Application for Club Membership
Membership numbers will be sent to you via email as well as in the post, so please check your email junk folder if you have not received your confirmation, before contacting the Weightlifting Wales office.

Club Membership Benefits – Access to support and advice from the Governing Body, only affiliated clubs may apply to Sport Wales for funding opportunities, reduced WW membership for your club members, mailing list including important updates, Club website linked to the WW website, official Weightlifting Wales Club Membership Certificate. All affiliated clubs benefit from exclusive membership to the Welsh Sports Association.

The cost of affiliation is £50 for 12 months.

To become an affiliated centre, please first check what you need to have in place below. Then fill in and submit the application form on this page (below). We will contact you in due course, once we have reviewed your application. Payment can be made on Paypal via a link we will send to you once your application has been approved.

What you need in place to before becoming an affiliated club:
  • Two Welfare Officers (1 Male, 1 Female, with DBS in place, who have also completed a Safeguarding training course, you will need to upload a copy of their Safeguarding certificate in the form). We strongly advise that these two people are unrelated.
  •  A BWL / WW Level 2 Coaching Weightlifting qualified instructor leading any Weightlifting activities or the equivalent Para Powerlifting Qualification for Para Powerlifting activities. You will need to upload evidence of this qualification in the form.
  • Coaches must have undergone Safeguarding training (read more about safeguarding requirements below)
  • Club insurance in place, you will need to upload evidence of this in the form.
  • The main owner of the club should have also completed a Safeguarding attendance course (these are typically 3 hours long, local authorities and the Welsh Sports Association will regularly organise these and they are attendance only- no exams to take)- you will need to upload evidence of this in the form.
Safeguarding Training Requirements

The “Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop is a ‘Minimum Standard for Weightlifting Wales Active Coaches, Technical officials and volunteers.

The ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ are seen as the basic standards every coach needs to meet to carry out their role safely and effectively. It can also be attended by all those responsible for organising children’s sport and those who lead or deliver children’s sport programmes (eg coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers and parents).

This course will help you: 

  • Identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching 
  • Explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response 
  • Recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse 
  • Take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise. 
  • The ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ workshops and resource meet the key safeguarding learning needs of coaches and other sports staff and volunteers. 

Link to WSA courses below:

  • Privacy Notice

    In order to provide an effective service to our members, it is necessary for Weightlifting Wales to collect some personal information in this form. Information collected will be used for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Weightlifting Wales and data will be stored and protected in compliance with our legal obligations to meet GDPR standards.
  • It is vitally important that everyone involved in weightlifting in Wales is aware of their duty to safeguard the interest of young people participating in the sport. It is extremely important that all affiliated clubs sign up to the WW Safeguarding policy. Please sign below to confirm you have read and understand your responsibilities.

    Read our Policy here

  • Drop files here or
    Please upload evidence of your club's liability insurance.
  • Please upload the appropriate certificate(s) for yourself, and all of your club coaches.
  • Please upload the appropriate certificate for yourself and all of your club coaches.
  • Contact Details

  • You must appoint 2 welfare officers at your club/centre: one male and one female

    Your welfare officers should not be related, or in a relationship with each other.
  • Please upload a copy of this person's certificate for attending a Safeguarding training course.
  • This number will be made visible on the poster we sent to your club
  • Please upload a copy of this person's certificate for attending a Safeguarding training course.
  • This number will be made visible on the poster we sent to your club
  • All welfare officers must be DBS enhanced checked and hold a current Safeguarding certificate. If you require help and guidance on this please contact our main office
  • Participation Questionnaire

  • Weightlifting Wales would like to gather some information about the use of Weightlifting facilities in Wales. We would like to understand how many people interact with Weightlifting Clubs to improve various aspects of their health, fitness and well-being, as well as measuring how many people participate in recreational and competitive Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting across Wales.
  • 1. Number of club users
  • This includes anyone who uses your club facility
  • E.g. Athletes from other sports who use your facility as part of their training
  • E.g. GP Referrals etc.
  • 2. Number of Coaches you have completed the following awards
  • WW WorkshopBWL Level 1BWL Level 2
  • WW WorkshopBWL Level 1BWL Level 2
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