Update on rule changes and vacancy for Head Coach Senior Equipped Team.
Two new Clubs added to the list of British Powerlifting Approved Clubs!
Report of 2018 World Masters Equipped Championships
Appointment of Nicola Elding as Communications Director
Stanislaw Gasienica-Makowski suspended for four years..
Appoinment of new Head Coach for Classic Masters and update of Championship Qualifying Procedure
Team Manager's Report from the European Masters Equipped Championships in Pilsen.
European Junior Championships 2018 Team Report
Head Coach's report for the British Senior team at the World Classic Championships.
White Lights Media take on the British Powerlifting Official Photographer role as Max Out Media step down.
Vacancies for Communications Director and Head Coach Masters Classic
IPF Press Release confirming that the IPF is WADA compliant.
Change of room for the AGM and notice of member's suspension.
Postponement of AGM due to bad weather.
AGENDA FOR 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Partnership with Eleiko and Winner of the 'Design a Tee-Shirt' Competition 2017...
IPF media Announcement
Junior Classic Head Coach
Notice of 2018 AGM
Appointment of Senior Classic Head Coach
Appointment of Independent Director
Due to the incumbents stepping down as previously advised, British Powerlifting now invite applications from suitable qualified people for these important roles.
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: http://goo.gl/forms/CifDQvzOcxOwPlnF2
Once again, thanks for your time and once we've yielded the data I will share with the group what we have learnt.
(Med Student) Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud (MBChB, MRCGP, MFSEM (UK), DipSEM) Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
NEWS FROM THE GBPF EXECUTIVE JUNE 2016
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 http://www.britishpowerlifting.org . 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.
WORLD CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
WORLD POWER SHOW www.worldpowershow.com
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: http://www.worldpowershow.com/ 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.
EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
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
British Masters Classic 2016 - Results
British Universities Championships 2016 - Results
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 email@example.com or get in touch via our official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/gbpowerfed
GBPF Media Officer
GBPF AGM 2016 - Reports
Official reports, ahead of this weekends AGM
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:
Please contact the 'South Midlands Powerlifting Association' with any corrections: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please contact Fred Sterry (email@example.com ) 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:
Please contact Fred Sterry with any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE 2016 GBPF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD SUNDAY 13th MARCH, 11.00hrs AT MOULTON COLLEGE GATE 4, THORPE CENTRE, ROOM P7/8. ALL REGISTERED GBPF MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND MUST SHOW THEIR 2016 MEMBERSHIP CARDS.
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:
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.
MASTERS TEAM MANAGERS
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.
NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY APPLICATION
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.
IPF APPAREL RULES
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
The Executive Committee wish all GBPF members a very Successful Powerlifting 2016.