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British Powerlifting has a comprehensive competition programme starting at local level and progressing through national up to British Championships. These attract a large number of lifters, for example over 400 athletes competed in the 2015 British Classic Championships. We send teams to all European and World Championships across all the age groups and disciplines with a high degree of success.

You are never too young or old to make a start in powerlifting; competitors aged 14 year and upwards are welcome. Equally, you are never too old. Several 70+ competitors still represent Britain internationally and many 'masters' lifters only take the sport up in their 40s or 50s. Powerlifting is a great sport with an unrivalled camaraderie which promotes health, strength and vitality. If you decide to take your first steps in the sport and want to lift in an independently drug tested organisation with an established network of local divisions, choose British Powerlifting.

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  • Anglian Open 2024

    Date: 21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Energyze Powerlifting, 259 Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ

    Website: https://energyzepowerlifting.square.site/

    Details: 21st July 2024

    Location - Energyze Powerlifting, 259 Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ

    Opening Date For Priority Entries: 14/4/24

    Those wishing to apply for priority entry should email info@energyzepowerlifting.co.uk and confirming their eligibility.


    Opening Date For Regular entries: 28/4/24

    Entry form: https://energyzepowerlifting.square.site/

    Closing date: 7/7/24


    50 lifters max


    £5 spectator / non-lifter fee


    Contact - Kitty Burroughs (@energyze_powerlifting) or info@energyzepowerlifting.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: 14/04/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 07/07/2024

  • YNEPF Novice open

    Date: 03/08/2024 - 04/08/2024

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Regen Centre, Landing Ln, Riccall, York YO19 6PW

    Website: www.ynepf.co.uk

    Details: YNEPF Novice open
    This competition is open to lifters who have competed in 2 or less official competitions (competitions that show on open powerlifting)
    Priority entry is available to those who have volunteered in the Ynepf over the last year.
    Volunteer entry opens 07/06/2024
    General entry opens 08/06/2024
    Guest entry will open after 2 weeks if the competition isn't full.
    Entry closes 13th July 2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 13/07/2024

  • East Midlands Junior & Sub Junior Championships 2024

    Date: 04/08/2024 - 04/08/2024

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Plume Academy, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6AB

    Website: https://forms.gle/cUw7xaNbnKyEyP7T7

    Details: Priority Entry Opens: Sunday 5th May 2024 (8am)
    Those wishing to apply for priority entry should email alphacoreevents@gmail.com to confirm their eligibility.


    - General Entry Opens: Sunday 12th May 2024 (8am)
    - Guest Entry Opens: Sunday 26th May 2024 (8am)
    - Closing Date: 7th July 2024

    This championship is for EM Junior & Sub Junior lifters only and will be open to 50 lifters per day. (There is the ability to extend to Saturday 3rd August, if capacity for the Sunday fills)

    - £45 entry fee per athlete
    - £5 per person spectator/non-lifter fee
    - All athletes under the age of 18 MUST have a chaperone with them throughout the event, including weigh-ins.

    - Plenty of free on-site parking

    - Host: Adam Fosbrook
    - Contact Info: Alphacoreevents@gmail.com

    Opening Date For Entries: 05/05/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 07/07/2024

  • PT:U, Wokingham, South Midlands Powerlifting Competition

    Date: 04/08/2024 - 04/08/2024

    Division: South Midlands

    Location: Address - PT:U Personal Training, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Rd, Wokingham, RG40 3AQ

    Details: PT:U, Wokingham, South Midlands Powerlifting Competition

    36 lifters.
    Weigh in start at 0800
    First lift will be 1000

    £47.50 per entry

    *there is no refund on entries is you dont attend or

    Opening Date For Entries: 20/04/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 30/06/2024

  • Iron Island Classic 2024

    Date: 18/08/2024 - 18/08/2024

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Iron Island Ltd, Miro House, Western way (west) Bury St Edmunds IP33 3SP

    Website: https://www.eastmidspowerlifting.co.uk/competitions/upcoming-events

    Details: Location - Iron Island Ltd, Miro House, Western way (west) Bury St Edmunds IP33 3SP
    Opening Date For Priority Entries: 16/06/24
    Opening Date For Entries: 23/06/24
    Opening Date For General Entries: 30/06/24
    Closing Date: 20/07/24

    This competition is open to classic lifters and will be capped at 36 lifters.
    Entrants must show a current British Powerlifting membership card at weigh in.

    - £50 entry fee per athlete
    - All athletes under the age of 18 MUST have a chaperone with them throughout the event, including weigh-ins.
     
    Note: All equipment and clothing used for this competition is subject to the rules of the IPF and must be on the approved list,
    see http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/ for latest rules and approved list.

    Entry form https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H1y26aHbadXJNWeIdjexhksu5bm9Ic7fLM3pJJolD0E/edit?usp=drivesdk

    £5 spectator / non-lifter fee

    Contact - Sam Henderson - samjack09@live.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: 16/06/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 20/07/2024

  • SE Late Summer 2024

    Date: 18/08/2024 - 18/08/2024

    Division: South East

    Location: Optimus Gym Rustington
    Unit 2, Phoenix Parade,
    Artex Ave
    Rustington,
    Littlehampton
    BN16 3LN

    Website: http://southeastpowerlifting.co.uk/wordpress/

    Details: The entry from will be released around 6 weeks before the comp. We will be only accepting entries from SE members for the first week the entry is open, after this date we will accept entries from all British Powerlifting Members. Entries will close on the 2 weeks before the comp, but may close earlier if capacity is reached.

    General enquiries to Southeastpowerlifting@gmail.com

    Please check our Social Media pages for entry from

    Opening Date For Entries: 08/07/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 04/08/2024

  • Super Training September Novice

    Date: 07/09/2024 - 08/09/2024

    Division: South West

    Location: Super Training Gym, Malvern View Business Park, Stella Way, Cheltenham, GL52 7DQ

    Website: https://www.super-training.co.uk/pages/competitions

    Details: There will be 100 places in total across all men's and women's weight classes.

    As this is a Novice competition it is only open to people who have competed less than 3 times before.

    This competition can be used as a qualifier for all national classic championships.

    The closing date is 28/07/2024, there are no refunds after this date.

    Flights and lifting times will be announced once we receive everyone's entry forms.

    Please direct all questions to: info@super-training.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: Not Set

    Closing Date For Entries: 28/07/2024

  • PWRTHR Autumn Classic

    Date: 15/09/2024 - 15/09/2024

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Location - Powering Through Performance, Unit 8 Eckersley Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SL

    Website: https://forms.gle/ZM4WdjgWm8xHTgY29

    Details: PWRTHR Autumn Classic 2024

    Sunday 15th September 2024

    Entry fee: £50, number of competitors TBC

    Classic lifters only

    Prospective entries must complete a pre-registration from to receive the entry link: https://forms.gle/ZM4WdjgWm8xHTgY29

    Entry forms will then be sent on the following dates/times:

    PRIORITY - 9AM SUNDAY 7TH JULY
    GENERAL ENTRY - 11AM SUNDAY 9TH JULY
    This event is likely to sell out on this date.

    Contact - comps@powering-through.com, IG @pwrthrgym

    Opening Date For Entries: Not Set

    Closing Date For Entries: 31/07/2024

  • Anglian Bench 2024

    Date: 22/09/2024 - 22/09/2024

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Energyze Powerlifting, 259 Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ

    Website: https://energyzepowerlifting.square.site/

    Details: 22/09/2024

    Location - Energyze Powerlifting, 259 Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ

    Opening Date For Priority Entries: 16/06/24

    Those wishing to apply for priority entry should email info@energyzepowerlifting.co.uk and confirming their eligibility.


    Opening Date For Regular entries: 30/06/24

    Entry form: https://energyzepowerlifting.square.site/

    Closing date: 08/09/24

    Capped at 40 lifters

    £5 spectator / non-lifter fee


    Contact - Kitty Burroughs (@energyze_powerlifting) or info@energyzepowerlifting.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: 16/06/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 08/09/2024

  • SE Bench 2024

    Date: 22/09/2024 - 22/09/2024

    Division: South East

    Location: Amazon 24 Fitness
    Unit 1 Cloverlay Industrial Park
    Canterbury Ln
    Rainham
    Gillingham
    ME8 8GL

    Website: http://southeastpowerlifting.co.uk/wordpress/

    Details: The entry from will be released around 6 weeks before the comp. We will be only accepting entries from SE members for the first week the entry is open, after this date we will accept entries from all British Powerlifting Members. Entries will close on the 2 weeks before the comp, but may close earlier if capacity is reached.

    General enquiries to Southeastpowerlifting@gmail.com

    Please check our Social Media pages for entry from

    Opening Date For Entries: 12/08/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 08/09/2024

  • Four Counties

    Date: 26/10/2024 - 27/10/2024

    Division: North Midlands

    Location: Nottingham Strong,
    42 Church St, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2FH

    Details: Another two day event for the North Midlands, 100 Spots over 2 days.

    Open to North Midlands membership only.

    Opening Date For Entries: 31/08/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 28/09/2024

  • SE Open 2024

    Date: 26/10/2024 - 27/10/2024

    Division: South East

    Location: Astor Secondary School
    Astor Avenue
    Dover
    CT17 0AS

    Website: http://southeastpowerlifting.co.uk/wordpress/

    Details: The entry from will be released around 6 weeks before the comp. We will be only accepting entries from SE members for the first week the entry is open, after this date we will accept entries from all British Powerlifting Members. Entries will close on the 2 weeks before the comp, but may close earlier if capacity is reached.

    General enquiries to Southeastpowerlifting@gmail.com

    Please check our Social Media pages for entry from

    Opening Date For Entries: 15/09/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 12/10/2024

  • Oxford Open

    Date: 27/10/2024 - 27/10/2024

    Division: South Midlands

    Location: Iffley Road Sports Centre
    Iffley Road
    Oxford
    OX4 1EQ

    Website: https://forms.gle/wer3Whw3kMJbXbyT6

    Details: This competition is open to all South Midlands lifters.
    Entries will open on Sunday 16th June at midday.
    Any guests wishing to enter from other divisions are welcome from 23rd June onwards.
    Entry will be £40 per person and there will be 56 places.
    A competition T-shirt is available for pre-order upon competition entry for an additional
    £15.
    Meet-day photography will also be available to all lifters.
    Spectators free entry and encouraged to attend!

    The event schedule will be released 4 weeks out upon closure of entry when no further weight class changes are to be made.

    For any enquiries, please reach out on Instagram to:
    ● Oxfordshire rep, Andrew (@the_emerald_whippet)
    ● OUPLC (@OUPLC)

    Opening Date For Entries: 16/06/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 29/09/2024

  • YNEPF November open

    Date: 02/11/2024 - 03/11/2024

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Regen Centre, Landing Ln, Riccall, York YO19 6PW

    Website: www.ynepf.co.uk

    Details: Classic and equipped, full power and bench only welcome.

    Priority entry for anyone who has volunteered in The YNEPF over the last 12 months opens 06/09/2024
    General entry opens 07/09/2024
    If the competition doesn't fill up in 2 weeks guest entry will open.
    Competition entry closes 12/10/24

    Closing Date For Entries: 12/10/2024

  • East Midlands Equipped Championships 2024

    Date: 03/11/2024 - 03/11/2024

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Energyze Powerlifting, 259 Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ

    Website: https://energyzepowerlifting.square.site/

    Details: 03/11/2024

    This is an equipped competition only and all lifters will be classed as equipped.

    Location - Energyze Powerlifting, 259 Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ

    Opening Date For Priority Entries: 28/07/24

    Those wishing to apply for priority entry should email info@energyzepowerlifting.co.uk and confirming their eligibility.


    Opening Date For Regular entries: 11/08/24

    Entry form: https://energyzepowerlifting.square.site/

    Closing date: 20/10/24


    £5 spectator / non-lifter fee


    Contact - Kitty Burroughs (@energyze_powerlifting) or info@energyzepowerlifting.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: 28/07/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 20/10/2024

  • South Midlands University Championships 2024

    Date: 09/11/2024 - 09/11/2024

    Division: South Midlands

    Location: The Barbell Division
    Unit 1d Quayside Business Park
    Quayside Road
    Southampton
    SO18 1DH

    Website: https://linktr.ee/smucs24

    Details: We present to you the South Midlands University Championships 2024 edition. This is our
    3rd year running, and we will be bringing the heat for this one! 2022 was just a trial run, 2023
    was a warm up, and 2024 is game time.

    As always, 4 teams will be battling out for the title of the strongest university in the south!
    This year we have increased the total number of competitors to 48 lifters - 12 for each team.
    There is a possibility of a few extra guest invites selected by the event director. Due to a high
    amount of requests, we will allow up to 2 alumni to represent each university team (included
    in the 12 total competitors). The event will feature a PRIMETIME session in the afternoon,
    which will take place after the morning session.The primetime session will be the one to
    watch! It will feature the strongest South Midlands university lifters, as well as some tight
    weight class battles. There will be increased prizes for top 3 male and female lifters.

    The scoring structure will slightly differ this year. Results of 8 top scoring competitors from
    each team will be summed up together, instead of a total average.

    We will see professional media coverage leading up, during, and after the event including
    photography, videography, professional livestream, athlete interviews, as well as live social
    media coverage during the event.

    Morning weigh in: 8am
    Morning lift-off: 10am

    PRIMETIME weigh in: 12pm
    PRIMETIME lift-off: 2PM

    Entry fee: £45
    Spectator fee: FREE

    Teams must be nominated and communicated with the event director by 12th of October.

    Event director: Lukas Amosovas (IG @kasamovcreative)
    lukas@kasamovcreative.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: 01/09/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 12/10/2024

  • The SBD British Open Championships 2024

    Date: 21/11/2024 - 24/11/2024

    Division: West Midlands

    Location: The Hangar, Wolverhampton. WV2 4HP

    Website: https://linktr.ee/sbdbritishclassic

    Details: The SBD British Open 2024.

    £70.00 entry fee.
    £20 doping fee.

    You must enter these championships to be considered for International selection for 2025.

    Those wishing to apply for dispensation must enter the championships, and pay the entry and doping fee. Email competitions@britishpowerlifting.org to give your dispensation requirements and reasons.

    Entries open - 26th September 2024.
    Entries close - 24th October 2024.
    Last date for athletes to obtain a QT - 17th October 2024.

    Subscribe to the event link tree for updates.

    Opening Date For Entries: 26/09/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 24/10/2024

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  • South East Late Autumn 2024

    Date: 01/12/2024 - 01/12/2024

    Division: South East

    Location: Core The Gym
    Unit 7d, 56 King St
    Maidstone
    ME14 1BW

    Website: http://southeastpowerlifting.co.uk/wordpress/

    Details: The entry from will be released around 6 weeks before the comp. We will be only accepting entries from SE members for the first week the entry is open, after this date we will accept entries from all British Powerlifting Members. Entries will close on the 2 weeks before the comp, but may close earlier if capacity is reached.

    General enquiries to Southeastpowerlifting@gmail.com

    Please check our Social Media pages for entry from

    Opening Date For Entries: 20/10/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 17/11/2024

  • Crazy Strength Christmas Comp

    Date: 07/12/2024 - 07/12/2024

    Division: South West

    Location: Crazy Strength
    In Southern Quarter
    Sunrise Way,
    Salisbury
    SP4 7YR

    Website: http://www.crazystrength.co.uk

    Details: This event will take place at Southern Quarter Amesbury, the home of Crazy Strength.

    All competitors must be present for weigh in their allotted time, those who arrival after that will not be allowed to lift having missed the weigh in time. As a competitor you are responsible for ensuring any accommodation and travel time allow you the ability to make these timings.

    Two groups of 14 Lifters, one female (A) one male (B)

    Weigh in 09:00

    Group A to lift off 11:00

    Competition expected to close down by 17:00

    Females Link

    https://www.evini.com/locations/390/workshops/4932/c8d05446

    Males Link

    https://www.evini.com/locations/390/workshops/4931/37006367


    contact@crazystrength.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: 12/10/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 10/11/2024

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