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British Powerlifting would like to wish all members a very Happy Festive Season and a successful lifting New Year. We all hope next year's competition programme will not be derailed by new pandemic restrictions.


We are very pleased to announce that the Board have appointed Mr Chris Curtis as Performance Director. Chris has extensive experience in sports science and nutrition and is currently the Programme Lead - MSc Sports & Exercise Nutrition at Middlesex University. He holds a PhD in Sport & Exercise Science from Leeds Trinity University.

Chris will work collaboratively with head coaches, coaches and athletes to develop a research framework within sport science-related disciplines to enable British Powerlifting to develop international performance across all age groups and disciplines.

Please give Chris your full support in this exciting new venture.


At the 2020 AGM a resolution was passed that referees conducting weigh-ins for sub-juniors should be DBS checked. This is also important for coaches of international teams. All referees and coaches are therefore strongly advised to get DBS checked, complete the DBS Return Form and return as indicated to the DBS Registrar.


A new Home Page will go live early in January. The chief features of the upgrade are:

• More modern look

• Social Media and Newsfeed on Homepage

• Upcoming Event Countdown

• 'Promo' vid/Event Highlight Reel.

All the drop downs are the same so functionality will be unchanged. Congratulations to the Media Team for all their hard work to get this produced.

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 >