Our primary focus at Bournemouth Weightlifting and Powersports Club is Powerlifting. The club is affiliated to both the GBPF and the BDFPA, both of which are governing bodys for drugs free lifting. We are commited equally to both federations, and respect the competitive environment that they provide our athletes.


 The GBPF (Great Britain Powerlifting Federation) is affiliated to both the EPF (European Powerlifting Federation) and the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation)


The BDFPA (British Drugs Free Powerlifting Federation) was set up in 1989, which also supports the sport Powerlifting. BDFPA is affiliated to the WDFPA (World Drugs-Free Powerlifting Federation)

Powerlifting comprises of three events; Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. Each event tests the different muscle groups of the individual, with the ultimate aim of lifting the most possible. In competition, there are 7 Ladies weight classes (43 Junior) 47, 52, 57, 63, 72, 84, 84+ and 8 Mens weight classes from (53 Junior), 58, 66, 74, 83, 93, 105, 120, 120+




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