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British Weight Lifting are proud to announce that both Olympic Weightlifting and Para-Powerlifting have now been added to the BUCS Competition Programme.

The two sports have been officially recognised following the successful implementation of student events in recent years.

In light of this development The British University and College Championships have officially been rebranded as the BUCS Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting Championships for 2021.

You can read a roundup of last year’s student championship by clicking on the button below.



The inaugural BUCS Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting Championships will take place as scheduled in April 2021.

BWL is liaising with BUCS on the virtual delivery of this event. More information will be available closer to the time.

BUCS Director of Delivery, Jenny Morris is excited to welcome the new sports into the programme.  

“British Weight Lifting and England Handball have worked extremely hard to develop their competitive offers with Higher Education. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work in direct partnership with them, to now include their competitions in our programme of events. Both events are warmly welcomed, and I am excited to see how they continue to develop and thrive. 

Ashley Metcalfe, CEO of British Weight Lifting  

“I am delighted that both Olympic Weightlifting and Para-Powerlifting have now been added to the BUCS Competition Programme.? We already have several clubs within the HE/FE sector, with an increasing number of athletes competing in our current British University and College competition.?  

“Our sports are fully inclusive with many active lifters from diverse backgrounds and we believe this association will encourage the introduction of more athletes to strengthen our sport further.” 



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