We are proud to offer one of the only British Weightlifting Clubs in the area – and bring the opportunity of pursuing the sport of Olympic and Power lifting to the local community.

If you would like coaching or to join our club, please click on the link below- it is open to all.

Membership is £40 a month.

Olympic Lifting:

Coach Lydia Cunningham is a Level 2 Olympic Weightlifting coach. 

Club times 5.30pm Tuesdays.

9am Saturday Open Gym Training.

NEW TO THE SPORT – BUT INTERESTED?

Please click on the link below to register your interest and we will get back to you asap.

Benefits to lifting for women

Benefits to lifting for all

British Weightlifting  youth and teens:

“One of the key dangers that has been directly associated with Weightlifting has been that of injury to the open epiphyseal growth plates of a developing child’s bone structure. These previous misconceptions led to a number of organisations concluding that the activity was an unnecessary risk for children. However, more recent research has challenged these findings, concluding that the activity is safe and relevant for youth, when developmentally appropriate training is delivered by a qualified professional… The position statement also highlights when appropriately prescribed and coached, the mechanical stress from resistance training may actually be beneficial for bone formation and growth. Other organisations have detailed similar conclusions in their position statements, such as the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

The injury rates of Weightlifting amongst school age pupils (11-18yrs) have been researched and shown to be markedly lower than a number of other school sports.”

(PDF) British Weight Lifting Position Statement : Youth Weightlifting. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321039287_British_Weight_Lifting_Position_Statement_Youth_Weightlifting[accessed Oct 01 2018].