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Powerlifting Selection Policies

Selection Totals for BWL Powerlifting Great Britain Teams for 2013 onwards.


Please refer to individual selection policies for further details on selection and specific guidance notes for each competition.


Men

Weight
Cat

Date

Selection period

48.0

52.0

56.0

60.0

67.5

75.0

82.5

90.0

100.0

100+

European Seniors

tbc

tbc

130.0

140.0

152.5

160.0

170.0

175.0

180.0

185.0

192.5

200.0

European

Juniors

tbc

tbc

115.0

122.5

135.0

140.0

147.5

152.5

157.5

162.5

170.0

175.0



Women

Weight Cat

Date

Selection period

40.0

44.0

48.0

52.0

56.0

60.0

67.5

75.0

82.0

82.5

European

Seniors

tbc

tbc


80.0


85.0

90.0

95.0

100.0

102.5

105.0

110.0

112.5

125.0

European

Juniors

tbc

tbc


70.0


75.0

80.0

82.5

85.0

90.0

92.5

97.5

100.0

110.0



Selection


i) Any athlete who meets the qualifying standard during the selection period will normally be selected subject.


a. The number of lifters qualifying not exceeding the maximum team size (Senior men 10, Junior men 10, Senior women 10, Junior women 10).


b. The number of lifters qualifying in each weight category not exceeding 3 (with with a maximum of 2 per disability group) for seniors and 2 for juniors.


c. Funding being available for the number of athletes qualifying.

If either a., b. or c. occur then the athletes who are deemed to finish highest in their category will be selected.



Eligibility Criteria


i) Athletes must be current member of BWL, not in dispute with BWL and / or its affiliated bodies or partners.


ii) Athletes must meet the IPC Eligibility Rules and be in a position to obtain a ratified IPC Passport.


iii) To be eligible athletes must comply with the BWL Anti-doping Controls and Procedures.


iv) Athletes must meet the minimum age of 14 as per IPC regulations.


v) IPC defines Juniors, as being between the day the athlete reaches 14 years and upwards to their birthday of 23 years.



Notes


i) Where an athlete is injured or returning from injury the qualification deadline may be extended to 1 week prior to the final entry date for that event, the athlete must demonstrate fitness either at an agreed competition or at a BWL test prior to the extended qualification deadline.  The athlete must inform the BWL Performance Manager and provide medical evidence as to why they have not met the selection standard during the published qualification period and be able to demonstrate that they will meet the selection criteria at the agreed assessment or competition before the deadline in the published selection criteria.


ii) Athletes will be required to sign a Team Members’ Agreement to accept their place on each team, which will include a code of conduct, requirements to attend team camps or activities prior to the Championships, adherence to specified travel dates, and wearing appropriate apparel.


iii) If a lifter selected breaks any of the eligibility criteria above or becomes injured or in any other way becomes unable to take part in the competition, the BWL selection panel may de-select that lifter.


iv) The selection committee will comprise of the Chair of the Board of WCL, as Chair, the BWL Performance Manager, the BWL Board Member with responsibility for Performance and the BWL Lead Coach, who will implement this selection policy. The Selection Committee will be assisted by an observer (appointed by BWL) who will not vote but will ensure that the provisions of this policy are properly adhered to.


v) The selection criteria reserves the right to select an athlete who is on the BWL World Class programme who has not met the selection total where it is felt that the competition will contribute to the long term development of the athlete.


vi) Athletes have the right to appeal selections through the BWL Appeals Procedure, available on request from the BWL Chief Executive.


GBR Team Selection Appeals Procedure