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England Commonwealth Games Trials Event

On Sunday 24 April, fifty of England’s best Olympic Weightlifting athletes will battle it out, as they go head-to-head for a much sought-after place on the Team England weightlifting squad for the highly anticipated Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Taking place at Brunel University Indoor Athletics Centre the competition will act as the final qualification event for England weightlifters wanting to compete at the games in July.

Located in Uxbridge, Brunel University Indoor Athletics Centre is on the outskirts of London between the M1, M40 and M4 making it accessible for lifters and spectators.

The event will feature 4 groups and will be an unforgettable day of lifting:

  • Men’s Lightweights
  • Women’s Lightweights
  • Men’s Heavyweights
  • Women’s Heavyweights



Event Invitation Criteria

This is an invitation only event. Athletes must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Top three English lifters at the British Championships 2022
  • An English eligible lifter whose performance at the British Championships was within 10kg of the current top ranked English lifter
  • A lifter from a Commonwealth nation who is eligible for the games and can make a positive impact on the competition experience of English lifters at the event

Please note: invitation is at the discretion of British Weight Lifting

All invited athletes will receive an email for this event by 4 March 2022 and will be expected to accept their place before 11 March 2022. A final schedule for the event will be announced no later than 18 March.

Any other questions or queries

If you have any further questions or queries please contact Stuart Martin –

Birmingham 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in venues all across Birmingham and the West Midlands, from 28 July until 8 August 2022.

Commonwealth Games 2022 IWF rankings list 

Please refer back to this webpage as rankings are updated


Ticket Timeline


General sale

Following the ballot, tickets are available on general sale on a first come first serve basis. Due to the popularity of the ballot, some sessions are sold out. Please visit the Birmingham 2022 website to see which tickets are currently available.

Home Nations

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) has been selected as the venue for Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting events at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

As the National Governing Body for Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting, we are dedicated to supporting our Home Nations and their role in growing the profile of our sport. By delivering events, initiatives and programmes, these organisations make an invaluable contribution to the weightlifting community.

For more info visit the Birmingham 2022 website here

The England Committee is a formal sub-committee of British Weight Lifting and has been established to ensure an integrated approach to the development and growth of the sport in England across all levels and age groups. 

The England Weightlifting Training Squad is made up of 30 top performing athletes who are either on a trajectory to win medals, finish in the top 6 at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games or have the potential to medal at future Commonwealth Games in 2026.

Classic Commonwealth Moments

 2018: Muskett triumphs for England     

 2018: Sugden wins Silver by 0.2 points after switching sports    

 2018: Davies wins maiden Commonwealth Games medal           

 2018: Smith overcomes back injury to seal Silver             

 2018: Newson seals Para Powerlifting major medal treble          

 2018: Jawad secures Bronze after Crohn’s comeback    

 2018: Boxall bounces back to win Bronze by 1kg              

 2018: Oliver wins Silver for England      

 2018: Bronze for Campbell on first appearance

To view more Classic England Weight Lifting Commonwealth moments from throughout history click here

Weightlifting Wales is responsible for all aspects of the sport in Wales; from grassroots development through to elite level competitions. The organisation delivers a variety of programmes and initiatives that have seen the sport grow significantly, including organising the European and Commonwealth Championships in Cardiff, as well as the famous Silver Dragon International Tournaments and World Cup.

Over the years, Weightlifting Wales has won over 50 Commonwealth medals since first appearing in the Commonwealth Games in 1954. One of these medals was won by current Welsh Head Coach Ray Williams, who won the gold medal in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.

Classic Commonwealth Moments

  1960’s: Wonderful Weng Wins Gold for Wales

  1980’s: The Brilliant John Burns              

  2002: Morgan Makes History with Sixth Consecutive Medal       

  2002: Breeze wins Snatch Gold on her debut

  2006: Breeze becomes Commonwealth Champion  

  2010: Breeze Seals Silver on First Swansong      

  2014: Bronze for Breeze after retirement comeback     

  2018: Evans Strikes Gold for Wales               

  2018: Hughes wins Bronze on Commonwealth debut

To find out more about Weightlifting Wales click here.

Weightlifting Scotland is the National Governing Body for the sport of weightlifting in Scotland. The organisation is dedicated to all things weightlifting and continues to support an established network of athletes, coaches, officials, clubs and supporters throughout Scotland. The NGB also delivers a variety of events, competitions and programmes which have been an invaluable in driving the growth of the sport across the country.

Classic Commonwealth Moments

1960’s: Super Caira ‘Scotland’s Wonder Boy’       

1970’s: The Riveting Charlie Revolta       

 2010: Silver for Scotland’s Kirkbride

 2014: Yule Finishes Fourth on Home Soil

To find out more about Weightlifting Scotland click here

Northern Ireland Weightlifting exists to promote the sport of Olympic Weight Lifting and Para-Powerlifting in Northern Ireland. The organisation aims to promote the use of weights as a means to improve physical health and sporting excellence by developing the teaching of weightlifting and weight training.

Classic Commonwealth Moment

  2018: McQuade secures Northern Ireland’s all-time best result

To find out more about Northern Ireland Weightlifting click here.

Jersey Weightlifting is the official governing body of the sport of Weightlifting in Jersey. As a formal sub-committee of British Weightlifting they have been established to oversee the fair and equitable growth and development of the sport in Jersey on behalf of BWL across all levels and age groups, as well as ensuring good governance and practice of all BWL members.

Classic Commonwealth Moment

1960’s: Highflyer Heuze hits all-time high for Jersey with fourth

For the latest updates on Jersey Weightlifting please click here


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