News Update

COVID Safe information as of 3rd July 2020

It is great to see some ense of normality finally returning to Weightlifting life.

Please find updated information HERE. Contact me if you would like clarification on any of the points.

Now is probably a good time to congratulate yourselves on the success you made of instituting the necessary changes to return to play.

It may also be a good time for you to survey your club members for positives that have come out of the experience eg set training times in some clubs have developed closer relationships with their training group; Weightlifting is a community of volunteer driven Clubs and not a "pay & go" environment. To ensure that the sport and clubs flourish, and so that we can continue to be able to keep fees low, we need everyone at every level to put in time to help deliver the sport.

QWA calendar

Please find below dates for competitions & AWF Coaching courses for the remainder of 2020.

Some venues are yet to be confirmed *

15-16 August Queensland U15/U17 State Championships *

29-30 August AWF Level 1 Coaching course - Cairns

5-6 September QWA Physique Science League Round 2 competition*

12-13 September AWF Level 2 Coaching course - Milton, Brisbane

26-27 September AWF Level 1 Coaching Course - Milton, Brisbane

10-11 October Qld State Senior Championships – Cougars Weightlifting Club Chandler, Brisbane

6-8 November QWA All Schools Championships, West Tallebudgerra

14-15 November QWA Physique Science League Final*

29 Nov-13 December QWA Club Challenge Round 3 in conjunction with Club Christmas/end of year scheduled competitions. Clubs who hadn’t previously planned on having a competition over this period are asked to send in requests for these to be added by Friday 10th July.

The QWA Club Challenge Round 2 to be run 24-26 July is now open for entry online. Remember all entries need to be made online. 

U13 Age Group competitions 2020

With a number of competitions cancelled because of COVID restrictions we have had to amalgamate some competitions into the one event to fit into a very tight 6 month window of opportunity. Modified competitions for Under 13 QWA lifters will be incorporated into both the Qld U15/U17 State Championships and the All Schools Championships.

QWA Membership

You may have let your QWA membership lapse over the COVID restriction period. Just remember that you will need to renew this to ensure your insurance cover is current. Find information about AWF Insurance here:

Policy Updates

The updated approved QWA constitution coming out of this years AGM can be found here:

Responsible Social Media Use

The QWA Management Committee embraces the use of social media for the promotion, development and delivery of QWA programs and services.

The QWA Management Committee recognises that all members can communicate online in many ways such as through social media, networking sites, blogs and personal websites and Facebook, however, all QWA members need to use good judgement about what material appears online, and in what context.

The QWA Social Media Policy is intended to provide clarity to QWA members on how to conduct themselves appropriately in social media and inform them of their responsibilities when using social media. It encourages members to exercise their voice in social media, while protecting the interests of the Associations members.

Refresh your knowledge of the policy here:

Officiating News

The AWF has announced the launch of the AWF Technical Official Hub, hosted on the CourseSites Learning Management System, enabling online education courses for Weightlifting Referees at Club level and State level. These courses are intended to provide new and developing Technical Officials with the information and learning experiences that they would otherwise receive via the face-to-face presentations that States have been delivering so well for many years. In addition to completing the educational units online, candidates must still work through the practical components of the Officiating Pathway (attached) under the guidance of a State-approved Mentor. So, while the AWF is pleased to be able to offer these online courses to make the process easier and more accessible, control over the accreditation of Club Referees and State Referees remains firmly with each State Member Association.

When candidates complete the online course, they are directed to contact their State Technical Coordinator to continue their training. To this end, could you please provide the name and email address of your State Technical Coordinator by return email and this will be added to the online system. If your State doesn’t currently have a Technical Coordinator, there are some guidelines below that might help you to recruit a suitable person. Similarly, there is also a general outline of the requirements of an Officiating Mentor below, which may be of some assistance in identifying suitable Mentors for your State Officiating Program.

The Club Referee and State Referee courses are available now and a video tutorial/user guide will be added within the next two weeks. To access the courses, use the link in the attached Pathway document or CLICK HERE


Published on 3 Jul 20 - 15:30