Northern Ireland Weightlifting or ‘NIWL’ is the governing body for all weightlifting in NI.

Follow us for information on upcoming competitions, courses, club and squad training!


  • Training/squad sessions have been launched!
    We are excited to announce our free training sessions for Juniors, Seniors and Masters as well as Squad sessions for our elite lifters. Check out our training/squad session icon below to get involved!
  • Mid-Ulster Youth Open
    And its over… well done to those who competed in the Mid-Ulster Youth Open competition!. The public results as well as the gallery are available on the website now. Click on the post and go take a look!
  • Become a Technical Official now!
    We’re updating our technical official database and we need you! Your participation is key to making our competitions a success. If you’re already a licensed technical official and eager to help at upcoming events, just send us a message to confirm your interest!


Click here to find out information on the start list for the closest upcoming event on our calendar, as soon as they become available.

Training and Squad Sessions

This is where all of the NIWL’s free training and squad sessions as well as their information and signup forms are located.

Check out photo albums from our previous events here.

Click here to find the NIWL’s official rules and regulations including attire.

Become a member of the BWL in order to compete in Northern Ireland Weightlifting competitions