The Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast – Venue of the 2022 Gold Cup
Joint promoters Stevie Shanks and Steve Gardner are now welcoming entries to this years IAWA Gold Cup.
Click here for full information about the event (pdf)
Click here for the Gold Cup entry form (word)
Click here for the Gold Cup entry form (pdf)
Please note the closing date for entries is 17th October 2022.
The Lifters and Officials of the 2022 Southern Cup
MetamorFIT gym in Eastbourne were once again the hosts for the I.A.W.A. Southern Cup.
10 Lifters competed showing their skills in the One Hand Dumbbell Swing, Snatch from Hang and the Trap Bar Deadlift.
The overall champion and Best Masters lifter was Roger Davis
Best Open Male Lifter – Sam Bonar
Best Open Female Lifter – Beata Banas
Best Masters Female Lifter – Jenny Watson
here for the full results and write-up
Some photos of the day…..
Roger Davis – Southern Cup Champion 2022
Roger Davis – Trap Bar Deadlift
Trevor Egglestone – Trap Bar Deadlift
Sam Bonar – Trap Bar Deadlift
Stuart Thurgood – Snatch From Hang
Brandon Hazell-Hyland – One Hand Dumbbell Swing
Olga Holcakova – Trap Bar Deadlift
Jenny Watson – Trap Bar Deadlift
Natalie Voce – Snatch From Hang
Beata Banas – One Hand Dumbbell Swing
**Please note: The date for this event has recently changed and is now Saturday 3rd September 2022 (not Sunday 4th September as previously published)
Weigh In 9.30am Lifting 10.30am
Neil Keddy is now inviting entries for this year’s British Disability Championship. Please note that the closing date for entries is 21st August.
here for the Medical diagnosis form (if not already completed)
here for the event entry form (word format)
here for the event entry form (pdf format)
**Please note: The details for this event have recently changed**
The IAWA(UK) Welsh Open Championships – Saturday 3rd September 2022
Please note: Closing date for entries is 21st August 2022
Weigh In 11am Lifting at 1pm (OR as soon as first event – The British Disability Championship – concludes)
Lifters & Officials at the 2022 British Olympic Champs
A few words from Co-Promoter Steve Gardner:
It was a wonderful day at the British Olympics competition today in Burton. Big thanks to Pete Tryner for making his facility available for the event.
We only had 6 lifters (just the way it panned out.. I had at least a dozen who wanted to lift but couldn’t because of work, holiday and injury etc) but small in number never the less the standard was amazing.
When it was all over it could have been any one from three lifters to take the De Yoxall shield ( which has been presented since 1985.. every year apart from 2020)
In the final analysis Steve Andrews came out as the Overall winner ahead of Thomas Meakin and then Richard Metcalf with only a couple of amended points between them.
Well done to all who attended to load lift and officiate ( and support) your work made it a memorable day for all!
here for the full results
Steve Gardner presenting the De Yoxall Shield to the Overall Winner – Steve Andrews
Steve Andrews – Snatch
Thomas Meakin – 2 Hands Press
Gary Ell – Snatch
Paul Hallam – Snatch
Karen Gardner – 2 Hands Press
Gary Ell – 2 Hands Press
The IAWA World Postal Championships has been announced! The “Andy Goddard Memorial”.
Andy was a great friend and supporter of the IAWA and this event is done in Andy’s memory.
As it has been the past few years, the lifts for this World Postal will be the first day lifts of the upcoming World Championship.
Read the the info sheet as it outlines the “rules of the competition”.
Send your results to Al Myers at
email@example.com. Also, please send in the official entry form with your club results. If you have more club entries than on the entry form just include extra entry forms.
Click here for the info sheet
Click here for the entry form
The closing date for entries to the I.A.W.A.(UK) Southern Cup is this coming Sunday 10th July….
The Lifters and Officials of the 2022 British All-Round Championship
A great performance by everyone at the British All round Chamionships in Grimsby.
Nine lifters toughed it out in a very high standard competition to see who would take the Health and Strength Trophy home as the Overall Best Lifter Champion of Champions.
Big thanks to Chris Bass for hosting the event and thanks also to all those who turned up to lift, load and referee.
The lifters performed the Pullover and Press, the Continental to the belt and the Stiff Leg Deadlift.
The eventual Overall Winner was Mark Haydock, with Steve Andrews second and Steve Sherwood in third place.
here to see the full results
Mark Haydock – Overall Champion
Chris Bass with the top 3 Lifters
Mark Haydock – Stiff Leg Deadlift
Steve Sherwood – Stiff Leg Deadlift
Steve Andrews – Stiff Leg Deadlift
Paul Barette – Continental to Belt
Beata Banas – Stiff Leg Deadlift
Brandon Hazell-Hyland – Continental to Belt
Rich Metcalf – Pullover and Press
Anthony Parker – Stiff Leg Deadlift
The Lifters and Officials of the 2022 Southern Shield
Event Lifts – 2″ Bar Clean & Press, Feet In Air Bench Press, Steinborn
Overall Champion (Winner of the Southern Shield) & Best Female Lifter – Beata Banas
Best Open Male Lifter – Sam Bonar
Best Masters Male Lifter – Thomas Meakin
here for the full results and write-up.
Here are some photos from the day…..
Beata Banas – Winner of the Southern Shield 2022
Beata Banas – 2″ Bar Clean & Press
Andrew Kuttner – Feet In Air Bench Press
Maria Bennett – Feet In Air Bench Press
Olga Holcakova 2″ Bar Clean & Press
Sam Bonar 2″ Bar Clean & Press
Thomas Meakin 2″ Bar Clean & Press
Steve Shah – 2″ Bar Clean & Press
Thomas Meakin – Record Attempt – Reverse Grip Clean & Press
Here are Leg 3 Results of the Bob Smith All Round Postal League.
The top3 lifters for this leg were Andy Murtagh, Dan Harris and Jacik Szast.
The top 3 teams were Sunbury1, Sunbury2 and Granby.
Well done to everyone that participated. Many thanks to Christopher Bass for compiling the results.
here for the results