British Weight Lifting

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The BWL High Performance Centre

The British Weight Lifting (BWL) High Performance Centre (HPC) opened in January 2009 and is a partnership between British Weight Lifting and Leeds Metropolitan University. The HPC is the main training base for the GB Olympic Weightlifting and Paralympic Powerlifting squads.


The facility has been designed specifically for Olympic Weightlifting and Paralympic Powerlifting. It is one of the few places in the UK that can host GB athlete squad camps. The centre is equipped with 6 standard and 1 competition size lifting platforms and 6 disability Powerlifting benches. There are over 1000kgs of weights and enough Olympic bars to ensure each platform can be fully utilised.


Other equipment has been kept to a minimum to maintain the lifting area however there are three power rack cages, a leg press and a cable crossover machine in addition to the Olympic weights.


New student accommodation in the Carnegie Village built on the same campus as the High Performance Centre means that athletes can stay on-site so increasing recovery time and reducing travel costs.  The accommodation is self-catering and is available during term time which means that the athletes on the World Class Programmes can attend camps throughout the year.


The Yorkshire and North East Division of BWLA currently use the WCL HPC for their bimonthly regional squads.  Any enquiries from clubs or divisions regarding use of the HPC should be directed to the WCL Performance Manager Fiona LothianThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The HPC is shared with Leeds Met University sports scholars and TASS athletes based in Leeds.