Tech0 Newsletter

To cap off the 43 Queensland team member numbers, we also saw 12 Queenslanders on the Technical Officiating team for the National Senior & Junior Championships in Hobart. All rugged up ready for the challenge – after last years freezing Masters, we found that Weightlifting Tasmania had stoked up the heat this time round.

Lawrie Townsend, Coral Quinell, Kylie Booth, Barry Harden, John Hanlon, Deb Keelan, Alex Croot, Lesley Moyle, Kara Stuart, Wendy Pakchung, Melissa Robinson, and Craig Wegert worked long hours over the 3 day competition to ensure the competition ran smoothly.

We were able to include a debrief/education session for the Technical Officials during the competition. A reminder to all to do the NEW QWA online referee training. 36 QWA members have completed this training to date. To access the training just log into your QWA account and select the Refereeing training option. This is a great way of staying up-to-date with rule changes.Please complete this training even if you are already a qualified referee.

As a quick update:

No longer is there a restriction on how much of the leg that knee bandages cover;

Wrist bandages can now reach anywhere up to 5cm from the elbow;

Unitards can be worn under the lifting suit, but must be of only one colour and have no pattern;

Belts must be no wider than 12cm;

Referees need to remain in their seats for Medal presentation.

The next project in sight is the National under 15 & Youth Championships here in Queensland at Cougars Weightlifting Club over the weekend of the 8th-9th July. EOI for Officiating duties will be sent out shortly.See you all there :)

Published on 9 Jun 17 - 15:49