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MEMBERSHIP

We closed 2016 membership 31st October with yet another record year. We finished in excess of 3000 members, with all areas showing significant increases. 2017 intake has got off to a good start with a steady flow of new members and renewals and a total of over 500 already. A reminder that if you change your email address please let the Membership registrar know as correct details are needed for championships entry and membership renewal. Also, if you apply and elect to pay by cheque and this is not received within two weeks, your application will be disapproved.

BENCH PRESS TEAM MANAGER

Marc Giles has decided to stand down as Bench Press Team Manager after several years in the post. We would like to thanks Marc for all his hard work and dedication, he will be hard to replace. Anyone who is interested in taking on this job should contact the Chief Exec.

DRUG TEST RESULTS

We carried out 10 each at the Men's and Women's British Classic Championships, which were all negative. A further 14 were done at the British Juniors, again all negative. Four tests at YNE championships, all negative. Three tests at Scottish Junior Championships and two were negative. Three tests at NIPF Autumn competition and two came back negative.

The following members have been banned:

Alistair Anderson - Scottish Junior Championships, presence of norandrosterone. A four year suspension imposed effective from October 18th 2016.

Matthew Doyle - test refusal at NIPF Autumn Advance competition 15th October 2016. A four year suspension imposed effective from October 21st 2016.

Lifters are reminded that a test refusal carries the same penalty as a positive.

British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation that carries out independent WADA compliant drug testing. In 2016 we conducted 100 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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