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BLUE CARDS

At the recent QLD U15 and Youth Championships we initiated the implementation of Blue Card visibility. We spoke to many of our Technical Officials about holding a Blue Card and creating that visibility at all our competitions including club competitions. This is something that we are going to continue to progress for the remainder of the year.

The Blue Card system is a key prevention and monitoring system of people working with children and young people implemented by the QLD Government. It aims to minimise the risks of harm to children and young people including volunteers. We have been advised by the QLD Government that going into 2020 it will be a NO CARD NO WORK approach  (even for volunteers), so we are trying to ensure that we are ahead of the game and ticking all the right boxes.

Who needs a Blue Card?

Police and Teachers are exempt but do need to apply for an EXEMPTION card through the Blue Card services. https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/need-to-apply-for-card.html

Everyone else however does need to apply for a Blue Card regardless of your work-related role.

It’s easy to apply, it’s free and takes approximately 2 weeks to receive your Blue Card. If you have an exisompetitilonsting Blue Card you will need to link it to the QWA.

MORE INFORMATION https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html

APPLY FOR A BLUE CARD or LINK AN EXISTING BLUE CARD https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/need-to-apply-for-card.html

RENEW AN EXPIRED BLUE CARD https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/need-to-renew.html

IMPORTANT

Once you have your Blue Card please update your QWA account with the Card Number and Expiry date

In September the AWF National Youth & U15 Championships will be held in Brisbane. We would like to ensure that all our QLD Technical Officials that will be volunteering will have their Blue Cards and will be wearing them when they are on duty.

VOLUNTEERING

As our sport continues to grow and we hold more and more QWA competitions throughout the year, it takes even more volunteers to run these competitions. Without the Technical Officials, loaders, coaches, and club members that give up their time the competitions would not eventuate.

This year we have been struggling each time there is a sign-up schedule sent out to fill all our spots. We are trying to fill spots up to the last minute. We thank those who continually give up their time to support the sport we all love but we really need more members to come onboard.

So, what are the benefits?

ü Personally, I have met loads of people and made many friends as we all have something in common – weightlifting.

ü As a Masters lifter who competes regularly I like to give back to the sport that supports me when I am on the competition platform.

ü I have gained new skills and learnt the rules of the sport which I compete in. Every weightlifter should know the rules especially if you are competing. Know your sport!

Look you don’t need to become a referee but there are roles that don’t require a qualification like loading and the computer.

However, if you would like to become a referee it’s as easy as completing the online club referee course through your QWA account to obtain your Club level and start refereeing at Club competitions to build up your experience and confidence. We are able to provide mentors if you need assistance or just have some questions. Referees at all levels you can fast track your development by volunteering to assist at other clubs than your own competitions. Just check the calendar for whats on, where, and then find the contact details for the club on the Club Locator page of the QWA website and let them know you would like to help out at their competition.

If you have any feedback or suggestions about Volunteering please let us know. We welcome any ideas that may encourage more volunteers into our sport.

We will be updating our “Become an Official” page on our website with easy to follow steps to becoming an official, how to upgrade if you are already an official and recognising each month any officials that have upgraded and more.

We also have our Technical Official Guidebook there which has some great information for potential and current TOs.

You will also notice when you log into the online referee training that there has been a State level course added - anyone who has completed their club level is welcome to do this course. The practical part of upgrade to State level can be facilited by contacting the QWA office or Rawena.

If you have any questions, comments, feedback or suggestions about Volunteering or Blue Cards please feel free to contact me officiating@qwa.org

 

Rawena Tairi

Secretary

Queensland Weightlifting Association

Published on 5 Aug 19 - 17:10

REVISED - Queensland U15 and Youth Championships and beyond.....

 

 

                                            

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session one with some of our technical officials all lined up in uniform ready for a big day ahead!

 

 

 

Last weekend we saw the running of another successful QWA event! 86 young lifters competed at Milton Weightlifting Club with more state and national records broken from 13 individuals and PB's all round, a special mention of Michael Nides of Bounce Weightlifting Club with coach Regan Hams lifted a whopping increase to his total with an extra 64kgs, what a result!!!!

Congratulations to all involved from volunteer to canteen to loader to MC to athletes from far and wide, you all made the event possible!

 

  

Jett Gaffney of Cougars  Weightlifting Club

 

 

      

Rykha Ross Burleigh Barbell Club with coach Cal

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

Tori Gallegos of Toowoomba Weightlifting Assoc         

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to each one of you!

 

 

For full competition results CLICK here

 

        

Zoe Goodwin of Milton Weightlifting Club working her way to 'greatness' seen here as Assistant Marshall and  on the right QWA sponsor Amie Cox owner of Physique Science accepting a certificate from our QWA CEO Deb Keelan

Last but not least, on behalf of QWA, HUGE thanks to Tim and Fiona Redhead and Milton Weightlifting Club members for hosting this event and also Bowen Stuart and Marty Field with their dedication and media expertise.

 

It's only a couple of weeks now until the AWF U23 and Junior National Championships and with over 40 entries Queensland is bound to make an impact!

Good luck to all those competing and we look forward to the results!

 

REMINDER : 

Who needs a Blue Card?

Police and Teachers are exempt but do need to apply for an EXEMPTION card through the Blue Card services. https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/need-to-apply-for-card.html

Everyone else however does need to apply for a Blue Card regardless of your work-related role.

It’s easy to apply, it’s free and takes approximately 2 weeks to receive your Blue Card. If you have an existing Blue Card you will need to link it to the QWA.

MORE INFORMATION                         https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html

APPLY FOR A BLUE CARD or LINK AN EXISTING BLUE CARD      https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/need-to-apply-for-card.html

RENEW AN EXPIRED BLUE CARD                                   https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/need-to-renew.html

IMPORTANT

Once you have your Blue Card please update your QWA account with the Card Number and Expiry date

In September the AWF National Youth & U15 Championships will be held in Brisbane. We would like to ensure that all our QLD Technical Officials that will be volunteering will have their Blue Cards and will be wearing them when they are on duty.

 

See you all soon!

Robyn

 

Participation Support Officer

Tel: 0466 615 300

Internet: www.qwa.org

 

 

Published on 31 Jul 19 - 13:21

Queensland Representative Team Uniform U15 & Youth AND Seniors

Have you qualified, and plan on competing at either the National U15 & Youth Championships or the National Senior Championships in Canberra?

For all your Representative Team Uniform items visit our shop at:

https://queensland-weightlifting.myshopify.com/

Minimum uniform requirements are a Queensland lifting suit, and a Queensland t-shirt.

To ensure you are able to have your correct size supplied, orders need to be submitted with payment by: 11th August 2019

Any questions? Email qwa@qwa.org 

Note all (apart from the lifting suit) Queensland apparel items are able to be purchased by anyone. Show your support and get your QWA gear now!!

Lifting Suit sizes:

QLD REPRESENTATIVE LIFTING SUITS.

              

MALE

= SIZE

FEMALE

= SIZE

 

CHILD 4

 

CHILD 4

 

CHILD 6

 

CHILD 6

 

CHILD 8

 

CHILD 8

50kg

CHILD 10

 

CHILD 10

56kg

CHILD 12

44kg; 48kg

CHILD 12

62kg; 69kg

ADULT XS

53kg; 58kg

ADULT XS

77kg

ADULT S

63kg

ADULT S

85kg;94kg

ADULT M

69kg

ADULT M

105kg

ADULT L

75kg

ADULT L

+105kg

ADULT XL

+75kg

ADULT XL

 

Please use bodyweight category to select suit size. 

Exchanging of sizes is possible with current stock or a future order placed.

We will canvas members in 2019 to formulate a sizing chart that addresses the new bodyweight categories ready for orders in 2020.

 

 


 

Published on 31 Jul 19 - 9:02

July Update

  • Reminder to athletes and coaches that you need to notify the QWA Office of any changes to Bodyweight category for this weekend’s U15 & Youth Championships by 12.00 Thursday 25th July 2019 to:

Text: 0438 031 377 or email: qwa@qwa.org  

Lifters who do not make weight will be unable to lift in any capacity in the competition.

Volunteers still required. Sign up here: https://signupschedule.com/qldweightlifting

  • The date for final online entries for the National U15 & Youth Championships to be held 28-29th September at Cougars Weightlifting Club, Chandler has been brought forward to Thursday 1st August to ensure that the QWA is able to lodge the States entries to the AWF on time. PLEASE NOTE that you are only eligible to compete at the National Championships if you compete at the State Championships this weekend or have an exemption approved.
  • The QWA advises the following official appointments to support the team travelling to Sydney for the National Junior & U23 Championships 16-17 August.

Head Womens Coach – Angela Wydall

Head Men’s Coach – Miles Wydall

Assistant Coaches – Greg Hobl, Callum Hannay and Sonia Stenhouse

Team Manager – Jemma Cowper

Technical Officials – Alex Croot (Cat 1) and Tara Hope (State)

  • The QWA would like to formally welcome Barbell 4017 our newest QWA Affiliated Club:

 http://www.crossfit4017.com.au/

 

 

 

Published on 22 Jul 19 - 12:33

 

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