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The Membership Registrar continues to get requests to confirm membership numbers or to send membership cards. Just a reminder that both membership numbers can be looked up and membership cards downloaded from the website Membership Tab.


In accordance with Article 54.2 the By Laws have been updated by the Board in respect of:

Amendment page added.

5.5 Title changed to Safeguarding Policy.

12. Associate Member option deleted.

Duties of the Board updated and

Communications Director added.

23. Anti-Doping rule applicability clarified.

24. Anti-Doping procedures amended.


In accordance with Article 40 the Board wish to appoint a Competition Director, Development Director and Performance Director. The role descriptions for each can be found here Performance Director Role Description ,Development Director Role Description ,Competition Director Role Description 

Applications together with a covering letter should be sent to the CEO by 31st July 2021.


With the change of the venue for the World Classic to Sweden the Board have decided that, providing there is no significant change in the pandemic situation, we should send teams. These championships will also include the Masters' Classic.


In accordance with UKAD protocols, we are pleased to announce that Dr Chris Gilbert has been appointed Anti-Doping Education Lead and will be responsible for coordinating our Anti-Doping Education Programme. Please visit our Anti-Doping page on the website, particularly WADA ADEL. ADEL is an online anti-doping education platform that offers interactive and informative education modules for everyone involved in sport. All Athletes and coaches are strongly encouraged to register for ADEL at and complete as many modules as possible. You can contact Chris at  if you require any help or advice.


We are in the process of transitioning the accreditation for our coaching courses to CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). In doing this we will be taking the opportunity to revamp and update course content and hopefully introduce some on-line elements. Charlie Marillier is taking the lead on this supported by Pete Sparks, Fred McKenzie and the CEO.

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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