New Zealand Team for the 2018 Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Championships
OWNZ is proud to announce the selection of 32 athletes and 7 support staff for the 2018 Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Championships being held in Noumea, New Caledonia from the 25th – 30th of June!
Please CLICK HERE to view the selections.
Entries are LIVE for the 2018 South Island and North Island Championships!
South Island Champs Entry: CLICK HERE
North Island Champs Entry: CLICK HERE
To view our 2018 National Events Page for more detailed information, please CLICK HERE!
Administrator – July 2018 – Full Time
We are looking for a hard-working administrator with a special interest in Weightlifting!
The position assumes overall responsibility for the coordination of staff, volunteers and the day to day operations of Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand, providing support to the Executive Group and developing the business consistent with the OWNZ Strategic Plan and policies approved by the Board.
Job Description: CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Please provide your CV and covering letter, which should include a personal statement of how you envisage your skills benefitting Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand to Emma Pilkington at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the successful applicant will be subject to a police vetting check.
Applications close 4.00pm on Friday 4th May 2018. Interviews will be held in late May/early June.
Supplement advice from Drug-Free Sport New Zealand
Staying aware of whether you are unknowingly taking banned substances includes knowing what’s in your supplements.
Drug Free Sport will no longer be advising athletes of a risk rating (low, medium, high) of a supplement but instead has increased the amount of information on their website to better enable you to make your own informed decisions.
Previously you have been able to contact them with the name of the supplement you are considering taking and they have been able to give you a risk rating. This will no longer be possible so the key messages are:
1/ no supplement is 100% safe. Batch tested supplements do not provide a guarantee against testing positive.
2/ supplements can be cross-contaminated by other substances – either in error during manufacturing or deliberately by the company to ensure users get results
3/ supplements can have inaccurate labeling
From an anti-doping perspective, all supplements carry an inherent risk for all athletes. The DFSNZ E-Learning tool is a good place to further educate yourself!
to view more information about Anti-Doping and Weightlifting!
Megan’s road to Gold Coast has come to an end…
The NZOC have confirmed that only 12 athletes will be competing in Weightlifting for New Zealand at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Unfortunately, Megan Signal was unable to meet her conditional selection criteria due to her recovery from knee reconstruction.
Olympic Weightlifting NZ is extremely proud of Megan and her determination throughout this process. She is an extremely talented athlete and demonstrated tremendous courage on her journey back from such a major injury. We believe wholeheartedly that Megan will make a significant impact on the international stage and we look forward to welcoming her into our next New Zealand Team!
Host & date announcement – 2018 North Island Championships
Hosting Club: Bay of Plenty Barbell Club
Event Location: Mount CrossFit, 109 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui
Competition Dates: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July
Qualification Period: 01/01/2017 – 24/06/2018
Criteria: Must be a 2018 Financial member of OWNZ and compete in one club competition between the qualification period.
Entry information will be released in May with entries closing on the 26th of June!