competed in the 2015 British Classic Championships. We send teams to all European and World Championships across all the age groups and disciplines with a high degree of success.

You are never too young or old to make a start in powerlifting; competitors aged 14 year and upwards are welcome. Equally, you are never too old. Several 70+ competitors still represent Britain internationally and many 'masters' lifters only take the sport up in their 40s or 50s. Powerlifting is a great sport with an unrivalled camaraderie which promotes health, strength and vitality. If you decide to take your first steps in the sport and want to lift in an independently drug tested organisation with an established network of local divisions, choose British Powerlifting.

  • The Winter Cup

    Date: 17/12/2017 - 17/12/2017

    Division: Wales

    Location: SynergI Weightlifting and Powerlifting,
    Unit J5,
    Colchester Avenue Industrial Estate,
    Cardiff,
    CF23 9AP

    Parking available in the industrial estate.

    Large Sainsburys supermarket within 5 minutes walk.

    Website: http://www.walespowerlifting.com/competitions

    Details: The final WPA competition of 2017. This competition can be used for qualification for the British Bench Championship and the Women's Classic Championship

    Full Power and Bench Only

    Entry fees:
    Full power - £25
    Bench only - £15

    Entry is via the WPA website with payment via paypal. Entry opens on 1st November to WPA members. Entry for guest members opens on 8th November.
    The WPA AGM will be held immediately after the conclusion of the competition. All members are encouraged to stay and attend.

  • Novice / Team Competition

    Date: 13/01/2018 - 14/01/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: Power & Fitness Gym
    67 Kempston Street
    Liverpool
    L3 8HE

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/team-comp/

    Details: On the afternoon of Saturday 13th January, we will be holding a novice competition. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW FULL. THE WAITING LIST IS FULL. We are sorry but we cannot fit any more people into this competition.

    On the Sunday we see the return of our popular Team Challenge. However, we have a new twist for 2018. There will be female teams and male teams competing separately. Each team will consist of 3 members and each person will do a single lift. ie one person will squat, another person will bench and the third person will deadlift. The wilks from each lift will be added together and will determine team placings. We welcome teams from other divisions who will compete directly against NW teams.

    For clarity, this is a sanctioned NWPL competition and the benchers will be free to set Qualifying Totals for British Championships and take North West records. The squatters and deadlifters will not be able to set North West records.

    This competition will open at 9am on 18th November.

    All enquiries to teamcomp@nwpowerlifting.org.uk

    Entry for the team competition is £30 per team

  • British Equipped Championships 2018

    Date: 20/01/2018 - 21/01/2018

    Location: Stanhope Hall, Horncastle

    Details: All lifters wishing to be considered for equipped international selection in 2018, must lift in these championships.

    Closing date for entries is 23rd December 2018.

    Lifter's bench presses from these will also be considered for international selection.

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  • British Equipped Bench Press Championships 2018

    Date: 21/01/2018 - 21/01/2018

    Location: Stanhope Hall, Horncastle

    Details: All lifters wishing to be considered for international bench press selection must lift in these championships.

    The bench press championships will be run on the Sunday, start time to be advised depending on number of full power lifters.

    Closing date for entries is 23rd December 2017.

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  • South Midlands Open

    Date: 27/01/2018 - 28/01/2018

    Division: South Midlands

    Location: HMS Temeraire
    Burnaby Road
    Portsmouth
    Hampshire
    PO1 2HB

    Website: http://smpowerlifting.co.uk/events.html

    Details: To be held over two days, at the excellent facilities at HMS Temeraire in Portsmouth.
    Entry Fee: £25 (Free for members of HM Armed Forces)
    Spectators Free.
    Competitors must be current British Powerlifting members and need to produce their valid card at the weigh-in.
    The competition is open to equipped and classic lifters.

    Closing Date for Entry: 17 January 2018.

    Please note the identification requirements on the entry form (link below) for all competitors, spectators, coaches etc.

  • YNE Winter Open

    Date: 27/01/2018 - 28/01/2018

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Hirst Welfare Centre, Ashington (http://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Centres/Hirst-Welfare-Ashington.aspx)

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/898023063687132/

    Details: This competition is open to all age classes (both classic and equipped), the competition will be opened to guests 4 weeks out from the competition date if it hasn't been filled by YNE members.

  • British Classic Bench Press Championships

    Date: 18/02/2018 - 18/02/2018

    Location: Mountbatten
    Alexandra Park
    Portsmouth
    PO2 9QA

    Details: Anyone wishing to be considered for international selection for classic bench press in 2018 must lift in these championships.

    CLOSING DATE 20TH JANUARY 2018

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  • British Womens Classic Championships

    Date: 24/02/2018 - 25/02/2018

    Location: Manchester Grammar School
    Old Hall Lane
    Manchester
    M13 0XT

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/british-womens/

    Details: All lifters wishing to be considered for international selection in 2018 must lift in these championships.

    These championships have been brought forward to ease calendar congestion mid-yeThe qualifying period will be the 12 months prior to the championships, i.e. any total done in a approved championships after 25th February 2017 and before December 23rd 2017 will be accepted.
    If notification of approval is not received please contact championship secretary Fred Sterry
    fred.sterry@btinternet.com fred.sterry@britishpowerlifting.org
    The final list of competitors and championship schedule will be published after the closing date for entries it is strongly recommended that this is checked.
    Further information from the event hosts:
    http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/british-womens/

    CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 27th JANUARY
    THIS IS NOT AN AGE GROUP COMPETITION

    Enter Championship View Championship Entries
  • YNE Spring Open

    Date: 10/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Hirst Welfare Centre, Ashington (http://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Centres/Hirst-Welfare-Ashington.aspx)

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1945565175698257/

    Details: This competition is open to all age classes (both classic and equipped), the competition will be opened to guests 4 weeks out from the competition date if it hasn't been filled by YNE members.

  • NW Junior Champs / Spring Open

    Date: 17/03/2018 - 18/03/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: UTS South Wirral
    Chicken Corner Farm
    Raby Mere Road
    Clatterbridge
    The Wirral
    CH63 4JQ

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/spring-open/

    Details: North West Juniors Championships will be held on the afternoon of 17th March. Places will be limited to 30. A small number of guest places will be available. This competition is open to all North West junior and sub-junior members. No qualification necessary.

    The Spring Open Championships will be held on 18th March. Places will be limited to 50. A small number of guest places will be available. This competition is open to all North West members. We are happy to accept classic or equipped, full power or bench only. Please note that although we are happy for people to do bench only and you will be able to set a QT or take a divisional record, there will not be any awards for bench only. No qualification is necessary for this competition.

    Entry for both competitions will open at 9am on 20th January 2018 and entry is £20. All enquiries to springopen@nwpowerlifting.org.uk.

  • SWPLA Championships

    Date: 14/04/2018 - 15/04/2018

    Division: South West

    Location: Gym 66, Bramery Business Park, Alstone Lane Cheltenham

    Details: Entry fees will be £25 for seniors and £15 for juniors.
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    Guest lifters not resident in the SW will be limited to 10 only.

    The entry details and application form will be available early in the New Year.


  • Greater Manchester Championships

    Date: 29/04/2018 - 29/04/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: Fighting Fit
    Millow St
    Manchester

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/greater-manchester-championships/

    Details: NWPL brings to you Greater Manchester's first very own championships to be held in the City Centre at Fighting Fit.

    Entries open 11 February 2018.

  • All England Championships

    Date: 26/05/2018 - 28/05/2018

    Location: Moulton College, Northants

    Details: Masters, Juniors and Sub-Junior Men will be on the 26th.

    Senior Men on the 27th and All Women on 28th May.

    The entry form will be available early March 2018.

  • Push Pull

    Date: 03/06/2018 - 03/06/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: DJS FITNESS CENTRE
    Unit C
    Chapel Street
    Stalybridge
    Cheshire SK15 2AW

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/push-pull/

    Details: The North West Bench Press Championships is embedded into this Push Pull contest which will run as a Bench Only, Deadlift Only and combined Push Pull event.

  • YNE Juniors and Masters

    Date: 09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Brain and Brawn Fitness, Morley (http://brainandbrawnfitness.co.uk/contact/)

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/371334590003373/

    Details: This competition is open to Sub-Junior, Junior and all Masters age class classic lifters, the competition will be opened to guests 4 weeks out from the competition date if it hasn't been filled by YNE members.

  • YNE Classic

    Date: 07/07/2018 - 08/07/2018

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Brain and Brawn Fitness, Morley (http://brainandbrawnfitness.co.uk/contact/)

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812945212110566/

    Details: This competition is open to classic lifters of all age classes, a qualification total is required for this competition, details can be found in the YNEPF Group on Facebook and website.

  • North West Powerlifting Championships

    Date: 07/07/2018 - 08/07/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: Manchester Grammar School
    Old Hall Lane
    Manchester
    M14 6HL

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/nwchamps2018/

    Details: This is our flagship event of the year with everything you have come to expect from a North West Powerlifting event INCLUDING WALK OUT MUSIC. Yes, you heard me right! We will be offering you the chance to walk out to your own tunes at the top divisional event of the year.

    How will it work? The top 50 lifters in the North West will be issued with priority invitations on 5th May and then we will open to general entry at 9am on 12th May. There will be 100 places available but we do not expect to be able to accommodate guests at this competition. Sorry guys, this one and this one alone is just for us.

    Compete classic or equipped and we will even accept bench only although there will not be a separate award for this.

    Non-refundable entry fee will be £25, half price for sub-juniors.

    All enquiries to nwchamps@nwpowerlifting.org.uk

  • NW Masters / Lancs & Cheshire Championships

    Date: 18/08/2018 - 19/08/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: UTS South Wirral
    Chicken Corner Farm
    Raby Mere Road
    Clatterbridge
    Wirral
    CH63 4JQ

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/competitions/2018/lc/

    Details: On the afternoon of 18th August, we will be holding the North West Masters Championships, just in time to qualify for the British Masters in October. There will be a maximum of 30 places.

    On 19th August, we will be holding the Lancs & Cheshire Powerlifting Championships, a familiar name in the North West as this competition has been running for many years. This competition will be capped at 50 places.

    At both competitions, we welcome classic and equipped as well as bench only although there will not be a separate award for bench only. We expect to be able to accommodate a small number of guests on both days.

    Entry fee will be £20.

    Entry opens at 9am on 23rd June.

    All enquiries to lancs@nwpowerlifting.org.uk

  • YNE Classic and Equipped Bench

    Date: 26/08/2018 - 26/08/2018

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Titanium Strength Gym, Sheffield (http://www.titaniumstrengthgym.co.uk/#contact)

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2003962463214846/

    Details: This bench only competition is open to all age classes (both classic and equipped), the competition will be opened to guests 4 weeks out from the competition date if it hasn't been filled by YNE members.

  • British Mens Classic

    Date: 01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018

    Location: Mountbatten
    Alexandra Park
    Portsmouth
    PO2 9QA

    Details: Lifters must lift in these championships to be considered for international selection in 2019.

  • British Junior Women's Classic Championships

    Date: 22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018

    Location: Moulton College, Northants

    Details: Entry form will be available July 2018.

  • Merseyside Championships

    Date: 30/09/2018 - 30/09/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: tbc
    Liverpool

    Details: tbc

  • British Junior Men's Classic Championships

    Date: 13/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

    Location: Moulton College, Northants

    Details: Entry form will be available August 2018

  • Masters Classic Championships

    Date: 20/10/2018 - 21/10/2018

    Location: Belfast

    Details: Lifters must compete in these to be considered for international in 2019.

  • Powerpalooza the Second!

    Date: 03/11/2018 - 04/11/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: tbc
    Liverpool

    Details: On 3rd November we will be holding a novice competition.

    On 4th November, we see the return of Powerpalooza, an open powerlifting competition.

    Entry fee will be £20, half price for sub-juniors.

    All enquiries to powerpalooza@nwpowerlifting.org.uk

  • YNE Open

    Date: 17/11/2018 - 18/11/2018

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Eggborough Sports and Social Club, Eggborough Power Station (https://eggborough.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/eggborough-sports---social-club-14343702.html)

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/373969046381174/

    Details: This competition is open to all age classes (both classic and equipped), the competition will be opened to guests 4 weeks out from the competition date if it hasn't been filled by YNE members.

  • Christmas Spectacular

    Date: 09/12/2018 - 09/12/2018

    Division: North West

    Location: Fighting Fit
    2 Millow Street
    Manchester
    M4 4DR

    Details: Details tbc

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