Weightlifting - GC2018

With less than 12 months remaining until that first weight hits the competition platform as part of the spectacular that will be the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Weightlifting event, pieces are starting to fall into place.

The QWA was thrilled to hear that Erika Yamasaki and Damon Kelly had been appointed as the Sport Ambassador’s for Weightlifting.  A Sport Ambassadors role is to inspire passion and participation in their sport through media and event opportunities in the countdown to GC2018; and that is in addition to their personal training goals as they give themselves their best chance of being selected to compete in this prestigious event.

The Weightlifting community eagerly awaits information from the GC2018 Weightlifting & Powerlifting Manager, Ian Moir on how the addition of this new equipment will be integrated into the Weightlifting event!!


Meanwhile, the home of the GC2018 Weightlifting event, has its official opening on the 29th April - giving us a glimpse of what we can look forward to in April 2018.

The Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre will provide world-class competition and training facilities on the Gold Coast for a variety of sports. This new 16,500m2 multi-purpose community facility will comprise of two mixed-use indoor halls connected by a pedestrian plaza. The Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre is located at - Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211

Published on 23 Apr 17 - 17:09

Tech0 Newsletter Edition 2

A huge thank you to the large team of Technical Officials who officiated at last weekends Queensland Senior& Junior Championships in Brisbane. Your assistance in running this event was appreciated!!

A BIG thank you for dressing to suit the occasion. Throughout the weekend you could see a band of blue and white figures busy about their duties. I have also had feedback from the coaches that they found it extremely helpful to be able to see who was on duty in each role by "spotting" the blue and white. You all looked, as well as acted, very professionally. Thank you!!

There were 6 upgrades from State to National Level referee conducted over the weekend. Congratulations to the following on your successful upgrade:







Further upgrades are to take place at the Queensland U15 & Youth Championships in Nambour over the weekend of the 13-14 May. email the office at if you need further information.

Published on 9 Apr 17 - 15:32

Updated Results League Round 1

Final resultss CLICK HERE

Published on 7 Apr 17 - 7:31

Queensland State Senior & Junior Championships

The Queensland State Senior & Junior Championships was a fantastic event with 129 entries received. The competition ran over two days at Cougars Weightlifting Club, Chandler, Brisbane on the weekend of the 1-2 April 2017. Numerous new personal best’s lifts were recorded as the athletes competed fiercely to take out the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in each session.

Best Senior Female: Erika Yamasaki of Cougars Weightlifting Club with a Sinclair competition ranking of 238.253 points.


Best Senior Male lifter: Brandon Wakeling of the Gold Coast Weightlifting Club with 356.978 Sinclair points.


Best Junior Female: Maddison Black of Cougars Weightlifting Club with 194.438 Sinclair points

Best Junior Male: Liam Saxby of Centenary Weightlifting Club with 306.423 Sinclair points.

William Faulkner Performance Award trophies went to:

Senior female: Christine Reid of North Brisbane Weightlifting Club with a score of 4321.989 Forbes points.

Senior male: David De Rose from Cairns Green Ants with a score of 7467.261

Junior female: Robin Parr of Cougars Weightlifting Club 1838.670

Junior male: Joshua Stenhouse of Saints Weightlifting Club 5833.499

New Masters records were set by David De Rose (AWF & Qld), Lisa Souter, Melissa Robinson and Tara Noonan (Qld). New U15 Queensland record set by Maddison Power of the Gold Coast Weightlifting Club, with a snatch of 45kg lifting in the 53kg category.

It was also great to see a number of our past Queensland lifters back on the competition platform – David De Rose, Deborah Acason, Robin Parr and Shane Wagner – welcome back!!!

click here for the full results.

A BIG thankyou to all the Athletes, Coaches, Technical Officials and Volunteers who contributed to the success of the competition.



Published on 5 Apr 17 - 12:06


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