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Non-Executive Officers & Committees

Membership Registrar
Carol Parker
membership@britishpowerlifting.org 
01242 521524

I oversee membership applications, manage the database and arrange distribution of membership cards alongside answering the multitude of membership queries. As a member of the Southwest Division I married into the sport nearly 40yrs ago participating in various capacities, including producing the SW Newsletter (on a type writer and manually operated duplicator) and providing competition refreshments. I took over membership of the SW in the late 70's when our tools for recording were a ledger book and pen. I now have the pleasure of online applications and payment by PayPal, which are such a bonus with the ever increasing membership of British Powerlifting!

Doping Control Officer
Richard Parker for the time being
dopingcontrol@britishpowerlifting.org

Record Keeper
Craig Wilkins
recordkeeper@britishpowerlifting.org 

"My interest in Powerlifting started in 1997 when I joined BAWLA and I started competing. I joined the GBPF in 2010 shortly after I started training at Astor Powerlifting in Dover. I recently became the General Secretary for my home division of South East England, I am also a national referee and UKAD Anti-doping advisor."

Coaching Secretary
Fred McKenzie
coaching@britishpowerlifting.org 

"I have trained with weights for some 65 years had my first Gym when I was 18 on a promenade in Newbiggin By Sea, and have over the years enjoyed being part of a way of life that has seen me meet so many wonderful people and visit some great places have lifted weights in 15 different countries some 3-4 times. Took part in 2 Paralympic Games achieving 2 Bronze Medals. Lifted in World Bench Germany, Finland, Hungary and Denmark achieving 2nd 3rd places. Team Manager and Coach from 1992 =2000, Refereed at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Officiated in several World European and Commonwealth Championships. Organized First Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in 2005, European Juniors 2011, and World Masters in 2014.

My CV includes BWLA Senior Coach, Diploma in Sports Psychology Course Coordinator and Tutor for British Powerlifting plus others. Chair coordinator for Parkhead & Wansbeck Powersports."

Law & Legislation Committee
Mike Patterson
legal@britishpowerlifting.org 


Media Officer
Matthew Parker
media@britishpowerlifting.org 

Matthew became a member of the National Governing Body for Powerlifting (BAWLA) in 1980 and took up competitive Powerlifting in 2003. Matthew has been a British Powerlifting Divisional Referee since 2013 and maintains a variety of organisational roles within British Powerlifting from SWPLA Webmaster through to British Powerlifting Media Officer. Matthew is Director of Cheltenham Weightlifting Club  and is also a UKAD 'Accredited Anti-Doping Advisor'.

Merchandise Officer
Kevin Jane
merchandise@britishpowerlifting.org 

Championships Secretary
Fred Sterry
championships@britishpowerlifting.org 

Approved Clubs
Pete Stone
clubs@britishpowerlifting.org 

Pete is responsible for promoting the 'Approved Club' scheme, supporting new and developing Clubs and overseeing the 'Approved Clubs' list.

Pete has been competing in Powerlifting for 30yrs and most recently has been coach to the England Powerlifting Team at the 2015 Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in Vancouver. Pete has coached the Junior Classic Team since 2015 and coached the 'Junior Classic' Men's Team to the European Title in both 2015 & 2016.

Pete is also an IPF qualified coach.

Magazine
Charlie Shotton-Gale
magazine@britishpowerlifting.org 

Charlie works alongside Jake Downs as editor of the British Powerlifting Magazine. If you would like to submit an article, other content, or just want to find out more, please get in touch.

Charlie is 33yrs old and has been competing for 10yrs, and Internationally for the last 5.

To date Charlie has been 6 x Equipped British Champion, 1 x Classic, multiple British and Commonwealth Record holder and European Bronze Medallist.

Outside of British Powerlifting Charlie works as a Powerlifting and S&C Coach and is the GB Equipped Juniors Head Coach, Wiltshire Representative & Swindon Barbell Head Coach.

Magazine
Jake Downes
magazine@britishpowerlifting.org 

Having played rugby to county level I'd always been in & around the competitive environment. Shortly after hanging up my boots (due to work commitments and injuries, Jan 2013) I began competing in Powerlifting. It has since become my job, my speciality, my passion and my hobby. I have coached numerous athletes to British Powerlifting (formerly GBPF) competitions, from novice up to International level lifters.

For me this sums up my thoughts eloquently;

"Powerlifting, its beauty is in its simplicity"

Safeguarding Officer
Pete Stone
safeguarding@britishpowerlifting.org 

Pete is responsible for overseeing the correct implementation of good safeguradign practice across British Powerlifting, liaising with all parts of the Organisation to ensure a safe environment for all vulnerable lifters.

Pete has been competing in Powerlifting for 30yrs and most recently has been coach to the England Powerlifting Team at the 2015 Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in Vancouver. Pete has coached the Junior Classic Team since 2015 and coached the 'Junior Classic' Men's Team to the European Title in both 2015 & 2016.

Pete is also an IPF qualified coach.

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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