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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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  • NWPL Summer Slam 2024

    Date: 01/06/2024 - 02/06/2024

    Division: North West

    Location: Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

    Website: https://northwestpowerlifting.com/sanctioned-competitions

    Details: See website.

    Opening Date For Entries: 01/04/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 11/05/2024

  • Progress Classic

    Date: 01/06/2024 - 01/06/2024

    Division: South West

    Location: Progress Gym 3a &3b, Kingfisher Close, Gazelle Road, Lynx Trading Estate, Yeovil BA20 2PJ

    Website: https://forms.gle/oXoMnQEqsA9aku4D9

    Details: Competition Date - Saturday 1st June 2024

    This will be a British Powerlifting (GBPF) Classic competition and open to all divisions and age classes.
    An up to date membership with https://www.britishpowerlifting.org is required to be able to compete.
    There will be 50 places in total across all men's & women's weight classes.
    All equipment used on the platform at this competition will be Eleiko including the bar, plates and collars.
    All equipment used in the warm up room will also be competition specification kit - including combo rack, bars, plates, collars also.


    There Will Be A £5 Entry Fee For Any Spectators Or Coaches Who Want To Attend.


    Please read the IPF rules & see the Approved Kit list. This can be found on our website - https://www.britishpowerlifting.org/

    Please direct all questions to Sam@dualstrengthcoaching.com

    The full address and location for the event is:

    3a &3b, Kingfisher Close, Gazelle Road, Lynx Trading Estate, Yeovil BA20 2PJ

    There will be more additional parking off-site, to the side of the premises.

    Opening Date For Entries: 15/04/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 18/05/2024

  • British Masters Classic Championships 2024.

    Date: 08/06/2024 - 09/06/2024

    Division: Northern Ireland

    Location: Hilton, Templepatrick. Northern Ireland.

    Website: https://linktr.ee/britishmasters2024

    Details: British Masters Classic 2024


    ***** QT's for this Championship must have been achieved between the 5th June 2023 and 4th May 2024 ******

    Entry fee - £45.00
    Doping fee - £20.00

    You must enter these championships to be considered for International selection for 2024/2025

    *****Those wishing to apply for dispensation must do so and have it approved before entering the championships.*****

    Dispensation Application form can be found in the website below.


    Entries open - 13h April 2024.
    Entries close - 11th May 2024.
    Last date for athletes to obtain a QT - 4th May 2024

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    Opening Date For Entries: 13/04/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 11/05/2024

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  • Implexus Open

    Date: 09/06/2024 - 09/06/2024

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

    Location: Carlton Mills, 9B Pickering St, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QG

    Website: www.ynepf.co.uk

    Details: We are delighted to be hosting the first Implexus Open in association with the YNE. We look to raise the bar of divisional competitions with sponsors, live stream, videographers and photographers, music and lighting and much more. This competition is a qualifying event for national competitions held by EPA and BP.
    Priority entry available for anyone who has volunteered for the YNEPF in the last 12 months.
    Guest spots will open 2 weeks after general entry should any spaces remain.

    Opening Date For Entries: 13/04/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 19/05/2024

  • RBBC Summer Divisional

    Date: 15/06/2024 - 15/06/2024

    Division: South Midlands

    Location: Red Beard Barbell Club
    Moor Farm
    Holyport
    Maidenhead
    Berkshire
    SL6 2HY

    Website: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/rbbc-summerpl

    Details: Register to lift at Red Beard Barbell Club for our Summer Divisional
    A fully-sanctioned British Powerlifting competition for South Midlands Powerlifting Association.

    Entry fee - £40
    Spectators - £3.50

    Full details and group orders to be released roughly a month before competition date.

    Please note:
    - Should you need to change weight class, do so before the 24th May. Changing after this date will mean you potentially risk forfeiting your space and will lift as a guest if we are unable to fit you into the category you are hoping to lift in.
    - This competition, as all of our competitions, is non-refundable.
    - You will need to provide your British Powerlifting membership number, if you don't have this on time of entering it's ok, but should you not have it on the day you will not be allowed to compete and you will not be refunded your entry.

    Opening Date For Entries: 12/03/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 01/06/2024

  • All England Women's Championships 2024

    Date: 15/06/2024 - 16/06/2024

    Location: The Rufus Centre

    Steppingley Road

    Flitwick

    Beds

    MK45 1AH

    Website: https://www.englishpowerlifting.co.uk/national-events

    Details: 2024 is a Commonwealth year. Athletes must participate in the All England championships to be selected to represent England..

    Opening Date For Entries: 22/01/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 19/05/2024

  • All England Men's Championships 2024

    Date: 22/06/2024 - 23/06/2024

    Location: The Rufus Centre

    Steppingley Road

    Flitwick

    Beds

    MK45 1AH

    Website: https://www.englishpowerlifting.co.uk/national-events

    Details: 2024 is a Commonwealth year. Athletes must participate in the All England championships to be selected to represent England.

    Opening Date For Entries: 22/01/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 19/05/2024

  • Quiet Focus competition Lincoln

    Date: 29/06/2024 - 29/06/2024

    Division: North Midlands

    Location: Waterside unit, 246 Newark Rd, Lincoln LN6 8RP

    Website: https://www.northmidspl.org/competitions/calendar

    Details: This is a sanctioned, low key competition aimed at lifters with all sorts of barriers to enter our sport. the Quiet series is committed to making our sport more accessible for all of our athletes.

    https://www.northmidspl.org/competitions/quiet-focus-series

    Opening Date For Entries: 05/05/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 01/06/2024

  • Super Training Summer Showdown

    Date: 29/06/2024 - 30/06/2024

    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 120 places in total across all men's and women's weight classes. There will be a Prime Time group on the Saturday evening with the best men and women competing for prizes.

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

    The closing date is 19/05/2024, 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: 04/02/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 19/05/2024

  • Scottish Classic Championship 2024

    Date: 06/07/2024 - 07/07/2024

    Division: Scotland

    Location: Aeternum Crossfit
    Unit 4
    Auchterderran Road
    Lochgelly
    KY5 9HF

    ///seemingly.pioneered.digesting

    Website: https://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/entry-forms/

    Details: Entries open on 11/05/2024 at noon and close on 08/06/2024 at noon

    Last chance for weight class changes will be 08/06/2024

    Entries cost £50 and you must have achieved the correct qualifying total or above after 16/07/2023, at a sanctioned' IPF affiliated competition. Please note equipped totals cannot be used.

    There will be no guest lifting at this competition.

    Opening Date For Entries: 11/05/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 08/06/2024

  • The Fred Sterry Classic

    Date: 06/07/2024 - 07/07/2024

    Division: North Midlands

    Location: The Suthers School
    Fernwood, Newark NG24 3NH

    Website: https://north-midlands-powerlifting.square.site/

    Details: Back again for 2024, the Fred Sterry classic will be expanded to a wo day event with cash prizes available.

    Anyone wishing to be part of the event in a sponsorship capacity please reach out to the division.

    Opening Date For Entries: 11/05/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 08/06/2024

  • Gloucestershire Powerlifting Open

    Date: 06/07/2024 - 06/07/2024

    Division: South West

    Location: Gloucestershire Powerlifting Club

    Website: https://forms.gle/b4BHB6W6oqDM5Vi88

    Details: Details : This competition is open to all lifters with priority to those in the South West division.

    Entries Open : 26/03/24
    Entries Close : 22/06/24

    Entries may close earlier if capacity is reached. 50 Places available


    More information to follow in the coming weeks

    Opening Date For Entries: 26/03/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 22/06/2024

  • South East Summer 2024

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

    Division: South East

    Location: Rebel Rebel Fitness
    Unit 27-29 Mountney Bridge Business Park
    Eastbourne Rd
    Westham
    Pevensey
    BN24 5NJ

    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: 26/05/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 23/06/2024

  • Cold Blood Classic

    Date: 14/07/2024 - 14/07/2024

    Division: South Midlands

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

    Website: https://sites.google.com/view/barbell-division-events/cdc

    Details: We at the Barbell Division are delighted to introduce the first of many Cold Blood Classics - with a £1000 prize money pot, a fully calibrated warm up area, professional-looking livestream, as well as a collaboration between The Barbell Division and Cold Blood Apparel for uniquely-designed competition t-shirts, this will be The Barbell Division's biggest competition to date.
    In the past 4 years we have been striving to raise the bar and improve the standard of South Midlands competitions and providing the lifters with the experience they deserve, this competition will be no different.

    60 lifters, morning and afternoon weigh-in
    £60 entry fee including competition t-shirt
    Entries will open on the 15th March @ 5pm - please follow our Instagram page to get the entry link as soon as it goes live - @the_barbell_division

    PLEASE NOTE: This competition is currently set to be held at The Barbell Division, however we are also considering an external venue in the Southampton area, this information will be adjusted accordingly once we have more information.

    Opening Date For Entries: 15/03/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 30/06/2024

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    Entry link will be release 8 weeks from competition date.


    contact@crazystrength.co.uk

    Opening Date For Entries: 12/10/2024

    Closing Date For Entries: 10/11/2024

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