Information from Steve Gardner – lift details can be found on Fixtures Page
Steve Gardner and Stevie Shanks are working on running a competition on Sunday 4th March 2018 in Belfast. This will be the first official All Round Weightlifting Competition held in Ireland, so it could be a proud and groundbreaking event in its own small way. It will give lifters / prospective members in Ireland an opportunity to take part in an IAWA event.
The weigh in will be at 10am with lifting from 11am, and the lifts will be 1 The one hand Snatch 2 The alternate Grip Bench Press 3 The Jefferson (Straddle) Deadlift
If anyone is interested in going over to compete just let me or Stevie know and we can give you full details nearer the time. The event is to help stimulate interest and participation in Ireland of course, but as with the spirit of IAWA it is open to anyone who wants to take part….
Chris Bass has notified us that the remaining founder of the Haven Gym has passed away.
Nev Brumby passed away on 3rd December.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Nev’s family and friends at this difficult time.
His funeral is to be held at the Grimbsy Crematorium on Wednesday 20th December at 1pm.
The family have requested donations in lieu of floral tributes to St Andrews Hospice, Peaks Lane, Grimsby, DN32 9RP.
The full results have been uploaded to the website – Click Here
Here are Leg 6 & End of Year results for the Bob Smith All-Round Postal League. Many thanks to Christopher Bass for collating, compiling and issuing the results for the year! Congratulations to Castlemilk for their Team Performance this leg and to the top 3 lifters Andrew Tomlin, Steve Sherwood and Brian Irwin. Granby was the top team for the year – Well Done Guys! and the Best 3 Lifters for the year were Steve Andrews, Steve Sherwood and Phil Crisp.
The Southern Grip was held at MetamorFIT on 26th November 2017.
Results have been uploaded to the website. Click here.
The Winner and Best Masters was Paul Barette
Best Open Lifter Gareth Edwards
Best Ladies Lifter Jenny Watson
Fixtures for 2018 have been uploaded to the website:
At the AGM on Sunday 3rd December it was proposed and accepted that entry fees will be £15 for all fixtures excluding World Champs and Gold Cup.
Please pay particular attention to dates as some promoters could not secure venues for usual 1st Saturday of the month.
Payment for Southern Fixtures and the British All-Round can be paid via PayPal – Just click on the link.
Finally, as with the Fixtures for 2017 Lifts descriptions have also been linked to the IAWA(UK) YouTube Channel.
Drug tests carried out at the recent Welsh Open Competition have returned negative results.
The results have been uploaded to the website under ‘Results – All Round League 2017‘
Congratulations to Granby, Castlemilk and MetamorFIT 1 as the top 3 teams and Steve Sherwood, Steve Andrews and Andy Tomlin as top 3 lifters. Well done everyone. Many thanks to Christopher Bass for compiling the results.
The Full Results and write-up can be found here.
Congratulations to Phil Crisp (UK), Steve Sherwood (UK) and Clive Madge (UK) who placed as top 3 in the men’s and RJ Jackson (USA), Maddy Ell (UK) and Monica Cook (Australia) who placed as top 3 in the women’s.
The Top 3 Teams were – Iron Masters (UK), Dino Gym Varsity (USA) and Chateau Lait All Comers (Scotland).
The competition was a big success with 45 lifters taking part.
Many thanks to Al Myers for collation and presentation of results!
The 3rd annual Welsh Open Champs was once again promoted by Neil Keddy.
14 lifters were welcomed to the platform including new lifters to IAWA – Craig Fraser and Jamie Livens.
Full results can be found here
A selection of photos from the day….
In order to assist promoters and to answer general membership queries, the website now has a membership register which will be constantly updated. If you are organising or promoting a competition you will be able to see if attendees have current paid up IAWA UK Membership. Remember that any lifter must have membership in order to lift at any IAWA event.
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