British Weight Lifting

lifeLEISURE have a unique partnership with British Weight Lifting based at Houldsworth Village in Reddish, which aims to increase participation in the sport across the North West and also provide a Regional Centre of Excellence for the sport.

London 2012 Legacy
The partnership has brought the 'Games' to life at Houldsworth Village with a substantial amount of equipment used in London housed at the centre. A ‘Centre of Excellence’, many top athletes and newcomers to the sport train at the facility on a weekly basis and at Regional Development squads.


A series of weightlifting competitions staged throughout the year and is open to anyone in relevant age categories. The Series caters for male and female participation at all levels. The competition is designed for anyone – and is based on a team ideology. The points system is based on body weight to weight lifted, with points awarded accordingly for your club/team.

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Based at lifeLEISURE Houldsworth Village, the club is affiliated to British Weight Lifting and provides an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to start or continue in the sport as a member of a local club. Sessions cover Olympic lifts - the Snatch, Clean and Jerk and we use variations of these lifts to improve strength and technique. Non members welcome. For more information please speak to a member of the team at the centre. For more information on the club please email Sean McLoughlin.

Training days & times:

Monday 18:00 - 19:00 Drop in Session (Beginners Welcome)
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00 Drop in Session (Beginners Welcome)
Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 Club Session (Intermediate-Advanced)


An established Disabled Powerlifting Club, affiliated to BWL, based at lifeLEISURE Houldsworth Village, the club is one of only a few Paralympic Clubs in the North West and provides excellent opportunities for anyone who has a disability who wants to take part in the sport to continue as a member of a local club. For more information please email Norman Elthorpe or call 07703 668670.

Monday 17:00 - 20:00 Drop in Session
Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00 Drop in Session
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Club Session