December news

Dear all,

The end of a very busy Weightlifting year is now drawing to a close, with the last few competitions running in Clubs around the State this weekend.

News round-up in brief:

Robyn Morgan left the role of Participation Support Officer in October– we thank her for the many new, fresh ideas she brought to the position in her time with us. There are no plans to continue with this role. Instead individual projects will be undertaken in the areas of School Development, Coach Education and Event Management.

As of January 1 2020, the QWA membership fees will rise a small amount to help cover the rising costs of the organisations day to day expenses.







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We are however happy to be able to report that we will continue to receive funding from the Queensland Government.

Physique Science has confirmed their continued sponsorship of our sport. This support has been ear marked for the reintroduction of prize money for the QWA League & Masters League 2020.

The 2020 Calendar is now located on the QWA website. Thank you to Miles Wydall for loading this information, and a big thank you to Tara Noonan for her A3 Printable calendar – an easy reference document that covers all competitions for the year.

Toowoomba Weightlifting Association has stepped up and offered to host the Qld Junior and U23 Championships. We still however need a home for League Round 2.

The QWA has put in a bid to host the National Junior & U23 Championships, we will no doubt hear in the new year if we are successful.

The QWA’s 2019 Junior Development Plan was well supported in Regional areas in particular, with school visits held in 13 locations and 1332 individual students introduced to the sport.

The QWA ran an independently facilitated Strategic Planning workshop in Brisbane in late October to lead the development of the QWA’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. The QWA Management Committee met with QWA affiliated Club representatives making up a total of 20 participants. The new plan will be released to members in January.

In 2019 the QWA added the State level online referee training to its website. Need a free activity over the holiday period? Log into your QWA account and select the online referee training option. Any member is able to do Club level, and once this is completed also able to complete the State level course. The State level qualification does however require practical elements to complete the endorsement process and a minimum age of 16 years.

I will be on leave from Monday 16th December to Tuesday 7th January 2020. The office phone and emails will be unattended over this period. You are welcome to email in questions to be answered when the office reopens in January.

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable holiday break.



Published on 14 Dec 19 - 16:02