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British Weight Lifting teams up with the Weight Lifting Foundation charity

British Weight lifting (BWL) is pleased to announce that it will be working with the Weight Lifting Foundation (WLF) to help support athletes and clubs.

British Weight Lifting teams up with the Weight Lifting Foundation charity

The Weight Lifting Foundation is a charity established almost twenty years ago to assist the development of youth weightlifting in the UK and the Channel Islands. There are four main ways in which they provide support:

  1. Individual Grants: Give one-off grants to individual lifters who have achieved either a personal best in an international competition or a British record in a British National competition. 
  2. Revenue Funding: The WLF recognise that the cost of competing, particularly in international events, can be hefty. They can help with these by contributing towards travel and accommodation expenses.
  3. Capital Funding - If a club needs to upgrade its equipment and/or improve its facilities, then they may be able to assist with the costs.
  4. The Brian Hamill Award: Each year they make an award to an individual or group in the under 23 age group who they feel has made an outstanding contribution to their weightlifting club in a way that reflects the example and ethos of their late trustee, Brian Hamill.

Find out more about the Weight Lifting Foundation here


British Weight Lifting has it’s own charity, the British Weight Lifting Foundation, which was set up more recently in 2021. The charity has the clear aims to enable the growth and development of the sport, offer educational and learning opportunities, provide support for clubs, support young lifters and support grassroots initiatives by engaging with weightlifting.

Find out more about the British Weight Lifting Foundation here


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