Become a Member

Join the hundreds of weightlifting clubs across the country that have access and support to exclusive perks only available from a British Weight Lifting membership.

BWL Club Affiliation - (£35)

Our affiliated club scheme is reserved for those clubs who want to be an officially recognised Olympic or Paralympic weightlifting club which can organise a BWL recognised competition.


  • BWL Certificate and affiliated club logo to display in your Facility
  • BWL club insurance cover
  • Ability to organise an official BWL Tier 3 competition
  • Access to club development guidance and funding support
  • Regular newsletters/updates
  • Opportunity to feature in our newsletters
  • Exclusive discounts on weightlifting equipment
  • Exclusive benefits from BWL partners

How to become a BWL affiliated club

Visit Sport 80 here and create an account.

Once you have created an account you will then be able to add your club from your personal account

Is my club eligible?

To be eligible to become a BWL affiliated club you will need the following: 

Head Coach

Requirement Evidence

 A Level 2 BWL Coach Qualification 

Coaching certificate uploaded to our Sports80 membership system

Full Membership

Active membership on our Sports80 system

Valid BWL Coaching licence

Valid licence found on our Sports80 system

 Valid DBS check via BWL

Valid DBS uploaded to your Sports80 account


Requirement Evidence

Supporter Membership

Active membership on our Sports80 system

Safeguarding knowledge


Welfare Officer

Requirement Evidence

 A valid British Weight Lifting membership 

Active membership on our Sports80 system

 Valid DBS check via BWL

 Active DBS uploaded to your Sports80 account

Significant Safeguarding knowledge 

Evidenced by having a 3-hour face-to-face qualification

An up-to-date Safeguarding 3-hour face-to-face qualification with certification recognised by the CPSU

Certificate uploaded to your Sports80 account.

Club Constitution 

Requirement Evidence

A Club Constitution will help to clarify how you would like your club to be run. 

Displayed in your gym


Club Development

British Weight Lifting’s aim is to offer support for clubs to grow and develop and can advise on grants and awards available to enhance their equipment, facilities and coaching qualifications. British Weight Lifting will also offer assistance to new clubs who want to set up and will advise on any grants available as well as putting them in touch with the local County Sports Partnership who can also assist with the setting up and development of clubs.

Case Studies

Through funding from Sport England and The National Lottery, Co-op Academy Swinton, have been able to install and equip their very own Olympic Weightlifting gym on site in school.

New Pontefract weightlifting club enjoy debut success


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