Upcoming events

Swindon Barbell aims to promote strength sports within Swindon and Wiltshire as well as promoting it’s members in Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting.  Check out all that is going on with the club for March and beyond in 2019.

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

South West Powerlifting Championships 2019

British Powerlifting Level 1 Coaching Course

Schools Powerlifting

Para Powerlifting

Want to know more?

South West Powerlifting Championships

Date: Sat 6 and Sun 7 April

Location: Cheltenham

Information:  You can watch almost the entire Swindon Barbell team compete at the South West Powerlifitng championships this weekend.

Lifters from Swindon Barbell include:



You can click on each person’s name to see their profile and how they are preparing for this years biggest regional competition.

The team will be coached and supported by:

  • Karl Marillier – Lead coach and knee wrapper
  • Charlie Shotton-Gale – Numbers girl 
  • Chris Guttridge – Warm up coach, spotter and loader
  • Iszy Mckerracher – Team Mum and organiser
  • Jon Coe – all round good guy and hard worker
  • Mark Townend – big strong clumsy bear willing and ready to help
  • Helen Toms – ever bossy Referee.

Hosted by Cheltenham Weightlifting Club at Gym 66, Unit 12 Bramery Business Park, Alstone Lane, Cheltenham GL51 8H,  06 – 07th April 2019.

Queries about the event or the final entry list should be emailed to: Richard Parker richard.parker@britishpowerlifting.org 

Weigh-In Times: 08.00 – 09.30 (BOTH DAYS)

Lift Off: 10.00 (BOTH DAYS)  

More information can be found in SWPLA Website

British Powerlifting Level 1 Coaching Course

Date: Sat 13 and Sun 14 April

Location: Swindon Barbell, Trow Lane, Lyneham, SN154DL.

Information:  you can find out what the powerlifting course will provide by checking out the British Powerlifting Coaching Course page.

You can apply by completing this application form.

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: Mondays 3-4pm Term 5 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 have invited Swindon Barbell to continue their Powerlifting club throughout the autumn and winter terms.

ParaPowerlifting events

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

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

Disability Sport Swindon gym sessions

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

The events are held on Wednesdays 1-3pm but please email us with more details of days that Swindon Barbell are coaching.

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