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News from the Board April 2020


AGM Minutes

Date: 04/04/2020 | Author: CEO

British Powerlifting Eleiko Discount

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, Eleiko remain able to fulfill home gym orders to our members at the special 25% discounted rate.

Date: 01/04/2020 | Author:

British University Championships

Postponement due to COVID19

Date: 15/03/2020 | Author: CEO


Anyone wanting accommodation on the Moulton College Campus for the University Championships contact the College 01604 491131 ask for accommodation services
(rooms £26pppn).

Date: 10/03/2020 | Author: Championship Promoter

Muslim Women's Attire.

Clarification for motion passed at AGM.

Date: 04/03/2020 | Author: CEO

News from the Board February 2020

Head Coach Junior Equipped Team
Membership Card download
British Classic Bench Press livestreaming

Date: 21/02/2020 | Author: CEO

Annual General Meeting 2020

Agenda for 2020 AGM.

Procedure for voting by proxy.

Date: 05/02/2020 | Author: CEO

Order of competition change

Date: 21/01/2020 | Author: Championship Secretary

News from the Board January 2020

British Equipped Championships livestreaming.

British Junior Equipped team Head Coach

IWGA Athlete of the Year.

Date: 17/01/2020 | Author: CEO

News from the Board December 2019

Festive Greetings


International Referees

Date: 22/12/2019 | Author: CEO

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

Date: 11/12/2019 | Author: CEO

IPF/SBD Sheffield 2020 International

IPF/SBD Sheffield 2020 International Ticket Sales

Date: 13/11/2019 | Author: CEO

News from the Board November 2019

Magazine re-launch
International Team Reports

Date: 10/11/2019 | Author: CEO

News from the Board October 2019

Chair of the Athlete's Commission

Date: 02/10/2019 | Author: CEO

Junior Championship

The revised running order has now been posted on the competition page

Date: 29/09/2019 | Author: Fred Sterry

Two New Approved Clubs!

Two new Powerlifting Clubs achieve British Powerlifting 'Approved Club' status.

Date: 18/09/2019 | Author:

EPA Inter-Divisional Championships - Address Update

Urgent amendment of address for this weekend's 'EPA Inter-Divisional Championships', as previously listed on the BP Website.

Date: 27/07/2019 | Author: Media Officer

GBR European Equipped Masters Report

British Equipped Masters Team Managers Report.
European Masters Equipped competition at Sibiu, Romania 03-07/07/19.

Date: 18/07/2019 | Author: Mick Ellender

2019 World Classic Masters Report

2019 World Classic Masters Report

Date: 06/07/2019 | Author: Martin Bass

News from the Board June 2019

Electronic Membership Cards
British University Championship Qualifying Totals
Medical Committee

Date: 14/06/2019 | Author: CEO

Women's Classic Championships 2016 - Entry List & Timetable

Level 1 Coaching Course 15/16th October at Moulton College


Hello everyone!

I'm currently conducting a study into injury patterns in the general powerlifting population with my supervisor and would greatly appreciate some help with completing a survey. It should take around 5-6 minutes of your time and will help us learn a little more about the common injuries in powerlifting".

The link to the survey is:

Once again, thanks for your time and once we've yielded the data I will share with the group what we have learnt.

Areeb Mazhar

(Med Student) Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud (MBChB, MRCGP, MFSEM (UK), DipSEM) Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

2016 European Masters Report



All things being well, our new web-site will go live Monday 13th June and from then anyone accessing the old one will be redirected to the new site . Please be aware though that there may be a short period when neither site is available, whilst the transfer between servers is in progress.

The new site reflects our rebranding to British Powerlifting and whilst our company name remains unchanged, we will now operate as British Powerlifting. New email addresses will also be introduced for officers.

Considerable work has gone into producing the new site, but some information and features will be added after the launch due to a phased approach. This will include on-line entry and payment for British Championships. It may not all be 100% and any constructive comments will be very welcome.


The new web-site includes an improved on-line application system, which will automatically switch in the July 1st to October 31st membership offer at half price this year provided full membership is purchased for 2017 at the same time. Home Country and divisional representatives will have their own log-in user names and passwords to interrogate their members' details.


Whilst healthy exchanges of views on social media are beneficial, there have been instances recently where there have been inappropriate postings. Members are reminded under our rules, posting anything which could be considered to be bringing either the Federation or powerlifting into disrepute, may be subject to disciplinary action. This includes anything which could be considered cyber bullying.


We have a large team of 60 lifters across all the age groups going to the World Classic Championships in Kileen, Texas at the end of this month. We wish them the very best of luck and look forward to seeing a good haul of medals.


We are exhibiting at this show on Sunday 3rd July in the form of demonstration lifting with some public participation on bench press. The show is at the Excel Centre, London which is easy to reach and has excellent facilities.

Statement Regarding World Classic Selection


Concerns have been raised by some members regarding the team selection for this years World Classic Championships. The GBPF recognise that the selection process may not have been equitable and that action is required to ensure that this does not happen again. This will be approached on two fronts, firstly with a review of the selection process itself, being led by a member of the Law and Legislation Committee, and secondly by ensuring that the selection process is adhered to.

In addition, as formal complaints have been received, the whole matter is now being dealt with under our Grievance Procedure, and the Disciplinary Committee have been instructed to undertake an investigation.

World Power Show 2016


We are pleased to announce more details of our involvement at the 'World Power Show 2016'.

We have an official area on Sunday - 03/07/16 and will be represented on our demonstration platform by 16 Lifters and 7 Officials:


Richard Parker, Carol Parker, Dean Bowring, Ray Bowring, Martin Bass, William Dadley, David Murray & Lawrence Farncombe


Jack Johnson, Reece Smith, Diego Martinez-Rodney, Thomas Celestin, Paul Marsh, Sylvie Osei TuTu, Ellie Steel, Amrik Mehta, Catherine Smith, Izi Onadim, Sion Hughes, Jason Coultman, Antonio Shinebourne, Pierre Shillingford, Pelin Baykal & Emma Williams.

Our lifters will demonstrate the three Powerlifts throughout the day and help to run an 'open to the public' Benchpress Competition where Men will Benchpress their bodyweight, and Women 50% their bodyweight, for as many Reps as possible. The top Male and Female Benchpresser will receive a years free membership!

We are also excited to announce the involvement of special guest Kimberly Walford, in conjunction with SBD!

Please visit:  To find out more about the event.

News From The GBPF Executive - May 2016



Our new look web-site is nearing completion and we are aiming to have this up and running before the end of June 2016. This will include an improved Membership Application system.


Our membership continues to grow strongly and we currently have in excess of 2400 registered. From July 1st to October 31st, as in previous years, membership is available for half price this year provided full membership is purchased for 2017 at the same time.


Five tests were conducted at the British Bench Press Championships and all were negative. Two were conducted at the NI Classic Championships and both were negative.

10 tests were conducted at the British Equipped Championships. Nine were negative and there was one positive. David Mills' urine sample was found to contain the prohibited drug clomiphene (S4. Hormone & Metabolic Modulators). He has therefore been suspended from the GBPF for a period of four years, effective from 11th April 2016.

Five tests were conducted at the British University Championships and all were negative. Four tests were done at the British Unequipped Masters Championships and all but one was negative. Paul Jory's sample was found to contain prohibited drug hydroxystanozolol glucuronide (S1.1 Anabolic Agents). He is therefore suspended from the GBPF for four years until June 6th 2020. There was also one failure to provide a sample and as a result Andy Hutchins is suspended from the GBPF for four years effective from 4th April 2016.


Congratulations to our women's team. Ellie Steel took the Gold medal in the bench press and Silver overall in the 57kg class; Rosie Lima got bronze in the deadlift and bronze overall in the 63kg class; Charlie Shotton-Gale at 84kg finished with the bench press Bronze and Bronze medal total.

Scottish University & Colleges Championship - Results



GBPF AGM 2016 - Minutes


GBPF AGM 2016 - Minutes 

British Masters Classic 2016 - Results


British Masters 2016 v2 

British Universities Championships 2016 - Results


British Universities 2016 

New Website


Dear Members,

As you may already be aware, after many years of hard work and dedication, Rob Thomas has stepped down as GBPF webmaster. We are now beginning the process of rebuilding our website and hope to re-launch with a fresh look in the coming months. There may be a period of reduced functionality in the intervening period, but we hope that the general impact will be negligible.

We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for the new website, so please get in touch to let us know what you would like to see included in our plans.

Please send all suggestions to or get in touch via our official Facebook Page: 


GBPF Media Officer

GBPF AGM 2016 - Reports


Official reports, ahead of this weekends AGM

Gen Sec Report 2016 

2015 GBPF Chairman 

Athletes Commission Report for 2015 

EPA Sec Report for 2015 AGM 

NIPF Directors report for GBPF 2016 AGM 

Director for Scotland Report for GBPF AGM 2016 

Director Wales report 2015 

GBPF Anti Doping Policy Feb 2016 


British Senior, Junior and Masters 2016 - Results


A huge thank you and well done to all those who were involved in this weekends competition, lifters and officials alike. Dean Bowring and his team have truly set the standard for future Equipped Championships!!

Here are the full results from the event:

BritishEquipped Championships 2016 v2 

Please contact the 'South Midlands Powerlifting Association' with any corrections: 

British Universities Championships 2016 - Entry List


We are no longer accepting entries for this championships and we have now put together the following list of entrants.

British Universities Entry List 2016 

Please contact Fred Sterry ( ) with any queries about the above list.

Final Entry List for British Masters Classic


The final list of entrants for the 'British Masters Classic Powerlifting Championships' has now been compiled and can be viewed here:

British Masters Final List

Please contact Fred Sterry with any queries: 

Paul Barnbrook


We have received the following sad news about British Powerlifter Paul Barnbrook from Phil Guise..

"Tragically Paul lost his battle with Cancer and passed away on Friday evening. Paul lifted for GB many times at Masters and gained a Silver European Medal in 2008 with individual Gold in the Deadlift and also an individual Gold in the Deadlift at the Worlds in 2008. Paul won his first British Junior title in 1977 and won many titles during his 31 year career. He also holds the Commonwealth 100kg M2 Deadlift Record which is now frozen. His son Josh also became British Junior Champion. He was my team mate and training partner for over thirty years and will be sadly missed." 

2016 AGM Notice



Notices of Motion must be submitted in accordance with paragraph 6.3.5 of the Constitution.

By order of the GBPF Executive Committee 31st December 2015

British Masters Classic - Entry Form


The entry form for this year's 'British Masters Classic' is now online and available to download at the link below:

2016 British Masters Classic Championships 

Julie Hoey


The GBPF are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Arthur Hoey's wife Julie. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Arthur and his family at this very difficult time.

2015 'GBPF Powerlifting League' Final Results!


The final results are in from the 2015 'GBPF Powerlifting League' and we can now bring you the names of the two lifters that have come out on top and won a year's free membership of the GBPF!

Winning the Men's League was Owen Lockwood and taking the number one spot in the Women's League is Carole Taylor.

Well done to both lifters!



For those of you that don't already know, this is how the league works:

The League runs from the 1st Jan - 31st Dec.

The League is based on all domestic GBPF results from Divisional up to National Level. This includes, Bench Only, Equipped and Classic.

Every time a lifter competes in a domestic competition they get a Wilks score, each score is added up cumulatively until a final total is reached at the end of the year.

The more competitions you compete in, the higher your Wilks score will be.

At the end of the year, the top scoring Male and Female lifter will win a year's free membership of the GBPF for the following year!

Many thanks to Craig Wilkins who worked hard throughout 2015 to compile the League. Craig has now handed this duty over to Jo Whiteley and we look forward watching the battle to top the 2016 League get underway!

New Year news from the GBPF Executive



10 tests at the British Junior Classic Championships were all negative and three carried out at the Scottish championships 8/11/15 were also all negative.

The GBPF National Testing Programme will be increased for 2016 and Out of Competition Testing (OCT) conducted where appropriate.


We are pleased to announce that Mick Ellender is appointed as the Equipped Masters Team Manager and Sergei Licis as the Classic Masters Team Manager. We wish them the best of luck in these important positions.


We are continuing our discussions with Sport England to achieve National Governing Body (NGB) status and have a meeting scheduled for January to review on-going actions.


Lifters are reminded that they must adhere to the IPF approved apparel list for all National Championships.


2015 membership closed at a record 2242, a 50% increase on 2014. 2016 numbers already are fast approaching 900! All lifters are reminded that they must show a current membership card when they weigh-in for competitions. Referees are also reminded that their official status is only valid if they have current year membership.


The Executive Committee wish all GBPF members a very Successful Powerlifting 2016.

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).


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