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Expression of Interest

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The Queensland Weightlifting Association (QWA) successfully launched its Online Club Level Referee course in 2017.  This online resource has enabled interested individuals from all over Queensland gain an entry-level Referee qualification.

The QWA now wishes to add to this resource and are calling for EOI from individuals interested in assisting with the production of State and National level referee training resources.

For further information: 


Published on 18 Jun 18 - 9:40

Wrap-up of the 2018 AWF Australian, Oceania & Open Masters Championships

On the last weekend of May, 35 of our fearless over-35’s braved not only the competition platform at the 2018 AWF Australian, Oceania & Open Masters Championships, but also the unpredictable weather of its host city, Melbourne.

Prepared for all seasons, the QWA Masters descended upon the Hawthorn Weightlifting Club in a sea of maroon, pushing winter woolies and post weigh-in snacks by the trolley-load. It wasn’t hard to “Spot the Queenslander” when the mercury dropped well below temperatures our team was accustomed to.

Led by Head Coach Cameron Arthur, the coaching team was a great support to our athletes who competed in 9 sessions across dual platforms over the 3-day competition. It was great having such a strong coaching presence at a Masters event, something we hope to continue in the future. Thank you Cameron, and to Assistant Coaches Dean Callaghan, Jim Mildren and Blake Repine.

Sadly, after calling Queensland home for 7 years, the Championship Women’s Shield chose to move on, but we’re confident she’ll be back in the Sunshine State soon. Congratulations to Team Victoria who won both the Men’s and Women’s team awards in the National competition, and we’re pleased to say Australia won both team awards in the Oceania competition.

Massive congratulations to our two Age Group Champions, Graham Walker (45-49) and Diana Loy (50-54) for bringing home the coveted AWF trophies, and well done to Karuna Hoole, Rachael Robinson and Rachel Nicola for setting new Queensland Masters records in their respective categories.

Congratulations also to Althea Mackie, Blake Repine, James Mildren, John Beavers, Katja Jensen, Michelle Kinnane, Nicole Swanson, Rachael Robinson, Sandra Branson and Telia Tonkin for lifting personal bests during the competition.

Special mention to the oldest athletes in the competition… both hailing from Victoria, Elaine Janes (73 years old) and Chris Holt (82 years old) are still lifting strong, proving that age is just a number and weightlifting is a sport for all ages.

Our special thanks go out to everyone who volunteered their time to help as Technical Officials, these competitions can’t run without you, and we greatly appreciate all that you do.

Full competition results can be found here

Please mark Saturday 11 August in your diaries for the next QWA Masters Squad Training Day, a get together ahead of the IWF Masters Championships in Barcelona. Everyone is welcome.

Published on 7 Jun 18 - 16:26

****U15/U17 Nationals***


Published on 2 Jun 18 - 7:24

Tech0 Newsletter

Hi to all our hard - working Technical Officials smiley

The 2018 Again Faster Qld State Championships was another big event for us all. We can be proud that we have another 5 National referees after bringing together enough International referees to form a Jury.

Proving to be a family affair the Hitchener family of father Jim, mother Bronwyn and son Tim were all successfully upgraded to National level referee. Along with Leanne Knox (Whitsundays) and Robyn Morgan ( UP Lift Brisbane).

So how did they all progress from State Referee to National Referee?
To attain the qualification of AWF National Referee, a person must:
•Have held the qualification of State Referee
•Undertake and pass the written examination prescribed by the Australian Weightlifting Federation
•Undertake and pass the practical examination prescribed by the Australian Weightlifting Federation
To be permitted to undertake the examinations for upgrade to AWF National Referee, a Referee must, as a minimum, have satisfactorily fulfilled the following roles within the previous (2) years:
•Referee at three (3) Club or State Open events
•Referee at two (2) State Championship events
•Timekeeper at two (2) State Championship Events
The QWA is able to access a record of your Technical Officiating Activity through the AWF database.

Reminder that all Referees no matter what qualification level need to do the QWA online referee training to keep up-to-date with rule changes. The current IWF Technical rules can be found at:


Published on 1 Jun 18 - 13:09


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