Notices and News

Hi Athletes, Coaches & Club Managers,

Please find attached information regarding the athlete applications for the Youth & Junior Oceania Championships held in July 2015.

Please pass this along to Coaches/Clubs that may have athletes close to the qualification standard.

Athletes who would like to be considered for selection for this competition must complete the form and return to info@olympicweightlifting.nz by the 9th April 2015.

Please read ALL of the documents carefully and return the (signed) ATHLETE APPLICATION form to the above email address.

Due to the limited time we have at accepting athlete application forms, please do not hesitate at contacting me if you have any questions.
Regards,
Emma Pilkington

Administration Officer
Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand
Mobile: 027 303 9434
Email: info@olympicweightlifting.nz

 

 

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FEBRUARY 2015

OWNZ Appoints a Part-Time Administrator

Dear OWNZ Members, Officials, Coaches, Clubs and Supporters,

I would like to introduce myself formally as I take on this position.

My involvement with Olympic Weightlifting started in 2013 when I began competing in Club Competitions in the Wellington Region. I am still competing but have now relocated to the Auckland Region.

In 2014 my volunteer involvement within the sport increased when I managed and coordinate the 2014 North Island Championships in Wellington. From then on I knew that I wanted to become more involved to help grow, develop and promote the sport.

One of my key responsibilities in this new role is to be the contact between Members, Coaches, Officials, Clubs and the OWNZ Executive Committee. My contact information is below and I ask that ALL enquiries come through here rather than contacting the board members individually.

We expect the growth of our sport to rise dramatically over the next few years as the quality and support from OWNZ directly to Members, Coaches, Officials and Clubs increases.

To send us in the right direction we have created an online survey for anyone associated with OWNZ to fill out. It is called the 2015 OWNZ Feedback and Future Planning Survey and It wont take you long to complete. The link is below in the newsletter.

I am looking forward to working with every level of the sport from grass-roots through to our Clubs around NZ, through to our High Performance athletes.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, comments or concerns.

Kind Regards,

Emma Pilkington

Email: info@olympicweightlifting.nz

Mobile: 027 303 9434

2015 OWNZ Feedback and Future Planning Survey
Complete the survey through the following link HERE.
Major Events for 2015!

Host Clubs and OWNZ will announce when more details are released for each event

North Island Championships
  • Functional Strength Olympic, Auckland
  • Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May
South Island Championships 
  • Uncut Olympic, Dunedin
  • Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May
National Championships 
  • 41 Degrees/DHBC/WWA collaboration, Wellington
  • Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October
  • Friday 2nd October – OWNZ AGM
Masters Championship
  • Queenstown
  • Saturday 25th October
Check out the full 2015 OWNZ Calendar of Events HERE!
Round 1 – February
Attention to all Clubs/Team Managers:

Please send a copy of your Feb results through to:

info@olympicweightlifting.nz

Format of results need to be an excel version produced from the scoreboard software

Each month the results will be posted on the Facebook Page 

Remember that results only count if the individual is registered with OWNZ before they compete!

National Secondary Schools Weightlifting League
  • Postal Competition for 7 Rounds from March – November 2015
  • Any school student to perform 3 attempts at the Snatch and C&J
  • Performed at a training facility under the guidance of coaches/sports coordinators
  • Students DO NOT have to be OWNZ affiliated. This is for ALL school students nationwide!
For more information please contact: dblincoe@onetreehillcollege.school.nz 

Still not registered with OWNZ?

Follow this link to become an affiliated member!
See you on the platform!

Position Vacant

Part Time Administrator

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand is seeking a part time administrator.
This is a great opportunity to jump into something you are passionate about and make it your own!!

Key responsibilities:

Create strong links between Schools, Clubs and Coaches to grow and promote the Sport

The key contact between Clubs and OWNZ Executive Committee

Competition Management of National events, NZ Nationals, North and Sound Islands, Schools Nationals. Entire, Start lists, Officials Roster, Support hosting Clubs, Raise the awareness the region of the Competition.

Support the High Performance Manager

Support the OWNZ Executive Committee as required to assest with growth in the Sport.

Develop links with media to raise the profile of the sport

Data base and statistics management. News letters.

Seek funding via applications and sponsors as guided by OWNZ Executive Committee

Key requirements:

Passion/Knowledge of Weightlifting is desirable, but not mandatory

Desire to promote and foster the development of Weightlifting in NZ

Communicates honestly and is approachable

Organised, Focused and attention for detail

Positive, Enthusiastic and self motivated

Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer

Ability to lead and manage volunteer networks

 

20 hours per week with the opportunity to increase. Initial 6 month contract.

 

Expressions of interest should be received by 30 January 2015 via email, along with a current CV to: info@olympicweightlifting.nz

 

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JANUARY 2015

HAVEN’T SEEN THE NEW WEBSITE YET? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??

www.olympicweightlifting.nz

2015 Registrations

Membership registrations are now open for Individuals and Clubs, check out the new easy sign up feature on the website. You are able to pay by Credit Card or Paypal account then fill out a simple online form. Just follow the links below. Make sure you are registered before your first competition for your result to be recognised.

Competition Hosting Workshop and Reff Exam

Saturday 31 January 2015 (same date for all locations)

VENUES:

Auckland - Functional Strength HQ – 10am. Contact, Pip Patterson

Wellington - Dark horse Barbell Club – 11am. Contact, Emma Pilkington

Dunedin/Southland - CrossFit Uncut Duneden – 12pm. Contact, Jules Dempsey

Hawke’s Bay – CrossFit 879. Flaxmere Community Centre – 10.30am. Contact, Henry Heke, run by Garry Marshall

OWNZ invites anyone who is interested in learning more about Competition Hosting to come along to this FREE workshop hosted around NZ following the workshop the OWNZ Referee’s exam will be held.

You can do just the Workshop or just the Exam.

Free to all OWNZ 2015 Registered Members.

To sign up please follow this link and fill out all details: SIGN UP HERE

Make sure you select the correct region you would like to attend.

2015 Competitions

Click below to see the latest Competition Calender

Drug Free Sport NZ

2015 World Anti-Doping code changes take effect from January 1, 2015.

Clubs, Coaches and Athletes please click on the logo above to make yourself aware of these changes.

OWNZ Club Champions LeagueOWNZ invite all Clubs to participate in the OWNZ Club Champions League

This runs from Feb – June, 2015

You need at least 3 Men and 3 Women to compete each month to be in the running for some great prizes.

For more information check out the

Facebook Page

Position Vacant

Part Time Administrator

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand is seeking a part time administrator.

This is a great opportunity to jump into something you are passionate about and make it your own!!

Key responsibilities:

Create strong links between Schools, Clubs and Coaches to grow and promote the Sport

The key contact between Clubs and OWNZ Executive Committee

Competition Management of National events, NZ Nationals, North and Sound Islands, Schools Nationals. Entire, Start lists, Officials Roster, Support hosting Clubs, Raise the awareness the region of the Competition.

Support the High Performance Manager

Support the OWNZ Executive Committee as required to assest with growth in the Sport.

Develop links with media to raise the profile of the sport

Data base and statistics management. News letters.

Seek funding via applications and sponsors as guided by OWNZ Executive Committee

Key requirements:

Passion/Knowledge of Weightlifting is desirable, but not mandatory

Desire to promote and foster the development of Weightlifting in NZ

Communicates honestly and is approachable

Organised, Focused and attention for detail

Positive, Enthusiastic and self motivated

Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer

Ability to lead and manage volunteer networks

20 hours per week with the opportunity to increase. Initial 6 month contract.

Expressions of interest should be received by 30 January 2015 via email, along with a current CV to: info@olympicweightlifting.nz

Individual Membership

There are THREE levels of membership available to OWNZ members.

1. Competition Membership

2. Secondary School Membership

3. Other Membership

STEP 1.  You MUST Pay your membership Fees

STEP 2. You MUST fill in the Registration Form and submit.

 

We look forward to an exciting 2015, see you on the platform

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face longer bans from all sport.

Changes have been made to New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules to reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

The chief executive of Drug Free Sport New Zealand, Graeme Steel, welcomes the changes which will help to better protect clean athletes.

“These new rules are powerful and far-reaching and will ensure that those who set out to cheat are removed from participating in sport for longer periods.

“New Zealand has proud tradition of clean sport and Drug Free Sport NZ works hard to ensure that tradition is maintained and continued.  We believe these new rules are a significant step forward in the fight against doping in sport,” Mr Steel says.

Key changes introduced as a result of the new World Anti-Doping Code include:

  • longer bans of up to four years for a first offence for those who dope intentionally
  • penalties for athletes who associate with anyone who has previously committed a doping offence
  • sanctions for those who help to cover-up doping
  • an extension of the anti-doping rules to cover athlete support personnel.

“The introduction of longer bans sends a clear message to athletes that intentional doping will not be tolerated.  Bans of this length could effectively end an athlete’s sporting career so they take a huge risk if they choose to dope,” Mr Steel says.

He adds that those who support athletes will also need to be aware of the rule changes because they are now bound more clearly by the anti-doping rules and can face penalties if they break the rules.

“It’s vital that everyone involved in sport is committed to being drug free and this includes those supporting athletes like coaches, trainers, physiotherapists etc.  There’s no level playing field if we don’t have everyone on board and following the rules,” Mr Steel says.

Other changes that have been introduced include a greater focus on investigations and intelligence to identify doping and target testing.

“In the future, the fight against doping will increasingly be about intelligence gathering, investigation and targeted testing.  This intelligence-led approach will make it easier to catch the real cheats and protect all those competing cleanly and fairly,” Mr Steel says.

New Zealand athletes who are in Drug Free Sport New Zealand’s regular testing pool have been informed about the new rule changes.

Click here for more information on the new rules.

Our awesome sports medical and nutritional sponsors EBOS have set you (our member/club) up with an awesome deal (WHOLESALE PRICES!!!) on all their products!
Every purchase you make puts money back into our sport!

So if you didn’t get the info about our deal at the National champs, then click the link below to find out more!

http://www.sportsground.co.nz/ownz/57909/5

Since the discussion in the AGM the OWNZ bylaws have been updated, the major inclusion being section 13 on Active club affiliation requirements. I encourage all club leaders to read this new section as the new by-laws may have an effect on your club.By laws: Click Here
The latest EG minutes are also available.
Click Here

Here are the results the 6th and final round of the interschool competition this year. A big thanks to Daryl Blincoe for coordinating this years interschool competition.

Click Here