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The England Age Group Championships is a growing and more popular weightlifting event for the younger lifter in the UK.

British Weight Lifting is pleased to announce that the England Age Group Championships will run over the weekend of 25 – 26 February and will be held at the indoor athletics centre of Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH.

The England Age Group Championships 2023 will provide a competition opportunity for the younger weightlifters in the UK, in age groups ranging from U12 up to U23. Categorised as a Tier 2 event, the results from the competition will be listed on the BWL rankings and can be used for qualification to future national events and international selection.



The England Age Group Championships 2023 will recognise the following age groups as categories in the BWL TCRR

Development                                   Aged 12 and under on 31 December 2023

Under 15                                           Aged 15 and under on 31 December 2023

Under 17                                           Aged 17 or 15 on 31 December 2023

Under 20                                           Aged 20 or 15 on 31 December 2023

Under 23                                           Aged 23 or 15 on 31 December 2023

A lifter may enter an age group if they have reached the qualification standard for that bodyweight category and must compete in that bodyweight event to be placed and awarded a medal.

The accepted qualification period where lifters must have reached the qualification standard is from 1 January 2022 to 5 February 2023.

The entries will open at 09:00 Thursday 12 January. The entry fee is £30. Entries will close at 12:00 on Monday 6 February.

The event will be capped at 200 entries, and entries are granted on a first come, first serve basis.

The qualification standards for this event are listed on the BWL website. Please follow the link below to ensure you have reached the required total -

Please note: there is no qualification total for lifters in the Under 12 Development category. The only requirement is they must have previously competed in a tier 3 competition or virtual.

Enter here

Virtual qualification

In response to member feedback, British Weight Lifting has opened a virtual competition for those trying to qualify for the event.

Virtual entries can be made on the launchpad platform here

The virtual qualifier opens on the 09:00 on Saturday 14 January 2023, and will close for entries on 00:00 on Sunday 29 January 2023.

Entries will cost £15.00

To enter you will need to film yourself making up to three attempts at the snatch and clean & jerk and upload them to the competition webpage. See videos below on how to ensure your uploads meet the requirements. 

BWL ask that lifters refrain from recording their entry with background music which features explicit or abusive language. Please be aware that this could result in a no-lift.

Virtual competition upload guidance

Lifters may move bodyweight category up to 7 days before the event takes place as long as they have reached the qualification standard for the heavier category by giving written notice to  

Lifters U12, U15 and U17 are able to move up one category on the day and do not need to have reached the qualification standard for the heavier category.

The top three ranked lifters in each age group and bodyweight category will be crowned as ‘England U12 2023 Champion’, ‘England U15 2023 Champion’, `England U17 2023 Champion`, ‘England U20 2023 Champion` and ‘England U23 2023 Champion` respectively.

Placings will be determined according to total (in kg) for each age and body weight group, and medals will be awarded for the top three positions in each age and bodyweight category.

All totals must equal or exceed the qualification total for each body weight category, in the case where a lifter positions in `first place’ with a total under the stated qualification total, they will be regarded as ‘winner’ rather than ‘champion’, and will not receive a medal as per TCRR Rule 6.8.2

First place (highest total)              Gold

Second place (next total)              Silver

Third place (next total)                  Bronze

If two lifters achieve the same total, they will be placed in accordance with the BWL TCRR rule where the winning total is determined by who achieved it first in the competition, regardless of bodyweight.

Please see the links below for the start list, schedule and event pack.

Start List U17

Start List U23

Schedule- Saturday

Schedule- Sunday

Event information pack

Advance purchase spectator ticket prices:



Single day


Single day


Single day child concession*


Single day child concession*


Weekend Standard


Weekend Standard


Weekend child concession*


Weekend child concession*


*Please note that a child concession is someone aged between 11 - 16 years of age.  Photographic ID to prove age may be required. Anyone aged 10 and under can enter the competition free of charge with an accompanying adult.

Book your spectator tickets here


Can't make the England Age Groups in person? Joymo will be livestreaming all the action throughout the two days for FREE. Watch all the action from the comfort of your own home.

Saturday 25 February - red platform (Girls U10, U12, U15 & U17)

Saturday 25 February - blue platform (Boys U10, U12, U15, U17)

Sunday 26 February - red platform (Female U20 & U23)

Sunday 26 February - blue platform (Male U20 & U23)



For all questions or enquiries relating to this competition please email



The British Age Groups 2022  ran over the weekend of 12 – 13 November at the sprinting track of John Charles Centre for Sport based in Leeds. 


British Age Group Championships Results




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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