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As we move forward as an organization and in light of our addition of an anti-doping fee to all our national series, we also embark on a re-organization of our Anti-Doping program.

We as a board appreciate all the hard work and time the outgoing lead Richard Parker has given to British Powerlifting over the many years, and thank him for his work to date, not only in Anti-Doping but his previous role as a member of the Executive.

Moving forward any Anti-Doping activity will become part of the Rob Palmers Portfolio as Performance Director, with further support from a working group and education being delivered by our Assistant Performance Director Craig Coggle. As is standard practice in other NGB's the delivering of UKAD assurance frameworks falls within the parameters of the Performance Office, with oversight from Scott Simon as board lead to ensure good governance.

The passion both Rob and Craig bring to their rolls is admirable, and we are sure having taken on this role will continue to help our athletes excel.

From a Competition entry and doping fee point of view, all funds collected from the 2024 National series are ringfenced for Anti-Doping activities alone. So far this year we have seen a large increase in entries to our championships, and as such increased Anti-Doping revenue. It is our intention to use these extra funds gathered to help with our wider program and monies spent will be reflected in our accounts accordingly.

British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation that has a fully WADA compliant anti-doping programme, which is independently administered by the IPF. All of our anti-doping testing is carried out at our own expense. Elite GB lifters are selected by the IPF for inclusion in the Registered Testing Pool (RT) along with 144 lifters in the Testing Pool and National Testing Pool. All are subject to Out of Competition Testing (OCT). Read More >