Southern Cup – 24th July 2022 – MetamorFIT

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

Click here for the full results and write-up

Some photos of the day…..

The British Disability Championship – 3rd September 2022 – Port Talbot, Wales

**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.

Click here for the Medical diagnosis form (if not already completed)

Click here for the event entry form (word format)

Click here for the event entry form (pdf format)

Coming Soon…..

**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)

British Olympic Championship – 9th July 2022 – Burton On Trent

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!

Click here for the full results

The I.A.W.A. World Postal Championships 2022

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 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

British All-Round Championship – 11th June 2022 – Grimsby

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.

Click here to see the full results

Southern Shield – 22nd May 2022 – MetamorFIT

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

Click here for the full results and write-up.

Here are some photos from the day…..

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