Upcoming events

You can find out here all the events, competition, schools clubs and more that Swindon Barbell are involved in this month.

Click on any of the lists to go directly to the event you are looking for.


Schools Powerlifting

Para Powerlifting

Coaching Courses

South West Powerlifting

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Devon and Cornwall Powerlifting Championships

October 6 2019

Tiverton, Devon.

This competition will see Joe Humphrey and Louis Phelps competing. Joe will be in the 93k senior mens category whilst Louis will be in the 105k senior equipped mens. Both will be aiming for national qualification.

British Masters Classic championships

October 26/27


Mark Townend and SBB friend Scott Simon will be looking to improve on their last year’s podium positions of bronze and silver at the British Masters classic champs. Coaches Helen and Charlie will be there to help them through their campaigns.

Swindon Barbell’s Schools Clubs

Swindon Barbell provide Powerlifting and Weightlifting classes to schools and colleges across north Wiltshire.  Check out what we have coming up throughout 2018.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Powerlifting Club

Date: November 2019

Location: RWBA 

Details:  Following the success of 2 years of the Powerlifting club running at RWBA and being part of 2 incredible sports days, RWBA has invited Swindon Barbell to continue their Powerlifting club throughout the autumn and winter terms.

Please speak to the head of PE at RWBA Mr I’anson, or email us for more information.

New College Powerlifting

Date: TBC

Location: New College Sports Centre

Information: Swindon Barbell has a long-standing connection with the forward-thinking New College and has run Powerlifting clubs there since the club started back in 2015. The club has seen successes such as Emily Jane Sheppard who competed at the European Powerlifting Championships in 2017. It has also seen a huge turn over from college club to Barbell club members and those participants going on to compete at both novice and regional level.

This academic year the club is looking to return with one of its former members coaching, Kat Armstrong.

If you would like to know more and are a student at New College please speak to your enrichment officer or email us at lifter@swindonbarbell.com

ParaPowerlifting events

Invictus Games Powerlifting

Swindon Barbell’s head coach Charlie Shotton-Gale and coach Mark Townend will be part of the Invictus games Powerlifting Team coaching staff and will be supporting the team leading up to the games in October 2020.

The club has open sessions for all abilities but has specific para powerlifting events Monday’s 7-8 pm at Swindon Barbell.  If you would like to know more email us or book in your session.

Inclusive Powerlifting

Swindon Barbell has been working with Disability Sport Swindon to support all a variety of physical and mental abilities access strength training.

January will see the start of a new club – Inclusive Powerlifting!

Inclusive Powerlifting coaches, Iszy Mckerracher and Kat Armstrong, will be providing coaching and guidance on Powerlifting and strength training for all abilities.

This group will be lead by Lewis Bird, Swindon Borough Council Community Health and Wellbeing Team, pushing forward Inclusive Sport in Swindon.

If you would like to know more please get in touch by emailing lifter@swindonbarbell.com

British Powerlifting Coaching Courses

Date: October 19/20

Venue: Swindon Barbell

Information: If you would like to book on to this course please use this application form

South West Events


Find more events for Powerlifting across the South West here

Olympic Weightlifting

Find more events for Olympic Weightlifting across the South West here

British Events


Find more events for Powerlifting across the UK by checking out National Competitions  or the British Powerlifting Calender

Olympic Weightlifting

Find more events for Olympic Weightlifting across the UK by checking out National Competitions  or the British Weightlifting Calender


Find out more information by checking out the ParaPowerlifting page as well as their Competition Calendar