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*******Scottish Open 18/19th March*******
There has been a need to change the Scottish Open to the Scottish Senior Championships (usually held in Nov)….this is to satisfy the IWF in that it must be the Scottish Senior Championships that is used as a qualifer for the Commonwealth Games. Usually there is a qualifying total for the Scottish Seniors but we are not having any this year due to lifters already training for the Scottish Open date. So Scottish lifters and those eligible through the one year residential criteria can still enter for the Scottish seniors as normal……Those lifters that do not qualify can still enter but will be guests and are still welcome (Lifters from England, NI or Wales for example). So if you are unsure about entering please just get in touch on 07855196342 and we will let you know….. It is important the Scotland Team and the home countries have as many chances as possible to have their totals registered on the Commonwealth Rankings this year as it will determine whether they will be selected for them or not so please do not think this change has been made easily. The entry form will be getting changed very soon so try not to send any entries till we let you know again in a few days
Weightlifting Scotland are inviting applications for the position of Scottish Junior Coach, if you think you would like to register your interest in this post then please have a read at the file below and email the address on the form.
Scottish Junior Coach - Remit
Weightlifting Scotland Application Forms 2017
Individual Membership Form 2017 (Attached or Unattached to a club)
Weightlifting Scotland Application Form For Affiliating Your Club in 2017
The Membership and Club Membership costs for 2017 have been increased (these fees have not been increased in a number of years) and you will see these on the forms above when you download them and this increase will start from Jan 1st 2017 and will help towards administration of the sport and to run National Senior & Junior squads and take teams to International competitions.
Download the above forms for individual or unattached memberships and also the form to affiliate your club for 2017......you can save the form (word document) to your computer and then fill it in and reattach the form to an email and send it to the email stated on the form with your photo and your confirmation of payment if paying by bank transfer......if paying by cheque or postal order please send all the forms and cheque to the address on the form and fully filled out or the application will be rejected.
If you take the chance of sending membership applications with cash then Weightlifting Scotland will not be held responsible if your cash goes missing in the post.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS BY REGISTERED POST OR RECORDED DELIVERY AS THEY CANNOT BE SIGNED FOR OR PICKED UP FROM THE POST OFFICE.
Commonwealth Games 2018
The board had their 2nd meeting with the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland to set the criteria and policy for selection for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
This policy is now on the Commonwealth Games for Scotland website for viewing.
The selection committee will be arranging squads for early next year and will outline to prospective lifters what will need to be achieved to get to the games.
The standard for the games is being made higher every 4 years and this means lots of hard work from lifters that usually have a job or at Uni etc, but the criteria is there to be achieved so give it your all and in the time through to 31st Oct 2017 we wish you well in your training and that it remains injury free.
The board of Weightlifting have had a series of meetings to discuss the way forward for our sport and during these discussions two main things have came up, Scottish Senior championships Qualifying totals have been increased and adjusted (the females have been increased as we now have too many qualifiers for the Scottish Seniors) this means a higher standard will enter the 2017 Scottish Seniors.
We have also added in a couple of more 'Open' Competitions throughout the year to close the gap where new lifters have a lack of competitions they can enter, Open competitions mean there is no qualifying totals to achieve so complete beginners can enter so take a look at the events page for 2017 to see what compeitions you can lift in for 2017.
*** 1st4Sport L2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting ***
Fitness Training Scotland are pleased to announce that we have the 1st4Sport L2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting running in January 2017.
See more about this course and seminar on our courses page.....
Please Note: Weightlifting Scotland only recognise Masters Events Run by Weightlifting Scotland, these Masters competitions are included on our events page. Any other group or club running Masters events in Scotland will not have their results or records recognised or be on Weightlifting Scotland Rankings.
Events List 2017
The events list for 2017 is now online, most of the Scottish competitions have yet to be allocated so if your club wishes to organise any please get in touch with Alex Phillips by completing and sending the form below
The form below is for anyone wishing to run any weightlifting competitions on behalf of Weightlifting Scotland.
If you want to apply to hold any of our competitions in 2017 then please look at our Calendar of Events and decide which Scottish event you would like to run and then apply with the form by clicking here.
Please Note: if any club runs any competition without the consent of Weightlifting Scotland then your results and any records that may be broken will not be sanctioned by us and they will also not be included on any rankings so please always apply to us using the above form to run your competition whether it is just a club comp or University comp etc.
WADA Prohibited List 2017
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International Weightlifting Ferderation Rules & Regulations Booklet
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