Referee Education Session at Uesaka Barbell Australia Qld Cup

All welcome


Presenter: Ian Moir (AWF Technical Committee member)

8.30am Saturday 24th November 2018 in conjunction with the Uesaka Barbell Australia Qld Cup competition at:

Toowoomba Weightlifting Association 

4 Brook Street North Toowoomba

Drink voucher when you sign in on the day!


Published on 19 Nov 18 - 17:45

Information for Technical Officials

On the occasion of the Again Faster 2018 Qld All Schools Championships, the QWA presented a short seminar on the various roles of Weightlifting Technical Officials; and where to find information forTechnical Officials on the IWF web site.

Following are the links to the information:

IWF website:

IWF download centre:

IWF Technical and Competition Rules &Regulations:

IWF Technical Officials Guidebook:

IWF presentations on specific roles and regulations:

Published on 16 Nov 18 - 10:09

Important Message from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Please be advised that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2019 Prohibited List (the Prohibited List), which will come into effect on 1 January 2019.

The Prohibited List is available on WADA’s website along with a summary of major modifications and Monitoring Program. Explanatory notes are also attached: Click Here for Explanatory Notes

Please ensure your state affiliates, athletes, team managers, medical officials and other support persons are aware of the Prohibited List updates and remind athletes it is their responsibility to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use.


Melissa Cameron

Senior Media/Communications Officer

Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority

Published on 15 Nov 18 - 12:14

The Again Faster 2018 Queensland All Schools Championships

Sponsored by AGAIN FASTER EQUIPMENT, the 2018 Queensland All Schools Championships were conducted at the Sunshine Coast last weekend. It was a great event, with eighty young weightlifters stepping up to the barbell. By the time the competition was over, 61 lifters had achieved new Personal Best results, and 13 had set new Under 15 and/or Youth Records.

Day 1 began with the lightest women and the athletes in the 55kg category set the tone for the rest of the day, engaging in a close competition where just 2kg separated the Silver and Bronze medallists; and the 4th place Total was only 1kg behind Bronze.

With 12 lifters in the men's 49kg category, they had a session all to themselves. The oldest lifter in this category was 15 and the youngest, just 9 years old. Once again the results bear witness to the great competition that was played out. The Gold and Silver medals were won on the same Total and only 4kg separated 4th from 1st.

Session 3 included the athlete who would later be crowned the Best Lifter in the women's competition. Tori Gallegos, from The Glennie School in Toowoomba, set new Under 15 and Youth records and achieved the highest point score across all of the women's categories in both of the competition age groups: Open and Under 15.

After many changes to the preliminary entries, only 4 athletes remained in the men's 55kg category and this group was the last session of Day 1. Although small in number and stature, these young athletes delivered big performances. There was only one "No Lift" in the entire session and half of the lifters set new Personal Best marks.

Jett Gaffney, from Rochedale SHS, having just returned from representing Australia at the Youth Olympic Games, was in good form and his 120kg clean & jerk in the 67kg bodyweight category was the highlight of the first session on Day 2. As it turned out, both of the event's Best Male Lifters - Open and Under 15 - came from this group in the forms of Jett Gaffney (Rochedale SHS); and Zak Streeter from North Lakes State College. 

The final session for women contained three bodyweight categories and most of the Miles SHS Women's Team. The girls from the Western Downs were victorious once again, claiming the Women's Team Shield for Miles SHS for the third year in a row. And in other news... Records were broken by Erica Hamilton (Moreton Bay College) and Bronwyn Dunne (Merrimac SHS). In fact, Bronwyn set new Qld records in three age groups - U15, Youth and Junior.

The competition continued with the men's 73kg and 81kg categories and the wonderful display of technical skill, determination and self-confidence that had been demonstrated by the competitors throughout the event was evident once again. Taj March from Sunshine Beach SHS and Tashaun Solofa from Bremer SHS claimed Gold in both the U15 and Open Championships by comfortable margins in the 73kg category and 81kg category respectively.

In the final session, Maverick Meavao, from Redbank Plains SHS, thrilled the crowd when he succeeded with a 121kg clean & jerk in the 89kg category, the heaviest weight lifted in the whole competition. Angus Ward from Brisbane Boys College was the only lifter in the 96kg category, but he had no intention of taking it easy. Angus set new Under 15 records and improved on his previous best Total by 21kg. And Brisbane Grammar School stormed home in the last session to claim the Roman Wojcieszuk Memorial Shield in the Men's Team competition for the second year running.

CLICK HERE  for the full results of the Again Faster 2018 Queensland All Schools Championships.

The Women's Team Champions - Miles State High School and Coach Sonia Stenhouse

Three of the Brisbane Grammar School lifters and Coach Alex Croot accepting the Roman Wojcieszuk Shield from Yolante Wojcieszuk (left) and Julian Wojcieszuk (right)

The Sunshine Coast Weightlifting Club did a fine job in hosting these championships and on behalf of all participants, the QWA extends sincere thanks to the club's members and leaders.

The Queensland Weightlifting Association is grateful to Again Faster Equipment for their generous sponsorship and support of the 2018 Queensland All Schools Weightlifting Championships.

Published on 15 Nov 18 - 11:49

Uesaka Barbell Australia 2018 Queensland Cup - Entries and Schedule

The Uesaka Barbell Australia Queensland Cup will be held at the Toowoomba Weightlifting Association, 4 Brook St, North Toowoomba on Saturday 24th November.

CLICK HERE  for the Competition Schedule and Preliminary Entries

CLICK HERE  to sign-up as a Technical Official or General Volunteer at this event

Please note:

Entrants may change their nominated bodyweight category up until 12:00 noon on Friday 23rd November. Changes must be notified to Ian Moir by email: or by telephone or text message to 0438 031 377. 

At least two of the Technical Officials who volunteer to Referee a session should be the same gender as the athletes in the session and they should also volunteer in the sign-up schedule to conduct the weigh-in.

Published on 14 Nov 18 - 12:12


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