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Home Countries

There are four Home Nations that make up British Powerlifting, each of which represent IPF Powerlifting and promote events for the benefit of British Powerlifting members in their respective regions.  All Home Countries hold their own National Championships and Divisional/Regional Events which then feed into the broader British Powerlifting Calendar .

Home Countries

Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Powerlifting Federation 

Wales - Welsh Powerlifting Association 

Scotland - Scottish Powerlifting 

England - English Powerlifting Association 

Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation 

Each of the four Home Nations is individually affiliated to the Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation and, for this event alone, compete as individual Nations rather than under the usual banner of 'GBR'.

British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation that carries out independent WADA compliant drug testing. In 2017 we conducted some 140 anti-doping tests, all at our own expense. GB lifters in World Championships are registered with the IPF for Out of Competition Testing (OCT).


Coaching Courses

Take our accredited training courses to become a British Powerlifting Coach.