Our development programme is currently under review and Weightlifting Wales are working to build and implement an effective programme in which talented athletes can learn, develop and thrive. Updated documents will be uploaded to the website once complete.
Development Pathway Review
Our approach involves the following:
- Thorough research including findings from a Bangor University based PhD study on Weightlifting in Wales and insight results from a variety of sports development pathways.
- Collaborations with other organisations to seek best practices including Sport Wales and Welsh Institute of Performance Science.
- Building stronger links with British Weight Lifting, collaborating and supporting each other to create a better pathway in Wales and with a clear route to the UK pathway.
- Modifying the competition calendar to support the talented Weightlifters in Wales
- Input from Weightlifting Wales members through surveys and interviews.
We want to ensure we uphold our vision of developing champions that perform consistently at major international competitions. The programme that we are working towards focuses on achieving this through an ethical, holistic, long-term approach that aims to develop the person as a whole.
PhD Study on Weightlifting in Wales
Bangor University based PhD study on Weightlifting in Wales and insight results from a variety of sports development pathways.
The documents below summarise the main findings from the project:
Weightlifting Wales are committed to creating a clear entry process into the pathway. Some of our policies are currently under review and will be published on our Athlete Resources page / published below under 'Athlete Documents' once ready.
British Weight Lifting Talent Pathway
WW Staff Contact details
Development Manager - Christie Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Pathway Manager - Ania Negele email@example.com