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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.

  • South Midlands Open Championships

    Date: 20/04/2019 - 21/04/2019

    Division: South Midlands

    Location: Thorngate Hall,
    Bury Rd,
    Gosport
    PO12 3QX

    Website: https://mike2188.typeform.com/to/gXb6Gd

    Details: Flagship Divisional Event.

    This Competition is open to any member of British Powerlifting, Equipped or Classic.

    We are bringing a National Level quality competition to any who enter. This is the site of the 2016 British Equipped Championship!

    The event will be MC'd by the legendary IPF MC Geno Biancheri.

    White Lights Media photography will be present to capture all your best moments!

    Alongside your standard competition, saturday evening will play host to an invitational spectacular involving some of British Powerliftings top lifters!
    Entry to this will be free for all of the weekends lifters.

    There is an onsite Cafe and parking is available.

    Entry capped at 120 - 30 Pounds Entry Fee

  • Welsh Championship 2019

    Date: 27/04/2019 - 27/04/2019

    Division: Wales

    Location: The Compound, 1 Paper Mill Road, Cardiff, CF11 8 DH

    Website: http://www.walespowerlifting.com/competitions

    Details: The Welsh National Championship for 2019.
    Entries open 18th March for WPA members only.
    Guest entry opens from 25th March.
    Entries close 15th April.

    Spaces are limited to 60 lifters and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

  • Cumbria Championships 2019

    Date: 28/04/2019 - 28/04/2019

    Division: North West

    Location: Snap Fitness, Carlisle

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/calendar/calendar2019/cumbria-championships/

    Details: Entry will open on 3 March 2019.

    If you have any questions, please contact enquiries@nwpowerlifting.org.uk

  • South East Bridge Road Spring Divisional

    Date: 28/04/2019 - 28/04/2019

    Division: South East

    Location: Bridge Road Barbell, 2 Bridge Industrial Estate, Bridge Road, Camberley GU15 2QR

    Website: southeastpowerlifting.co.uk/wordpress

    Details: Entry form available from the South East website approximately 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic and equipped) and will be subject to a 40 lifter limit. Guest lifters welcome

  • Disability Powerlifting Competiton

    Date: 11/05/2019 - 11/05/2019

    Entry Form: Click here for the entry form

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Ashington Hirst Welfare Centre
    Alexandra Road
    Ashington
    Northumberland
    NE63 9HF

    Details: This competition is open to all lifters with any sort of disability.

    NO ENTRY FEE

    All enquiries or questions regarding eligibility to the promoter:

    Fred McKenzie
    115 Milburn Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 0NA

    or email frederick575@btinternet.com

  • Men's All England Championships 2019

    Date: 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019

    Division: North West

    Location: Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Ln, Manchester M13 0XT

    Website: https://north-west-powerlifting2.fws.store/Mens_All_England_Powerlifting_Championships_2019/p5524157_19188982.aspx

    Details: The North West will be hosting the Men's All England Powerlifting Championships 2019.

    Electronic entry will open at 9am on 6 April 2019. Checkout will be enabled on the link below accordingly.

    If you have any questions regarding the competition/entry, please contact technical@nwpowerlifting.org.uk. If you have any questions regarding QTs, please contact English Powerlifting Association.

  • English Bench Press Championships

    Date: 22/06/2019 - 22/06/2019

    Location: Flitwick Village Hall,

    11 Dunstable Rd,

    Flitwick,

    Bedford

    MK45 1HP

    Details: To enter a lifter must have recorded a bench press in a British Powerlifting recognised competition since the 2018 Championship and prior to the closing date for entries 25/5/19.

    Online entry £35 for a single event or £60 if you're entering classic and equipped.

    Enter at:

    www.englishpowerlifting.co.uk/national-events

    Please contact the event organisers Andy Champ or Faye Jordan with any detailed enquiries:

    email: mkbarbellclub@gmail.com

    All age groups, equipped and classic.

    Anyone wishing to be considered for the Commonwealth Championships must lift in these championships.

  • South East Push & Pull

    Date: 23/06/2019 - 23/06/2019

    Division: South East

    Location: Prime Performance Gym
    Tyler Way
    Whitstable
    Kent
    CT5 2RS

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

    Details: 40 lifter limit, Guest lifters welcome


    Entry form available from the South East website approximately 6 weeks before competition date.

  • North West Powerlifting Championships 2019

    Date: 13/07/2019 - 14/07/2019

    Division: North West

    Location: Steel Habitat, Liverpool

    Details: Invites will be sent from 18 May 2019 in order of wilks since North West Powerlifting Championships 2018. There will be no general entry.

    Entry fee is £25 with 50% off for sub-juniors.

  • The Summer Cup (Wales) 2019

    Date: 13/07/2019 - 13/07/2019

    Division: Wales

    Location: SYNERGI WEIGHTLIFTING CLUB, UNIT J5, COLCHESTER AVENUE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, CARDIFF CF23 9AP

    Website: http://www.walespowerlifting.com/competitions

    Details: 13th July 2019

    Entries open to WPA members 3rd June.
    Entries open to guests 10th June.

  • Inter-Divisional Championships

    Date: 28/07/2019 - 28/07/2019

    Location: Ousedale School
    The Grove
    Newport Pagnell
    Mk16 0LB

    Details: Open to all English divisions.

    Entry details will be issued early in 2019.

  • South East Summer Divisional

    Date: 04/08/2019 - 04/08/2019

    Division: South East

    Location: Locker 27
    Hamm Moor Lane,
    Weybridge Trading Estate
    Addlestone
    Surrey
    KT15 2SD

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

    Details: 40 lifter limit, Guest lifters welcome


    Entry form available from the South East website approximately 6 weeks before competition date.

  • NWPL Masters // NWPL Bench Press Championships

    Date: 18/08/2019 - 18/08/2019

    Division: North West

    Location: DJS Fitness, Stalybridge

    Details: Entry will open on 23 June 2019. There will be no priority entry. Entry fee is £20 for the Masters and £15 for Bench Championships. 50% off for sub-juniors.

  • Bristol Championships 2019

    Date: 18/08/2019 - 18/08/2019

    Entry Form: Click here for the entry form

    Division: South West

    Location: Trojan Fitness
    204 South Liberty Lane
    Ashton
    Bristol
    BS3 2TY.

    Details: The event will be limited to a maximum of 50 competitors on a first come first served basis on Sunday 18th August 2019.

    Guest places for other divisions will be allocated if they are available after the closing date of the competition. A waiting list will be held on this basis, if the event becomes full before the closing date.

    This competition can be used as a qualifier for National events taking place later in the year, in line with the British Powerlifting Qualifying Procedure.

    Please send completed entry forms and direct any queries to drewfackrell@hotmail.co.uk.

    Payment can be made via PayPal to swpla@hotmail.co.uk or via cheque (to be addressed to SWPLA and sent to 102 Allerton Crescent, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 9PX).

  • British Senior Men's Classic Championships

    Date: 31/08/2019 - 01/09/2019

    Location: Astor College, Dover

    Details: You must lift in these championships to be considered for international selection in 2020.

    Provisional lifting programme: Up to and including 93kg - Saturday
    105kg - 120+kg - Sunday

    Note that if there are a large number of 93kg qualifiers, this class may be split across the two days.

    ProgrammeTo be confirmed after entries have closed.

    Closing date for entries is Friday 26th July 2019.

    All costs for travel arrangements are the lifter's liability and not subject to refund.

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  • South East Bench Press

    Date: 20/10/2019 - 20/10/2019

    Division: South East

    Location: The Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2BL

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

    Details: Entry form available from the South East website approximately 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic and equipped) and will be subject to a 40 lifter limit. Guest lifters welcome

  • British Masters Classic Championships

    Date: 26/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

    Location: One NK
    Moor Ln,
    North Hykeham,
    Lincoln LN6 9AX


    Details: You must lift is these championships to be considered for international selection in 2020

  • Powerpalooza III

    Date: 02/11/2019 - 03/11/2019

    Division: North West

    Location: Power & Fitness, Liverpool

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/calendar/calendar2019/powerpalooza-3/

    Details: Entry will open on 7 September. The priority entry process will apply. Entry fee is £25 with 50% off for sub-juniors.

  • South East Open Championships

    Date: 02/11/2019 - 03/11/2019

    Division: South East

    Location: Astor College of the Arts, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0AS

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

    Details: Saturday 2nd November --- All Women & Master Men
    Sunday 3rd November --- Open Men & Junior Men


    Entry form available from the South East website 6 weeks before competition date.

    This competition is open to all age classes (classic and equipped) and will be subject to a 120 lifter limit over two days. Guest lifters welcome

  • Christmas Spectacular III

    Date: 08/12/2019 - 08/12/2019

    Division: North West

    Location: Fighting Fit, Manchester

    Website: http://www.nwpowerlifting.org.uk/calendar/calendar2019/christmas-spectacular/

    Details: Entry will open on 13 October 2019. There will be no priority entry. Entry fee is £20 with 50% off for sub-juniors.

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