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How to enter

Competitions are run at many levels within British Powerlifting.  Local (e.g. County Championships), Divisional/Regional, National, and British National. 

Currently only National and British Championships require qualification, however all competitions require competitors to be current members of British Powerlifting.

British National Championships

To enter British National Championships you must be a member of British Powerlifting and have achieved the required qualifying total in an approved championship. These include Internationals, National Championships (English, Scottish, Welsh or NI) and Divisional Championships. Qualifying Totals must be set after the relevant previous year's championship.

Detailed requirements can be found in the Qualifying Procedure .

Championship information, including entry forms, can be found here. Championships

National or Divisional Championships

For information on entering National or Divisional Championships, please visit the relevant Home Nation Website .

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.