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Become a Volunteer / Technical Official

There are lots of different roles for volunteers at WW events, you could be a Referee, a Chief Marshal, a Technical Controller, an MC, a Timekeeper, the Scoreboard Operator or a Loader. Volunteers are an integral part of our team, without them, we would not be able to run our events.

You do not need to be a competitive Weightlifter to learn how to do any of these roles, at the same time, if you are a lifter, you can fit in voluntary roles around your own competition schedule.

Our Officials are skilled individuals who are knowledgable about the rules and regulations of the sport, the operations of competition and are great team players, working together to ensure each part of the competition runs smoothly for the competitors. WW offers shadowing opportunities for newly qualified Technical Officials to support them in learning more and developing.

Loaders are highly sought-after, hard-working and quick-thinking individuals. As a loader, you are fully immersed in the competition, you are responsible for the preparation of the bar and platform for each and every single lift in the competition. You will have a platform-side view of the competition and work as part of a team to load efficiently and accurately.

Volunteers will receive specified expenses and accommodation, and will be welcomed into a supportive team of people who love to give back to the sport.

If you are interested in becoming a loader for Weightlifting Wales, please get in touch with harry.nelms@weightlifting.wales

If you would like to become a Technical Official, take a look at the courses available via the BWL education page, or get in touch with us for advice!

As of 31st January 2024, all Technical Officials in Wales will be required to upload their certificate to Sport80 to prove they have completed the required safeguarding course, which can be found HERE

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Stephen Donovan TK 2022
Sarah Hilton MC 2022
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