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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.

  • Bridge Road Spring Divisional

    Date: 20/05/2018 - 20/05/2018

    Division: South East

    Location: Bridge Road Barbell, 2 Bridge Industrial Estate, Bridge Road, Camberley GU15 2QR

    Website: http://www.britishpowerliftingsoutheast.co.uk

    Details: Entry form available from the South East website 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic and equipped) and will be subject to a 40 lifter limit. Guest lifters welcome

  • 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.

  • Classic Championships

    Date: 02/06/2018 - 03/06/2018

    Division: South East

    Location: Astor College of the Arts, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0AS

    Website: http://www.britishpowerliftingsoutheast.co.uk

    Details: Entry form available from the South East website 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic only) and will be subject to a 120 lifter limit over two days. Guest lifters welcome

    Saturday - Master Men & Senior Men

    Sunday - All Women & Junior Men

  • 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

  • Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Championships

    Date: 21/07/2018 - 21/07/2018

    Division: South West

    Location: Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Football Club.

    Details: Swindon Barbell will be hosting the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Championships on Saturday 21st July 2018 at the Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Football Club.

    The event will be limited to a maximum of 50 competitors on a first come first served basis, and with priority being given to lifters living within Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, then to those within the other South West counties. Guest places for other divisions will be allocated if they are available after the closing date of the competition. A waiting list will be held on this basis, if the event becomes full before the closing date.
    This competition can be used as a qualifier for National events taking place later in the year, in line with the British Powerlifting Qualifying Procedure.

  • Push & Pull

    Date: 22/07/2018 - 22/07/2018

    Division: South East

    Location: The Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, ME10 2BL

    Website: http://www.britishpowerliftingsoutheast.co.uk

    Details: Entry form available from the South East website 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic and equipped) and will be subject to a 40 lifter limit. Guest lifters welcome

  • 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

  • Devon and Cornwall Open Championships 2018

    Date: 07/10/2018 - 07/10/2018

    Division: South West

    Location: Sunningmead Community Centre, Lazenby Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4AL

    Details: Tiverton Weightlifting Club will be hosting the fifth Devon and Cornwall Open Champs on Sunday 7th October at Sunningmead Community Centre, Lazenby Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4AL

    The event will be limited to a maximum of 50 competitors on a first comefirst served basis and with priority given to Devon and Cornwall lifters, then to those within the other South-West Counties.

    Places for lifters from elsewhere in the UK will only be allocated, if available, after the closing date for entries.

    The entry form will be available end May.

  • 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.

  • Bench Press

    Date: 28/10/2018 - 28/10/2018

    Division: South East

    Location: The Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2BL

    Website: http://www.britishpowerliftingsoutheast.co.uk

    Details: Entry form available from the South East website 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic and equipped) and will be subject to a 40 lifter limit. Guest lifters welcome

  • 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.

  • Open Championships

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

    Division: South East

    Location: Astor College of the Arts, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0AS

    Website: http://www.britishpowerliftingsoutheast.co.uk

    Details: Entry form available from the South East website 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic and equipped) and will be subject to a 120 lifter limit over two days. Guest lifters welcome

    Saturday - Women & Junior Men
    Sunday - Master Men & Senior Men

  • Home Nations Championships

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

    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    Details: Teams selected by respective Home Nations.

  • 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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