Athletes are reminded that they can now register for the Australian Open at www.awf.com.au/registration/ with entries closing on the 5th of February.
The Australian Open and Australian International will be run simultaneously, with the Australian International being operated under full IWF rules and regulations to meet IWF criteria to be a recognised as a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Qualifying Event, this includes no more than 2 athletes per bodyweight category per country.
Please refer to the attachment containing the High Performance Advisory Group Terms of Reference and Nomination Form.
Please find attached the 2016 Commonwealth Rankings and the Commonwealth Records as at 17 January 2017.
Please refer to the attachments containing the event specific criteria for the 2017 World University, 2017 World Youth and 2017 World Junior Championships and the amended 2017 AWF Events Calendar.
Attached please find the ranking list of the Oceania Senior, Junior and Youth – for 2016. And also the OWF records to date.
The Oceania Weightlifting Federation is delighted to see that Ele Opeloge from Samoa has been officially declared by the IWF – the silver medallist from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the +75kg category.
Her name has now officially appeared in the IWF 2008 Olympic Games results - www.iwf.net/results/results-by-events/?event=21
Please refer to the attachment containing the regulations for the 2017 Australian Open that will be hosted by the VWA at the Victorian Weightlifting Stadium, Melbourne, during the period 17-19 March, 2017.
Brendan Kennedy is joining the AWF workforce to fill the High Performance Coordinator (HPC) role following the resignation of Jacquie White.
Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) is excited to be sending a Team to the 6th Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) to be staged in the Bahamas between 18-23 July 2017. Led by our Team General Manager, Matt Cowdrey, the CGA is seeking Expressions of Interest from talented and highly driven individuals to fill the roles of:
- Team Operations Coordinator
- Team Services Coordinator