3 December 2021
Free 6 week introduction to Youth Weightlifting and Strength training at participating academies in Wales.
In January 2021 Weightlifting Wales will be launching a project to deliver free 6 week introduction to Youth Weightlifting and Strength training at participating academies in Wales.
The project is designed for young people between the ages of 12 - 16 and will give participants the opportunity to learn new skills, develop mobility, learn how to Weight lift and safely perform a range of Strength and Conditioning exercises.
The focus is on enjoyment, working with others, making new friends, learning how to lift and building strength. Developing an understanding the benefits that strength and a healthy lifestyle can have on long-term physical and mental health.
This is a Welsh Government funded project as part of the Winter of Wellbeing Programme.
As the National Governing Body for Weightlifting in Wales, Weightlifting Wales wants to make sure that young people have opportunities to learn from skilled coaches in safe and inclusive environments.
The Raise the Bar project will be delivered by the following Weightlifting Wales academies:-
- SA1 Weightlifting (Swansea)
- Coleg Sir Gar (Llanelli)
- Evofit (Crosshands)
- Dragon Athletic (Cardiff)
- Strength Academy Wales (Haverfordwest)
- Holyhead and Anglesey Weightlifting & Fitness Club (Holyhead)
At the end of the programme there will be opportunities for participants interested to continue the sport of Olympic Weightlifting at these academies, to further develop their skills, knowledge of the Sport and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Want to get involved?
If you’d like to register, then please sign up directly with your closest academy
- SA1 Weightlifting (Swansea) – Available now
Address Unit 17-19 Sa1 business park, Langdon Road, Swansea, SA1 8DB
- Coleg Sir Gar (Llanelli) – Available now
Address Campus, Coleg Sir Gar Graig, Sandy Rd, Llanelli SA15 4DN
- Strength Academy Wales (Haverfordwest) – Available now
Address Strength Academy Wales, Unit 10 Riverside Shopping Centre, Haverfordwest, SA61 2LJ
- Evofit (Crosshands) – Available now
Address Evolution Health & Fitness Centre, Heol Nantyreos, Cross Hands, Llanelli, SA14 6RJ
- Holyhead and Anglesey Weightlifting & Fitness Club (Holyhead) – Coming soon
Address Mill Bank, Garreglwyd Rd, Holyhead LL65 1NS
- Dragon Athletic (Cardiff) – Coming soon
Address Norbury Rd, Cardiff CF5 3AU