2016 BGWLC Summer Weightlifting Competition

We are holding our 2016 Summer Weightlifting Competition on Saturday 4th June!

Weigh-in is from 9am – 10am, lifting starts at 10.45am.

The competition is being run according to BWL rules but is not an official sanctioned competition.

There will be medals for class winners and trophies for the best male and female lifters.

Entry is £12 – Sign up here (If you’re an existing BGWLC Member, you can also sign up via your subscription account.)


Open Session Training

We hold Open Session for Weightlifting and Powerlifting training almost every day of the week. Open Sessions are – as the name suggests – open to both disciplines and no pre-booking is required.

See “Opening Times” for more details.

Over-50 Strength Training

These classes concentrate on the strength needs of older people in good general health. If you’re interested in joining these classes, please contact martin@bgwlc.co.uk

See “Opening Times” for more details.


2015 Club Competitions

We are holding our 2015 Club Competitions on the weekend of 5/6 December!

5th December – Olympic weightlifting. Weigh-in 11am-12pm; lift off 1pm

6th December – powerlifting. Weigh-in 9.30-10am; lift off 11am

The competitions are being run according to BWL/GBPF rules but are not official sanctioned competitions. They are open to regular club members.

The victors win bragging rights and the title of Club Champion!

Christmas 2015 opening times


Over the Christmas period the gym will be open at the following times only:

December 2015
Monday 21st: 5-8.30pm
Tuesday 22nd: 10.30am-12.30pm; 5-8.30pm
Thursday 24th: 10.30am-12.30pm; 5-8.30pm
Monday 28th: 5-8.30pm
Tuesday 29th: 10.30am-12.30pm; 5-8.30pm
Thursday 31st: 10.30am-12.30pm; 5-8.30pm

January 2016
Saturday 2nd: 12-3pm

Normal opening times from 4th January onwards.

We wish all our members a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

International Powerlifting Coaches UK

Renowned powerlifting coach and current manager of the GBPF British seniors team, Lawrence Farncombe, has put together a list of the top powerlifting coaches in the UK. We are proud to announce that our powerlifting coach, Martin Bass, is on this list, reflecting his success at both national and international level.

If you are in or near London and are serious about powerlifting, come and see us for some of the best coaching in the country. If you’re not near London, take a look at Coach Farncombe’s list to find a great coach near you.

International Powerlifting Coaches UK

Beginners weightlifting with Sauro Gardenal

From Monday 27th July, our weightlifting coach Sauro will be coaching beginners Olympic weightlifting at BGWLC on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 5-6pm. The sessions will be charged at the usual rates.

If you are a new lifter wanting to learn the fundamentals of weightlifting, we ask that you come to the gym at this time so that Sauro can coach you most effectively.

Non-beginners are still welcome in the gym at these times.

LSE Weightlifting Series 3 – start list

Here is the start list for the LSE Weightlifting Series 3 competition, to be held at BGWLC on July 18th.

Weigh-in: 09:00-10:00
Lift off: 10:45

Krystyna Trojnack
Jana Korpova
Rainbow Addis
Shahrzad Nayebossadri
Lucy Hughes
Danielle Norville
Lizzie Havers
Mariana Rodriguez
Natasha Adams

Max Lobottom
Joe Porter
Rhys Peters
Lee Adams
Keir Williams
Aaron Berk
Julian Au
Jonathan Oviasu

David East
Khoa Vo
Akinolubade Ayobami
James Kisling
Karl Perkins
Adrian Canaveral
Conor Buttigieg
Tor Onshus

Forrester Ossei
Jordan Vine
Troy Thompson
Henry Wooderson
Robert Scott
Jamal Issac-Shah

Aaron Bolton
Mitchell Mason
Doan Vinh
Mark Morrison
Thomas Leys
Ashley Simkins

Sonia Fierro
Jade Hill
Ruth Carpenter
Amber Sheppard
Rayen Cupid
Lina Duseviciene
Mercy Brown

Best of luck to all lifters!

New weightlifting coach, Sauro Gardenal

olympic-weightlifting-4From 11th July 2015 we have a new Olympic weightlifting coach at BGWLC! Sauro Gardenal is a former British Masters Champion in the 85kg class (2011 & 2012) with many years of coaching expertise.

Sauro will be coaching sessions at the gym on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings (see our Opening Times page). Olympic weightlifters are, as always, also welcome to train at the gym any time Sauro is not there.

Please join us in welcoming Sauro & wishing him the best of luck at BGWLC!

GBPF Greater London Unequipped Powerlifting Competition – start list

Here is the start list for the GBPF Greater London Unequipped, which will be held at BGWLC on 25th July.

  • All women and men up to 83 kg – weigh in 08:00-09:15; lift off 09:45
  • All men 93kg and over – weigh in 11:00-12:15; lift off 12:45 (approx.)

PLEASE NOTE: due to the large number of entrants, the competition is going to be extremely busy and may well run late. Please help us to run the competition smoothly by arriving promptly, being aware of competition rules (permitted equipment, platform commands etc) and paying close attention to any announcements by the competition organiser on the day.

Emily Przeslak
Rebecca Heath

Linda Kaminski

Hannah Chan

Katrina Latuala
Kate Tyte
Leah Gerrant
Hannah Richardson
Erika Cule
Zoe Smails
Rebecca Lynn Nicholson
Nina Vicera

Julia Garwell
Kayley Stabler
Kasia Wozniak
Sarah Spence
Laura Porter
Orla Kaye

Fionnuala Hogan
Emma Gold
Ellie Rahmani
Chloe Whylie

Sylvia Osei–Tutu
Paola Roccuzzo

Lee Chedurun
Dave Pelta
Davis Adam
Nichol Deaddis

Dave McWilliams
Yano Mousavi
Rino Shala
John Corcoran
Daniel Wilkes
Ed Karim
Damian Jakubiec
Ben Thornton Smith
Freddie Groom
Harry Scott
Will Hayman
Leo Double
Ernie Parkes
Jason Jackson
Andy Ly

Jordan Scott
Husan Tamin
Ryan Josephs
Charlie Avery
Ben Morgan
Saad Mahmood
Peter Keleher
Antony Ung
Ivan Otim
Jack Warburton
Ify Adaroba
Diego Martinez
Michael Highland
Freddie Maguire
Stephan Osman
Alex Petrenco
Jack Hazeldene
Tris Gibbons

Kieran Stubbins
Reece Smith
Robert Rees
Tom Celestin
Patrick Clark

Dominic Patmore
Acos Ashioti
Eric Boama
Elliot Davies
George Maguire
Peter Spence
Paul Doherty