Notices and News

2015 December Executive Group Meeting – Date Changed

The OWNZ Executive Group meeting for December was set for Wednesday 9th however this has now been merged into our Strategic Planning meeting.

The OWNZ Executive Group members along with the General Manager and Treasurer will be meeting in person in Auckland to discuss and finalise the 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan on Wednesday 16th December, while we are here we will hold our December EG meeting. 

If you have anything you would like the EG to discuss in this meeting then please contact our General Manger at info@olympicweightlifting.nz

Please note that Club Managers can submit 2016 Club Competition dates to be sanctioned at this meeting on Wednesday 16th. 

The 2015 OWNZ Annual General Meeting

 

When: Friday 2nd October

Where: Wellington High School Sports Hall

Address: 249 Taranaki Street, Mount Cook, Wellington

Time: 7.00pm

 

All are welcome to attend. 

Please click HERE for the AGM Agenda

Enquiries are to be sent to our EO, Garry Marshall at ownzsecretary@gmail.com

OWNZ is excited to announce the advancement of Emma Pilkington moving into our General Managers position.

This is a further milestone for OWNZ as this will be the first full time employee our Association has ever had. 

OWNZ has secured funding from the New Zealand Community Trust and the Infinity Foundation, along with our own contribution, to finance our Administration Officer into a General Managers position for the next 12 months. 

OWNZ and the Executive Group are looking forward to continuing their work with Emma to administer, promote and develop the sport of weightlifting within New Zealand.

You may continue to contact Emma with any enquiries on info@olympicweightlifting.nz

 

Kind regards,

The OWNZ Team

 

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JUNE 2015

Hi OWNZ Members,

We are half way through the year and how exciting it has been for Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand so far!

Signing our Silver Sponsor Industrial Athletic, our Club Champs League hitting record participation numbers and recently the successful North & South Island Champs went down. OWNZ can’t wait to see the next six months unfold!

Make sure you keep reading as we have important updates regarding the OWNZ National Championships in Wellington, re-caps of the North & South Island Champs, the announcement of our Youth Commonwealth Games Team and much much more!!

Train hard and we will see you on the platform.

The OWNZ Team

Congratulations to the latest National Record Breakers!

  • Kelsea Elkington (Wellington Weightlifting Association)
  • Paule Poulin (41 Degrees Weightlifting)
  • Genaya Nahu (Otara Barbell Club)
  • Nicolette Crews (Otara barbell Club)
  • Charlotte Moss (Northsport Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Megan Signal (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • Odette Smith (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • Sachiko Kawakami (Bay of Plenty Barbell Club)
  • Kanah Andrews-Nahu (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • Annabelle Hohepa (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • Barry Lee
  • Benet Kumeroa (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • Joachim Stefano (Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting Club)
  • David Liti (Netfit Training Room Olympic Weightlifting)
Final NZ Team heading to the Pacific Games/Oceania Champs!!
Congratulations to the lifters who have earned the opportunity to represent New Zealand at the Pacific Games/Oceanias Weightlifting Championships in Port Moresby, PNG in July 2015

To see when your favourite lifter is competing check out the Sports Schedule HERE

For more information on the 2015 Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Championships click HERE

For more information on the Pacific Games 2015 click HERE

Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games 2015

Congratulations to the following 5 athletes and 3 coaches selected and attending the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa in September.

  • Vernon Taylor
  • Kaeley Elkington
  • Kanah Andrews-Nahu
  • Albert Anderson
  • Paige Lawgun
  • Caleb Symon (Head Coach)
  • Fiona Norton (Manager/Coach)
  • Jacob Lawgun (Coach)
OWNZ is proud to have such talented youth lifters coming through the ranks and representing New Zealand at international events.

North Island Champs ReCap!

Hosted by Functional Strength Olympic

Female Champions
  • 53kg Charlotte Moss (Northsport Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 58kg Jodie Mason (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • 63kg Megan Signal (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • 69kg Tania Pahulu (Otara Barbell Club)
  • 75kg Kelsie Chapman (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • 75kg+Tracey Lambrechs (Northsport Olympic Weightlifting)
Male Champions
  • 56kg Issac Lawgun (Northland Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 62kg Kieran Hempsey (North Sport Olympic Weightlifting Club)
  • 69kg Anthony Taylor (Netfit Training Room Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 77kg An-ti Hsu (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • 85kg Albert Delorina (Netfit Training Room Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 94kg Caleb Symon (Gillies Auckland Central Weightlifting)
  • 105kg Rory Taylor (Northland Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 105kg+ David Liti (Netfit Training Room Olympic Weightlifting)
 Powered by Industrial Athletic!
South Island Champs ReCap!
Female Champions
  • 53kg Claire Thomas (Southland Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 58kg Sheena Philips (Southland Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 63kg Monique Joy Williams (Nelson Weightlifting Club)
  • 69kg Amanda Gould (Otago Amateur Weightlifting Association)
  • 75kg Abbie Cederman (Nelson Weightlifting Club)
  • 75kg+ Savannah Corbett (Otago Amateur Weightlifting Association)
Male Champions
  • 62kg Raymund Siew (Otago Amateur Weightlifting Association)
  • 69kg Jiro Ishida (Otago Amateur Weightlifting Association)
  • 77kg Ethan Hawken (Southland Olympic Weightlifting)
  • 85kg Cameron Smith (Christchurch City Weightlifting)
  • 94kg Douglas Sekone-Fraser (Christchurch City Weightlifting)
  • 105kg Jason Hylkema (Nelson Weightlifting Club)
  • 105kg+ Sam Kemp (Christchurch City Weightlifting)
Powered by Industrial Athletic!
The 2015 OWNZ National Championships Update

Date: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October 2015

Venue: Wellington High School Sports Hall, Taranaki Street, Mount Cook

Qualification Period:

1st January 2015 – Sunday 30th August 2015.

Qualifying total must be made within these dates at an OWNZ sanctioned event

The OWNZ Qualifying totals can be found through this link HERE

Entries Open:

On Friday 7th August 2015 the online entry form will be released

Entries Close: 

Friday 4th September 2015 at 12pm

Please be aware Coaches & Athletes:

Depending on number of entries, Nationals quite possibly will be held over three days from Friday 2nd October – Sunday 4th October.

Please be available for these days if competing.

Session times will not be finalised until after close of entries.

Verification of entries will either be Thursday night or Friday depending on when the first session starts.

OWNZ AGM:

This will be held on Friday the 2nd at 7.00pm. All encouraged to attend. More details released soon.

Prize Giving:

This will be held on Sunday the 4th post event. All encouraged to attend. More details released soon.

Flights + Accommodation: 

We advise that you book your fights and accommodation ASAP as prices are high due to the World of Wearable Arts (WOW) show being held in Wellington that week.

Sponsors: The National Championships are proudly powered by Industrial Athletic

Enquiries:

Please contact info@olympicweightlifting.nz

Thank you to our Wellington Clubs for hosting the 76th Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand National Championships!
2015 Oceania Masters Weightlifting Championships 

OWNZ would like to congratulate the following two lifters who made NZ proud competing over in Melbourne, Australia in the 2015 Oceania Masters Weightlifting Championships last weekend!

  • Neroli King 1st Place Womens U69kg 50-54 age group (CrossFit Powerstation Barbell Club)
  • Tevita Ngatu 1st Place Mens 105+kg 40-44 age group (Gillies Auckland Central Weightlifting)

OWNZ Talent Identification Program

The “TI” program has been established to create a pathway to present the sport of Olympic Weightlifting to Schools and its students.

To be in the chance to win a ZKC Weight set then your Club needs to contact their local school and present the program to its students.

 OWNZ has one ZKC weight set is available for the South Island Club and one for the North Island Club that gets the most students through the Program and on record.

Clubs Managers have been sent the program information. For more information or any questions please contact info@olympicweightlifting.nz

The 2015 ZKC Email International Club Tournament Results 

Congratulations to the following lifters and team that placed in the tournament:

  • Ruth Anderson-Horrell placed 3rd in the U69kg Womens Category
  • Tracey Lambrechs placed 2nd in the 75kg+ Womens Category
  • Functional Strength Womens Team placed 3rd in the Team Category

For all results please click this link HERE

 

OWNZ MONTHLY RESULTS

Each month we will post results to our Monthly Results Page on our Website

You will be able to see the following results:

  • The 2015 Club Champs League
  • The Secondary Schools League
  • North & South Island Champs
  • Masters Rankings
  • Sinclair Rankings
  • Open Rankings HERE
Good luck to all lifters taking the platform in the next round of Competitions!

The EBOS Monthly Sports Prize Pack Competition

JUNE 2015

The Club that gets the most NEW lifters onto the platform in a June competition wins the EBOS Sports Prize Pack filled with amazing goodies from the wide range that EBOS supplies

The competition must be an OWNZ sanctioned event

  • Lifters must be OWNZ registered
  • Lifters only count if they have never competed before in an OWNZ sanctioned event (this includes past years as well)

Clubs, round up your new lifters, get them registered and you will then be in to win the EBOS Sports Prize Pack!Check out more information on how to access the EBOS range HERE and their Facebook Page HERE

See you on the platform!


Attached are the results from the 2015 ZKC Email International Club Tournament

Our Executive Officer, Garry Marshall sent in all Club results within the month of May to be included in this online competition.

There was a record of 815 entries from 110 clubs.

OWNZ would like to congratulate the following lifters & team for placing in the tournament:

  • Ruth Anderson-Horrell placed 3rd in the U69kg Womens Category
  • Tracey Lambrechs placed 2nd in the 75kg+ Womens Category
  • Functional Strength Womens Team placed 3rd in the Team Category

OWNZ would also like to congratulate the top 10 place-getters:

  •  4th place
    Megan Signal  63kg women  FSO
  • 6th place
    Anthony Taylor 69kg men,  NFTR
    Abbie Cederman 75kg women NELSON
    Vivale Gafa  75+kg women  PAPATOETOE
  •  7th place
    Caleb Symon 94kg men  GAC
    David Liti   105+ men  NFTR
    Jodie Mason 58kg women  FSO
  • 8th place
    An-Ti Hsu 77kg men  FSO
    Douglas Sekone-Fraser 94kg men  CCW
    Rory Taylor 105kg men  NLOW
    Sheena Phillips 58kg women  SOW
  • 9th place
    Jade Younger 58kg women  NLOW
    Amanda Gould 63kg women  OAWLA
  • 10th place
    Richard Jones 105kg men  FSO
    Aisake Tuitupou 105+kg men  PAPATOETOE
    Charlotte Moss 53kg women  NOW
    Olga Semenko 58kg women  FSO
    Emma Pilkington 69kg women  FSO
    Kelsie Chapman 75kg women  FSO
    Annabelle Hohepa 75+kg women  FSO

For full results please click the following links:

Summary information of the ZKC Tournament HERE

Mens & Womens Individual Results HERE

Mens & Womens Teams Results HERE

 

 

MAY 2015
OWNZ welcomes Industrial Athletic

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand is pleased to announce its latest sponsor partnership with Industrial Athletic. IA is now the preferred supplier of strength & conditioning equipment for OWNZ!

Industrial Athletic are 100% New Zealand owned and operated by Rob and Amber Holah. They have a long history of supporting individual athletes, clubs and competitions around NZ. IA have built their reputation on supplying quality gym equipment as well as providing genuine customer support since 2010.

So what does this mean for you?

  • IA providing financial support for OWNZ to invest back into our Major Events and our NZ Team
  • Select purchases from an OWNZ affiliated club will return a 5% rebate back to OWNZ
  • Registered OWNZ clubs and club members will receive discounts and special deals on select purchases when purchasing through their OWNZ clubs account
  • Free IA/OWNZ banners will be sent out to all OWNZ affiliated clubs

OWNZ would like to encourage all of our clubs and members to support this new sponsorship with Industrial Athletic by clicking through to their website and checking out just what they have on offer.

www.industrialathletic.com

Industrial Athletic will be in touch with all OWNZ affiliated clubs soon to set up their very own online ordering account and discount code. Members from those clubs will then have access to the great deals and discounts provided. 

More exciting offers and details to follow…Oh and remember to check them out of Facebook!

Congratulations to the latest National Record Breakers!

  • Anton De Croos (Southland Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Vernon Taylor (Gillies Ave Weightlifting Gym)
  • Benet Kumeroa (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • Kelsea Elkington (Wellington Weightlifting Association)
  • Kanah Andrews-Nahu (Functional Strength Olympic)
  • Nicole Kumerich (Northsport Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Lyn Mayes (Functional Strength Olympic)
NZ Team Selected for the Pacific Games/Oceania Champs!!
Congratulations to the following lifters who have been selected for the NZ Team heading to the Pacific Games/Oceania Championships in Port Moresby, PNG in July 2015

Please see the Team Selected through this link HERE

For more information on the 2015 Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Championships click HERE

For more information on the Pacific Games 2015 click HERE

 

OWNZ MONTHLY RESULTS

Each month we will post results to our Monthly Results Page on our Website

You will be able to see the following results:

  • The 2015 Club Champs League
  • The Secondary Schools League
  • Masters Rankings
  • Sinclair Rankings
  • Open Rankings HERE
Good luck to all lifters taking the platform in the next round of Competitions!

The EBOS Monthly Sports Prize Pack Competition

JUNE 2015

The Club that gets the most NEW lifters onto the platform in a June competition wins the EBOS Sports Prize Pack filled with amazing goodies from the wide range that EBOS supplies

  • The competition must be an OWNZ sanctioned event
  • Lifters must be OWNZ registered
  • Lifters only count if they have never competed before in an OWNZ sanctioned event (this includes past years as well)
Clubs round up your new lifters, get them registered and you will then be in to win the EBOS Sports Prize Pack!

Check out more information on how to access the EBOS range HERE and their Facebook Page HERE

Upcoming Championship Events!
Details on session times and start lists have been released – please see the events FB page for more information
North Islands
  • Functional Strength Olympic, Auckland
  • Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May
  • Facebook Link HERE
South Islands
  • Uncut Olympic, Dunedin
  • Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May
  • Facebook Link HERE
Check out the full 2015 OWNZ Calendar of Events HERE!
The 2015 ZKC Email International Club Tournament

Please click HERE for more information regarding this event

All results sent to Garry Marshall during the month of May will be included. Winning male & female teams will receive 2 sets of ZKC bars and weights!

OWNZ will notify Clubs when the results are available.

OWNZ Talent Identification Program
The “TI” program has been established to create a pathway to present the sport of Olympic Weightlifting to Schools.This program provides exposure for the sport to students who may otherwise never have thought of Olympic Weightlifting as a potential sport to participate in.

It’s a starting point to link Clubs and Schools and/or fosters current Club-School relationships.

OWNZ wants to build incentives for Clubs to create a link with local Secondary Schools, so we have designed the “TI” Program to increase the exposure of our sport to school aged kids.

There are also two ZKC Weight sets up for grabs! One for the South Island Club and one for the North Island Club that gets the most students through the Program and on record. 

Club Managers please stay tuned for more information on our Talent ID Program being sent out to you shortly!

Photos: Kade & Leannie Browne of Waiuku College competing at Netfits U12 & U15 y/o competition

See you on the platform!

Final Team Selection for the 2015 Oceania Champs & the Pacific Games 

 

Congratulations to the following athletes that have been selected for the New Zealand Team heading to the 2015 Oceania Championships and the Pacific Games.

 

This event is being held in Port Moresby, PNG in July this year. 

 

OWNZ’s High Performance Manager, John Moss, will be in touch with you all next week with more information. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR FINAL TEAM SELECTION

 

Kind Regards, 

Emma Pilkington 
Administration Officer
Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand
027 303 9434
info@olympicweightlifting.nz

 


APRIL 2015

Congratulations to the latest National Record Breakers!

Ianne Guinares

Anton De Croos

Vernon Taylor

Paige Lawgun

Nicolette Crews

Charlotte Moss

Kaeley Elkington

Odette Smith

Kanah Andrews-Nahu

Mihi Nemani

Florence Alesana

Neroli King

 

Well done to Vernon Taylor!!
  • Vernon Taylor from Gilles Ave Weightlifting Gym in Auckland along with his Coach Caleb Symon, have travelled over to Lima, Peru to compete in the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships
  • Vernon competed in the U94kg Mens Class this morning completing a respectable 257kg total. This is a 2kg PB total for Vernon. He Snatched 116kg and Clean & Jerked 141kg.
  • A huge congrats from the New Zealand Weightlifting Community. Vernon should be proud of his achievements and NZ can’t wait to see what the future holds for him!
  • For more information see the IWF Website link HERE

Upcoming NZ Team Selection Announcement

The teams for the following competitions will be selected and announced at the end of April 2015
  • The Oceania Champs/Pacific Games in Port Morseby, PNG (July)
  • The Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa (September)

OWNZ Club Champs League

Round 2 (March) RESULTS

Please follow this link to the Facebook page for the results

 

Good luck to all lifters taking the platform in Round 3 – April!
Upcoming Events for 2015!
North Island Championships
  • Functional Strength Olympic, Auckland
  • Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May
  • Event Details & ENTRY FORM link CLICK HERE
  • Entries CLOSE 8th May
South Island Championships 
  • Uncut Olympic, Dunedin
  • Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May
  • Event Details & ENTRY FORM link CLICK HERE
  • Entries CLOSE 8th May
Check out the full 2015 OWNZ Calendar of Events HERE!

The 2015 Auckland Weightlifting Championships

Congratulations to all of the lifters that competed in the Auckland Championships over Easter Weekend!

Also a big thank you from OWA to all volunteers, officials and helpers that made the event a huge success.

Please check out the OWA Facebook Page for all of the results and more pictures.

The 2015 ZKC Email International Club Tournament



Please click HERE for more information regarding this event



OWNZ will send through the May results on behalf of our OWNZ affiliated Clubs.

EBOS are proud to be the sports medical and nutritional business partners of OWNZ.

As part of their support EBOS are offering OWNZ members access to all their products at wholesale prices! By purchasing through EBOS you put money straight back into our sport through a 10% rebate EBOS will grant to OWNZ.

For more information CLICK HERE!

See you on the platform!

Dear OWNZ Members,

 

The 2015 Oceania Weightlifting Federation Masters Championships event will be held in the Eleiko Victorian Weightlifting Stadium, 34 Linda Crescent, Hawthorn, Melbourne , Victoria from Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th, 2015.

 

New Zealand Masters Lifters Entry Information

Please send an email notifying our Executive Officer, Garry Marshall, that you are interested in competing in this event ASAP (before Monday 27th April).

 

Garry’s email is: garrychris@xtra.co.nz

Please include in the email your Full Name, Date of Birth, Weight Category, Age Division, and your best Total.

 

The Masters Age Divisions are as follows:

 35-39/40-44/45-49/50-54/55-59/60-64/65-69/70-74/75-79/ 80+ YRS

 

Garry will collate our NZ Entries and see that all entries are sent through by the due date of Monday 27th April 2015.

 

Any questions or queries then please send them through to Garry Marshall.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Emma Pilkington
Administration Officer

0273039434
info@olympicweightlifting.nz