2017 – It’s a wrap!!

2017 – It’s a wrap!!

What a huge Weightlifting year – biggest ever I am sure – although it might just feel like that as I was right in the middle of it all J The QWA sense of community continues to grow, with a committed band of  volunteers, an army of dedicated Technical Officials, Coaches, members and their families all working together to grow the sport. It is particularly exciting to see the number of kids coming into the sport.

A big thank you to the hard working Management Committee of Miles Wydall, Greg Hobl, Tara Noonan, Callum Hannay, Angela Wydall and Leanne Knox.

The QWA calendar has now been finalised:CLICK HERE   

The QWA is very pleased to be able to advise that there will be no increase in membership fees until further discussion at the AWF AGM in September 2018.

Embracing 2018 Legacy Assets applications have now been assessed – the Office of the Commonwealth Games, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games has seen fit to notify the clubs that were successful in their applications – (Congratulations to you!) only a handful – it seems they are leaving the passing on of the declined application notifications to the QWA. If you haven’t received an email from them it unfortunately means that your application was unsuccessful. It is very disappointing that so much weightlifting equipment will not be staying in Weightlifting to support the sports growth. 


We were however successful in gaining funding for a Strong Coach, Strong Official Program,  to be completed by August 2018. As part of this program there will be a Level 3 course conducted in Brisbane in May 2018 – you can register your interest in attending by emailing and an online State level referee course will also be developed and rolled out in the same period.

The highlight of 2018 will undoubtedly be the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, with many of our members directly involved as Managers of the event, lifters, team coaches, volunteers, Technical Officials and supporters. What a fabulous event to be part of J We wish everyone the very best in their preparations.

I am now on leave and back in the full swing of it all 12th January. I will occasionally check emails over this period. Wishing all the QWA family a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year!!


Published on 23 Dec 17 - 10:16