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The England Age Group Championships is a growing and more popular weightlifting event for the younger lifter in England. British Weight Lifting is pleased to announce that the England Age Groups will run between 23 - 25 February 2024 and will be held at Mote Hall, Maidstone Leisure Centre, Mote Park, Maidstone.

The England Age Group Championships 2024 will provide a competition opportunity for the younger weightlifters in the UK, in age groups ranging from U10 up to U23. Categorised as a Tier 1 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.

Virtual Qualifier: 

The England Age Groups 2024 (Virtual) Qualifier will run from December 18 to January 7 2024.

All virtual competitions require competitors to display honesty and integrity when taking part and we are confident that the weightlifting community can and will demonstrate these values.

The competition:

The England Age Groups 2024 (Virtual) Qualifier will run as a virtual competition. The competition will be open to all BWL members.

Classed as a Tier 3 event the results from the competition can be used for rankings and qualification to future national events.

Results from this competition cannot be used for new records.

Entries

There are no qualification standards to enter the England Age Groups 2024 (Virtual) Qualifier.

There is no cap on entry numbers.

Entries will cost £15.00.

To enter you will need to film yourself making three attempts at the snatch and clean & jerk and upload them to the competition webpage.

Please note that you are permitted to upload videos of three attempts per lift (Snatch and Clean & Jerk) when entering any virtual competition. We strongly encourage lifters to submit videos of all the available attempts to avoid missing out on a total due to a ‘no-lift’ decision for a single attempt video.

All entries for virtual competitions must be performed during the entry period for the competition. The England Age Groups 2024 (Virtual) Qualifier is open from 0900 Monday December 18 to 21.00 Sunday January 7, and all lift videos must be timestamped within this period to be eligible. Videos with a timestamp outside the entry period will not be accepted for entry.

Key dates

Entries will open at 0900 on Monday 18 December 2023

Entries will close at 21.00 on Sunday 7 January 2024

Entries will be judged and lifters will be contacted post judging. Please note, The qualification period for England Age Groups Championships close on 14 January 2024.

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Date

Age Group

Friday 23 February 2024

U20 & U23

Saturday 24 February 2024

U15 & U17

Sunday 25 February 2024

U10 & U12

Two (2) competition platforms will be used to deliver the 2024 England Age Group Championships. To avoid the need for under-age athletes to be absent from school, the U20 & U23 England Championships will be held on Friday 23 February 2024.

Athlete Eligibility

All age groups are calculated based on the athlete’s age from the year of their birth.  An athlete shall be entitled to only compete in one age group.

All athletes must be current members of British Weight Lifting and must be domiciled in England as per the BWL Technical Competition Rules and Regulations (TCRR).

Athlete Quota

Age Group

Athletes

Male

Female

U20 & U23

60

60

U15 & U17

50

50

U10 & U12

50

50

BWL reserves to the right to allocate athlete slots on a discretionary basis outside of the athlete quota should it be deemed in the best competition interest of the performance programme. In such case, the athlete will compete as a guest only.

England U20 Championships – Minimum Standards

Category (Men)

Total

Category (Women)

Total

55kg

136

45kg

83

61kg

147

49kg

91

67kg

160

55kg

99

73kg

188

59kg

105

81kg

200

64kg

109

89kg

210

71kg

119

96kg

216

76kg

122

102kg

220

81kg

123

109kg

224

87kg

125

+109kg

229

+87kg

134

England U23 Championships – Minimum Standards

Category (Men)

Total

Category (Women)

Total

55kg

150

45kg

92

61kg

163

49kg

101

67kg

177

55kg

109

73kg

207

59kg

116

81kg

224

64kg

121

89kg

231

71kg

129

96kg

238

76kg

132

102kg

241

81kg

136

109kg

247

87kg

138

+109kg

252

+87kg

148

England U15 Championships – Minimum Standards

Category (Men)

Total

Category (Women)

Total

49kg

89

40kg

64

55kg

98

45kg

70

61kg

114

49kg

74

67kg

118

55kg

82

73kg

122

59kg

86

81kg

129

64kg

89

89kg

134

71kg

98

96kg

141

76kg

101

102kg

145

81kg

103

+102kg

149

+81kg

111

England U17 Championships – Minimum Standards

Category (Men)

Total

Category (Women)

Total

49kg

97

40kg

69

55kg

106

45kg

76

61kg

123

49kg

81

67kg

127

55kg

88

73kg

132

59kg

94

81kg

140

64kg

98

89kg

145

71kg

105

96kg

155

76kg

109

102kg

158

81kg

112

+102kg

162

+81kg

121

 England U10 & U12 Championships

To be eligible to compete at the England U10 & U12 Championships, an athlete must have competed officially at least once during the qualifying period. There is no minimum standard. 

U12 Category (Boys)

U12 Category (Girls)

40kg

30kg

45kg

35kg

49kg

40kg

55kg

45kg

61kg

49kg

67kg

55kg

73kg

59kg

81kg

64kg

89kg

71kg

+89kg

+71kg

 

U10 Category (Boys)

U10 Category (Girls)

35kg

25kg

40kg

30kg

45kg

35kg

49kg

40kg

55kg

45kg

61kg

49kg

67kg

55kg

73kg

59kg

81kg

64kg

+81kg

+64kg

Timelines

14 January 2023

Start of Qualification

14 January 2024

End of Qualification

Sport 80 Entry Portal

15 January 2024

Opening of the Sport 80 entry portal at 0900hrs

30 January 2024

Closure of the Sport 80 entry portal at 1700hrs

Competition Schedule

The competition schedule will be released no later than 7 February 2024

Other information

Athletes may move down a bodyweight category providing they inform BWL no later than ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. This is entirely at the discretion of BWL.

Athletes aged seventeen (17) or under may move one bodyweight category higher without achieving the NQT for the higher category. This is entirely at the discretion of BWL. This rule only applies in age group competitions at Youth (U17) and below.

No changes will be made to the competition entry after final verification ten (10) days prior to the start of the event, excepting for U17 athletes who may move one bodyweight category higher at the time of weigh-in.

Photo ID must be presented at the point of registration at the front desk and weigh-in regardless of the lifter having a ‘lifter’ stamp.

The ‘20kg’ rules will be applied.

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