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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.

  • English Bench Press Championships

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

    Location: Flitwick Village Hall,

    11 Dunstable Rd,

    Flitwick,

    Bedford

    MK45 1HP

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

    Details: To qualify/be eligible to enter this competition, lifters must have Benchpressed in a British Powerlifting event within the twelve months prior to the date of this competition.

  • 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.

  • Gloucesterhsire and Wiltshire Championships

    Date: 20/07/2019 - 20/07/2019

    Division: South West

    Location: Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Football Club

    Website: https://swindonbarbell.com/contact-us/competition-entry-form

    Details: Wilts and Glos Championships 20th July
    The competition is open to all British Powerlifting members, with entry priority given first to entrants living within Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. When the closing date has passed any remaining spaces will be offered first to South West members from other counties, and any remaining spaces to entrants from other British Powerlifting divisions.
    A waiting list will be held, and places offered following the priority above. Spaces offered from the waiting list be held for 48 hours, after which the space will be offered to another entrant if no reply is received. The waiting list will be held on a first come first serve basis, so early entries will have priority.
    Entry fees: £25 senior, £15 junior.
    There will be a Wiltshire and Gloucester Championship souvenir t-shirt available. If you would like to order one, please include your size and cut, men’s or women’s, on the entry form. There will only be a few T-shirts in limited sizes available on the day.
    The price is £15 per t-shirt.
    The closing date is Saturday 6th July 2019.
    No late entries will be accepted, and payment must be made before the closing date. If you are unable to make the competition, please inform the organisers at sbbcomps@gmail.com.
    Your place can then be offered to people on the waiting list. No entry fee refunds will be given for cancellations notified after the closing date.
    PLEASE NOTE WEIGH IN TIMES WILL BE PUBLISHED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE
    If you have any further enquiries please also contact us at sbbcomps@gmail.com.
    A small spectators fee will be charged on the door of £2 per person, children U5 free.
    Please complete the application form and click ‘submit’ and then continue to the payment page.
    https://swindonbarbell.com/contact-us/competition-entry-form

  • 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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  • SWPLA Devon & Cornwall Championships 2019

    Date: 06/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

    Entry Form: Click here for the entry form

    Division: South West

    Location: Sunningmead Community Centre
    Lazenby Road
    Wilcombe
    Tiverton
    EX16 4AL

    Details: Sunday 6th October 2019
    Sunningmead Community Centre, Lazenby Road, Wilcombe, Tiverton, EX16 4AL
    Home of Tiverton Weightlifting Club

    Weigh in 09.00 - 10.30am
    Lifting starts at 11.00

    All enquiries to organiser / promoter mrattenberry@btinternet.com -
    01884 258478 / 0798 5746769

    Entry is £25 for seniors / £15 for Juniors –
    50 entries maximum – SW members priority max 10 guests on first come basis
    Payments to paypal a/c info@swpla.co.uk
    Otherwise cheques made payable to " SWPLA "

  • 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

  • British Junior Championships

    Date: 30/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

    Location: Hirst Welfare Centre
    Alexandra Road
    Ashington
    NE63 9HN

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

    This is combined championships for male and female lifters in the junior and sub-junior age groups.

    PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

    Wednesday - Junior Women up to and inc 57kg; Junior Men up to and inc 74kg
    Thursday - Junior Women 63kg Junior Men 83kg
    Friday - Junior Women 72kg; Junior Men 93kg
    Saturday - Sub Junior Women up to and inc 84+kg; Sub Junior Men up to and inc 74kg
    Sunday - Junior Women 84kg & 84+kg; Sub Junior Men 83kg & above Junior Men 105kg & above

    NOTE THAT THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE 25/9/19 CLOSING DATE.

    Accommodation information will be available in due course and will be reasonably priced.

  • 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.

  • British Equipped Championships 2020

    Date: 18/01/2020 - 19/01/2020

    Location: Stanhope Hall
    Horncastle

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

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