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This competition offered a welcome return to competitive lifting in person and was conducted in accordance with BWL TCCRs.

British Age Group Championships - Concluded

Thank you

British Weight Lifting would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who made the British Age Group Championships such a success

Thank you to

The loaders, TO's and volunteers who gave up their time to adjudicate the lifts, commentate, load the bar and help make the event run smoothly.

The Army Foundation College in Harrogate for hosting the competition

All the athletes, coaches and supporters for creating such a fantastic atmosphere, competing and cheering each other on.


British Age Group 2021 Male Results

British Age Group 2021 Female Results


The British Age Group Championships will be held between Saturday 27 November and Sunday 28 November at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate. 


The schedule for the British Age Group Championships is available to view here

Start List

The men's start list is available to view here

The women's start list is available to view here

Spectator Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for British Age Group Championships. The competition is the national Olympic weightlifting championships for athletes aged up to 23 years old and will see the next wave of competitive weightlifters burst onto the national scene.

Cheer on our youth lifters as they go head to head for the British Age Group titles and enjoy the sport at its most competitive.

The event will feature 5 national championships (U10, U12, U15, U20, U23) as the upcoming talent from the sport of Olympic weightlifting battle to be crowned ‘2021 British Age Group Champion’

Ticket prices can be viewed on the table below.

Buy tickets Online here


On The Door 


Advanced (Online)


Single Day Ticket


Single Day Ticket


Single Day Concession*


Single Day Concession* + BWL members


Weekend Standard


Weekend Standard


Weekend Concession*


Weekend Concession* + BWL members


*Please note a concession is someone who is 65+ or under 16 years of age.  Photographic ID to prove age may be required.


We are pleased to announce that a livestream will be available for this event. 

Please click on the links below to purchase livestream tickets.

Saturday ticket

Sunday ticket

Weekend pass

COVID-19 Protocols - Updated

As we return to in person events it is vital that we protect our members, athletes, volunteers, and spectators. Before attending any British Weight Lifting events all participants, officials, volunteers, and spectators should self-assess for symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

These are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

If you have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any events, even if your symptoms are mild. You should follow NHS guidance on testing and self-isolation.

In order to gain access into the Competition venue, within the Army Foundation College Harrogate everyone over the age of 12, will require a Covid-19 Pass and are required to show evidence of a negative Lateral Flow Test on the day of the competition. If not eligible for a Covid-19 pass, you still require proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test on the day of the competition is required.

COVID-19 Passes

English residents can find all details at:

COVID Passes and vaccination status in other parts of the UK and the Crown Dependencies:

To further ensure the safety of all attendees, and comply with the venue regulations, it is mandatory for all to complete the brief survey through the link via the QR code:


Alternatively a link to the survey is here

The location is an ARITC establishment, and although the survey is based on Military personnel it is quick and easy to complete for everyone.

Anyone over the age 18 will require photographic ID to enter AFC Harrogate.


Due to the challenges of competing over the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided that there will be no qualification requirements for the Age Group Championships in 2021.

To enter the championships event a person must:

  • Have lived in the UK for one year prior to the date of the final entry of the competition and on the day of the competition.
  • Or be in possession or, be eligible to apply for a British passport.
  • Hold a valid BWL membership on the date of entry to the competition, and the day of the competition.
  • Not be in formal dispute with BWL and/or recognised bodies or partners.

Rankings and qualification

Classed as a Tier 1 event the results from the competition can be used for rankings and qualification to future national events. This event can be used to set records.

Age Group Categories

Over the course of the two days the competition will feature 6 national championships in the following age group categories:

  • U10
  • U12
  • U15
  • U15
  • U20
  • U23

All age groups are calculated based on the lifters age on 31st December in the year of the competition.

Key Dates

  • Entries will be open at 09:00 on Monday 20 September.
  • Entries will be closed at 18:00 on Friday 29 October.

Any other questions or queries

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact British Weight Lifting by emailing or call 01132 249 402.


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