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British Powerlifting is a trading name of GB Powerlifting Federation Limited (GBPF). The GBPF has grown rapidly and over the last six years quadrupled its membership and is by far the largest powerlifting organisation in the UK.

The GBPF is affiliated to the International Powerlifting Federation and the European Powerlifting Federation. It comprises the Home Countries of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. England is further split into nine geographic regions or divisions.

The following diagram shows British Powerlifting in relation to it's constituent Home Nations and Regions and how these all fit together within the broader IPF Community.

The GB Powerlifting Federation Ltd was incorporated in 2008 and is registered in England and Wales, Company Number 06625045.

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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