Club/Member Toolkit

The latest Member & Club Resources provided by OWNZ – click to expand

Level One Coaching Course Information

Who is the course for?

  • Sports coaches
  • Personal Trainers
  • CrossFit Enthusiasts
  • Teachers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Human movement and science students
  • Strength & conditioning specialists
  • Athletes interested in power development
  • People interested in Weightlifting Techniques

Course Content:

  • Basic weightlifting techniques
  • Coaching methodology
  • Programming principles
  • Principles of power development
  • Progressive resistance principles
  • Exercises to develop technique & power
  • Warm up & stretching techniques
  • Progressive development of technique
  • Safety principles
  • Competition lifts

Participants Receive:

  • Access to all sessions
  • Hands on assessment & Feedback
  • Access to specialised equipment
  • Downloadable Coaching manual
  • Coach Education Program T-Shirt
  • NZAC accreditation on completion of all assessment tasks

Learning Outcomes:

  • Teach and correct basic power training and weightlifting skills
  • Plan, organise & conduct safe, enjoyable & progressive training
  • Write training programs that incorporate skill learning, fitness & tactical development relevant to the level of athlete
  • Monitor & review power training activities of athletes & provide appropriate feedback
  • Ensure your athlete has a well-planned beginner level competition experience

Presenter: Simon Kent
Olympic Weightlifting NZ Board member, High Performance Director & National Coach

A former professional strength & conditioning specialist across a number of codes with 15 years experience of working with High Performance athletes.

Simon is Olympic Weightlifting NZ’s High Performance Director, he is also the Head Coach of the Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting Club & was on the Coaching Team that assisted the NZ Weightlifting Team to great success at the recent 2017 Commonwealth/Oceania Championships in the Gold Cost of Australia.

Simon is a presenter for all three levels of the AWF’s Coach Education Programme. Simon works for Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation as a Coach & Talent Development Advisor.

AWF Coaching Course Links

Club Sport Power Coach Information: CLICK HERE

Club Sport Power Coach Level 1 Brochure: CLICK HERE

To view/register for an available course: CLICK HERE


International Newsletters

Link to all IWF Magazines: click here

Oceania Weightlifting Federation Newsletters: CLICK HERE

2019 Newsletters

January: Click here

February: Members: Click here 
Masters: Click here
Club Managers & Coaches: Click here

March: Members: Click here
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April: Members: Click here
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May: Members: Click here
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June: Members: Click here
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July: Members: Click here
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August: Members: Click here
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2018 Newsletters

January: Click here

February: Click here

March: Click here

April GC Commonwealth Games Newsletter: Click here

May: Click here

June: Click here

July: Click here

August: Click here

September: Click here

October: Click here

November: Click here

December: Click here

2017 Newsletters

January: N/A

February: Click here

March: Click here

April: Click here

May: Click here

June: Click here

July: Click here

August: Click here

September: Click here

October: Click here

November: Click here

December: Click here

2016 Newsletters

January: Click here

February: Click here

March: Click here

April: Click here

May: Click here

June: Click here

July: Click here

August: Click here

September: Click here

October: Click here

November: Click here

December: Click here

2015 Newsletters

January: Click here

February: Click here

March: Click here

April: Click here

May: Click here

June: Click here

July: Click here

August: Click here

September: Click here

October: Click here

November: Click here

December: Click here

Club Resources

Becoming an Affiliated Club

New Club Affiliation Form: CLICK HERE

New Club Information Booklet: Click here

2109 Club Competition Hosting Requirements

Hosting Requirements – Club Competitions: Click here (updated 30th January 2019)

To have your club competitions sanctioned by OWNZ please email dates to

2019 Championship Hosting Requirements 

Hosting Requirements – Record Breaking/ International Qualifying/ Championship: Click here (updated 11th September 2019)

To have your sanctioned Club comp changed to a Championship event please email OWNZ

To submit a proposal to OWNZ to hold a Championship event:Click here

National Record Attempt Information

National Record Application Form

Please download the form HERE

Once the form has been completed please send through to

The records will then be put forward to the OWNZ Executive Committee to be ratified and stated in the next months meeting minutes.

For the National Records Criteria: Click here

Officials Pathway & Resources

Officials Development Pathway

The Technical Officials’ pathway is currently being updated.

How to host the IWF/OWNZ Referee Exam 

For more details on how to host this exam click HERE

How to host an OWNZ Officials Workshop & Video Exam

Click here to download application form.

IWF Technical Officials/Referee Examination Links

IWF 2018 Examination Questions: CLICK HERE

IWF 2018 Examination Answers: CLICK HERE

IWF Technical & Competition Rules & Regulations

2019 Rulebook: CLICK HERE

Health & Safety Resources

Health & Safety Reform – Sport NZ

Sport NZ has new information for sports volunteers about activities covered by the new regulations (see below).

The Government is looking to change New Zealand’s health and safety culture. A new Health and Safety at Work Act will come into force in 2015 (currently scheduled for 1 April). The aim is to substantially reduce sport-related harm in New Zealand.

The imminent Health and Safety at Work Act will have consequences for all forms of organisation. Sports Organisations should acquire an early understanding of the implications for them. The expectation is that sports will be proactive in ensuring their obligations are met and these obligations cannot be delegated away. Although not quite in its final form much is already known about the shape of the Bill. An early sector advisory has just been released.

Sport NZ Health & Safety Reform DocumentCLICK TO VIEW

Health & Safety Policy & Procedures Template

Clubs are encouraged to adopt & implement their own Policy for 2017CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Health & Safety Club Toolkit

OWNZ Risk Assessment & Management (RAMs) Form TemplateCLICK TO DOWNLOAD

The following documents have been provided by Sport NZ:

Health & Safety Coordinator Job Description CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Sample hazard RegisterCLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Accident Investigation FormCLICK TO DOWNLOAD

First Aid Register FormCLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Safe Sport for Children

Olympic Weightlifting NZ and Sport NZ are fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. We recognize the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse, and exploitation while participating in our activities.

Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.

For the purposes of this policy and associated procedures, a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years.

This policy is based on the following principles:

  • The welfare of children is the primary concern.
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from all forms of harm and abuse.
  • Child protection is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Children have the right to express views on all matters which affect them, should they wish to do so.

Our organization will work in partnership together with children and parents/carers to promote the welfare, health and development of children.

Sport NZ Safe Sport for Children DocumentCLICK TO VIEW

Sport Safe (Free Online Course)

This is a FREE Online Learning Tool provided by Sport NZ to give an introduction to health and safety for all paid and volunteer workers. 

This course is for all paid and volunteer workers in the sport and recreation sector.  Everyone who works in the sector needs to help keep participants and the public safe.  This course takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete depending on your prior knowledge and experience.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • identify who is responsible for what when it comes to health and safety
  • identify what your rights are as a paid or volunteer worker
  • describe some of the systems and processes that are used to keep everyone safe and having fun
  • identify and manage hazards

Please note: If you would like to get credits for Unit Standard 497 – Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements, please enrol in Sport Safe (with credits).

Click Here to Complete

First Aid Courses

OWNZ highly encourages each Club to have at least one club members with an up to date First Aid Course.
Clubs should look into hosting a First Aid Course and encouraging as many Club Members to attend as possible.

St Johns First Aid Course Information – CLICK HERE

NZ Red Cross First Aid Course Information – CLICK HERE

Other Resources

Work Safe New Zealand CLICK HERE

NZ Civil DefenceCLICK HERE

International Weightlifting Resources

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)


2017 Constitution & By-LawsCLICK HERE

2019 Technical & Competition Rules & RegulationsCLICK HERE

Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF)


Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation (CWF)


Sinclair Calculator

Sinclair Coefficients: Click Here