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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 or even later. 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.

  • East Midlands Qualifier

    Date: 01/05/2021 - 01/05/2021

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Champion Strength & Conditioning, 13 Peverel Drive, Milton Keynes, MK45 1BX

    Website: http://championstrength.co.uk/east-midlands-2021-qualifier/

    Details: Promoters: Faye Jordan & Andy Champ

  • English Benchpress Championships 2021

    Date: 12/06/2021 - 13/06/2021

    Location: Flitwick Village Hall,
    11 Dunstable Rd,
    Flitwick,
    MK45 1HP

    Website: http://championstrength.co.uk/english-bench-press-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2W9gOafOnCOxjCj04waPIywCvkbTw8u0Hq-Xdr2TZOeiMlvzSpiaQwZck

    Details: English Bench Press Championships 2021 - 12th & 13th June.

    To enter a lifter must have recorded a bench press lift in a British Powerlifting recognised event since the last English Bench press and prior to the closing date for this one (09/05/2021). Lifting under, British Powerlifting/IPF rules. All Lifters must be current BP Members. Drug testing may be carried out at this comp.

    Online Entry £35 or £60 if you wish to compete in classic & equipped; visit be sure to fill out all relevant sections of the entry form. If you require an alternative payment method please contact Faye Jordan at events@championstrength.co.uk or 07548230904.

    Event tee-shirt available to pre-order now at: https://www.universaluniform.co.uk/product/english-benchpress-championships-2021/

    Closing date for entries is 9th May 2021, no entries will be accepted after this date. The competition will be capped at 200 lifters.

    Competition schedule will be announced shortly after the closing date.

    Spectator entry will be £5 cash on the door – under 14s free.

    There will be refreshments available on site, there is also a Tesco adjacent to the venue. There is Free Parking and disabled access.

  • Yorkshire and North East June Competition

    Date: 19/06/2021 - 19/06/2021

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

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

    Website: www.ynepf.co.uk

    Details: All age-group competition, classic and equipped, including bench only

  • British Equipped Championships

    Date: 26/06/2021 - 27/06/2021

    Location: Stanhope Hall, Horncastle

    Details: These championships will be subject to prevailing COVID-19 restrictions.

    Qualifying totals from 2019 onwards, post the Equipped Championships, will be accepted.

    You need not have qualified in the bodyweight class you enter, but in this case you must have qualified in another class. Weight class changes are not permitted after the closing date. The results of your qualifying competition must be available on-line.

    CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY 21st MAY 2021

    The equipped bench press championships will be run together with the classic bench press later in 2021.

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

    Enter Championship View Championship Entries View Referee Availability
  • Super Training Summer Showdown

    Date: 03/07/2021 - 04/07/2021

    Division: South West

    Location: There is ample parking on site. The full address and location for the event is:

    Super Training Gym
    Malvern View Business Park
    Stella Way
    Bishops Cleeve
    Cheltenham
    GL52 7DQ

    Details: Date: 03/07/2021 - 04/07/2021

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

    Entry Form: Currently Full.

    Please e-mail info@super-training.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.
    Details: This is open to men and women in all age classes.

    Schedule of lifting will be determined by the 12th April 2021.

    Closing date is 1st June 2021, there are no refunds after this closing date.

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


  • Scottish Summer Open

    Date: 11/07/2021 - 11/07/2021

    Division: Scotland

    Location: Elysium Gym, Duke St, Edinburgh

    Website: https://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/

    Details: 3 lift competition capped at 30 lifters to test viability of comps under Covid guidelines

  • Yorkshire and North East July Competition

    Date: 18/07/2021 - 18/07/2021

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

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

    Website: www.ynepf.co.uk

    Details: All age-group competition, classic and equipped, including bench only.

  • British Master's Classic Championships

    Date: 24/07/2021 - 25/07/2021

    Location: Moulton College
    Northants

    Details: These championships will be subject to any COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

    Qualifying totals from 2019 will be accepted.

    You need not have qualified in the bodyweight class you enter, but in this case you must have qualified in another class. Weight class changes are not permitted after the closing date. The results of your qualifying competition must be available on-line.

    You must lift in these to be considered for the World Master's team.

    This will be a two platform competition.

  • Yorkshire and North East August Competition

    Date: 21/08/2021 - 21/08/2021

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

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

    Website: www.ynepf.co.uk

    Details: All age-group competition, classic and equipped, including bench only

  • East Midlands Senior Classic

    Date: 28/08/2021 - 29/08/2021

    Division: East Midlands

    Location: Flitwick Village Hall

    Website: http://championstrength.co.uk/east-midlands-senior-classic-championships/

    Details: Women 28th August, Men 29th August

  • British Junior Classic Championships

    Date: 20/10/2021 - 24/10/2021

    Location: Hirst Welfare Centre
    Alexandra Road
    Ashington
    NE63

    Details: You must lift in these championships to be considered for international selection in 2022.

    This is a five day event and the lifting programme is likely to be similar to the 2019 championships. This will be confirmed in due course.

  • YNE Winter Open

    Date: 27/11/2021 - 28/11/2021

    Division: Yorkshire and North East

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

    Details: Open competition, classic and equipped, including bench only

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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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