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2023 British Weight Lifting Inclusion Academies announced

British Weight Lifting (BWL) is pleased to announce ten additional weightlifting clubs that have been accredited with Inclusion Academy status for 2023-24.

2023 British Weight Lifting Inclusion Academies announced

The ten clubs that have passed the rigorous accreditation process are as follows:

  • Blackheath Weightlifting
  • Brunel Weightlifting & Stars for the Future (Joint West London)
  • Southampton Weightlifting Club
  • Hampshire Barbell
  • Kingdom Barbell
  • Phoenix Weightlifting
  • Psych Weightlifting
  • Resilience Weightlifting
  • Weights & Cakes
  • Yorkshire Strength

These clubs will join the current Inclusion Academies that have continued their status from last year:

  • Atlas Weightlifting
  • Lakeside Weightlifting
  • Mettle (Previously Hallam Barbell)
  • North Tyneside Barbell
  • Oxford Powersports
  • Pride Performance Weightlifting
  • Wildboar Weightlifting


What is an Inclusion Academy?

Inclusion Academies are clubs who are engaging with youth weightlifting recruitment and have a sustainable club foundation.  

To become accredited each club is expected to demonstrate and then maintain specific standards of practice in each of the 4 key areas below: 

  1. Governance 
  2. Facilities, Co-Branding  
  3. People Recruitment  
  4. People Development 

British Weight Lifting recommends Inclusion Academies as fantastic places to learn the sport of weightlifting due to their high standards of governance, appropriate policies and procedures, and qualified licenced coaches and staff.


What benefits do Inclusion Academies receive?

The clubs will receive the following annually:

  • Funding & administrative support from BWL to deliver Raise the Bar
  • Coaching course & CPD funding
  • Weightlifting kit
  • BWL community of practice seminar & education program
  • BWL club recognition as an Inclusion Academy
  • Opportunity to progress to pathway and performance academies


Want to get in touch with one of our inclusion academies?

Atlas Weightlifting

Instagram: @atlasworkoutwarehouse



Blackheath Weightlifting

Instagram: @blackheathweightliftingclub



Brunel Weightlifting & Stars for the Future (Joint West London)

Instagram: @brunelwl



Southampton Weightlifting Club

Instagram: @crossfitsouthampton



Hampshire Barbell

Instagram: @hampshirebarbellclub



Kingdom Barbell

Instagram: @kingdombarbell



Lakeside Weightlifting

Instagram: @lakesideweightlifting



Mettle (Previously Hallam Barbell)

Instagram: @mettle_community



North Tyneside Barbell

Instagram: @northtynesidebarbells



Oxford Powersports

Instagram: @oxpwlc1964



Phoenix Weightlifting

Instagram: @phoenixweightliftingglos



Pride Performance Weightlifting

Instagram: @prideperformanceweightlifting



Psych Weightlifting

Instagram: @psych_weightliftingclub



Resilience Weightlifting

Instagram: @resilience_weightlifting



Weights & Cakes

Instagram: @weightscakescic



Wildboar Weightlifting

Instagram: @wildboarweightliftinglydney



Yorkshire Strength

Instagram: @yorkshire.strength



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