South London Engagement:
BWL News - May 2013
Ashley Metcalfe appointed as new Chief Executive of British Weight Lifting
Former cricket star and successful businessman Ashley Metcalfe has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer at British Weight Lifting, completing a successful period of recruitment in the organisation.
Young weightlifter shows promise at European Championship
Young Welsh weightlifter Darius Jokarzadeh showed great promise with strong performance in the European Championships recently.
Former Olympian Tommy Yule appointed as BWL's new Performance Director
Former Olympic weightlifter Tommy Yule has been appointed as the new Performance Director at British Weight Lifting.
Masters lead the way in British Championships
There were some record-breaking performances at the British Masters Championship.
Peter Rowley appointed as new chairman at BWL
Peter Rowley has been appointed as the new chairman of British Weight Lifting.
New Feature: UK Anti-Doping explains why their work is so important
In the first of a series of regular features, UKAD explains the importance of their work in catching drugs cheats.
BWL and Help for Heroes link up to promote powerlifting
British Weight Lifting has teamed up with Help for Heroes' Battle Back scheme to promote powerlifting among injured service personnel and search for Paralympic potential.
Club in Focus: Wakefield Weightlifting Club
This month's BWL Club in Focus in Wakefield Weightlifting Club in West Yorkshire.
British Weight Lifting takes safeguarding seriously
BWL believes that all young people involved in weightlifting or powerlifting have the right to do so free of all forms of abuse and mistreatment. Find out more here.
SportsFest: Spreading the word and looking for the next generation of powerlifting talent!
BWL were present at Paralympics GB's latest SportsFest, where all Paralympic sports were on show and looking for young talented athletes.
Kazem Panjavi honoured for his work in coaching weightlifting
Weightlifting coach Kazem Panjavi was honoured for his work in promoting the sport among young people across London at the Pro Active London Awards ceremont last week.
WADA issues substance alert
The World Anti-Doping Agency issues a rare warning about a highly dangerous substance.
Stars for the Future girls display their sporting talents
Female members of the Stars for the Future WLC performed superbly at a recent competition.
“BRITISH Weight Lifting are hoping to unearth the next generation of Olympic weightlifting talent at a new series of talent assessment days".
Young people aged from 13-23-years-old are invited to take part in one of a series of events being staged during May and June, which could be the first step on the road to competing in major championships such as the Commonwealth Games or Olympics.
BWL teamed up with UK Sport to run a similar scheme last year (UK Sport Power2Podium), and that led to six athletes being selected as part of the BWL Talent Programme which gives them elite coaching and support at regular training camps alongside the GB squad.
UK Sport and Sport England have given BWL more money for talent development, paving the way for British Weight Lifting to establish a clear talent pathway from grassroots through to the Great Britain performance level.
BWL Talent Pathway Manager Dan Wagner said: “having seen the fantastic results of the last talent scheme, I’m really excited to see what results we can get from this latest initiative".
You can register for a BWL talent assessment day by clicking in the link below
BWL Talent Assessment Day - Sign Up
Assessment days will be held at the following venues;
- Leeds Met University 18th May
- Oldbury Academy 19th May
- Edinburgh University 1st June
- Crystal Palace NSC 8th June
- Oaklands College - (St Albans, Hertfordshire) – 9th June
Applicants attending the Phase One Talent Assessment Day will be tested on their physical abilities and will be presented with the programme going forward.
Those who show good potential will then be invited to a Phase Two Assessment Day where they will be tested on their physical, technical and psychological attributes and be tested more specifically on their ability and skill acquisition in Olympic weightlifting.
If you are selected onto the BWL talent confirmation or England talent pathway, you will receive talent development support which incorporates training camps at the BWL High Performance Centre in Leeds, an elite athlete education programme, strength and conditioning training, expert technical coaching and the opportunity to train with the BWL performance programme athletes.
Applications will close on the 2nd May.
For any further enquiries please contact BWL Talent Pathway Manager, Dan Wagner: email@example.com
- School Sport
As part of an exciting new incentive to enable school age children to take part in weight related activity BWL have introduced a schools block membership program. Schools can register an unlimited number of students who may be taking part in any weight related activity, this could be Olympic weightlifting, weight training or Crossfit style activities.
- The program is £40 annually, for this fee the school can register an unlimited amount of student weightlifters but they must be registered on the excel spreadsheet and returned by email to the BWL office.
- Each club has received an excel spreadsheet to register students, including name, DOB, BME and Disability details
- As students may join at different points throughout the academic year, the school can update their block by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- School block members are eligible to compete in; BWL Development Cups, BWL British Schools Championships and Local and Regional level junior competition
- School block members are not eligible to compete in any BWL u17 competitions and above
- In order to compete in BWL u17 and above students must become a member of a BWL affiliated club
- All students competing in any school block eligible event must have confirmation of agreement from their school on school letter headed paper, this should be submitted with their entry form to the competition manager for that event
- All School block members will also be eligible to take part in BWL Incentive Schemes e.g. Postal Clean and Jerk, Lift of the Quarter.
All students will receive an individual membership number so that they can compete in BWL incentives and competitions. The school will also receive an official certificate of affiliation and the BWL monthly newsletter in which all BWL Clubs are eligible to feature!
BWL - Equality and Diversity Form
BWL - School Block Membership Form
Caroline Charles - Regional Secretary, South London -
Samantha Jamieson - British Weightlifting Development Officer