Club/Member Toolkit

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

2017 AGM Information & Links

2017 Annual General Meeting Information & Links

Important Dates

  • EG Position Nominations Open – Friday 21st July
  • EG Position Nominations Close – Sunday 20th August (5.00pm)
  • Election Voting Opens (if applicable) – Friday 1st September
  • Constitution Amendment Proposals Due – Friday 1st September
  • Election Voting Closes – Friday 22nd September (5.00pm)
  • Annual General Meeting & Position Announcements – Friday 6th October, Dunedin


  • Newsletter #ONE: Call for Executive Position Nominations – CLICK HERE

EG Nominations 

There are currently two vacant positions on the Executive Group of OWNZ. Please read Newsletter Number One above for more information.

  1. Vice President
  2. North Island Delegate

- Nomination Form – CLICK HERE

- Proposal Template – CLICK HERE

National Selector Position Vacant

- Position Description CLICK HERE

- Application Form – CLICK HERE


International Newsletters

Link to all IWF Magazines: click here

Oceania Weightlifting Federation Newsletters: CLICK HERE

February 2017 Newsletter: CLICK HERE

March 2017 Newsletter: 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

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

2016 New Club Affiliation Form: Click here

2016 New Club Information Booklet: Click here

Sanctioning & Hosting Club Competitions

Minimum Hosting Requirements – Club Competitions: Click here

Sanctioning Club Competitions: Click here

Hosting & submitting a proposal for OWNZ Events

Hosting Requirements – National Events: Click here

Proposal Template: Click here

Coach Evolve Program: CLICK HERE

National Record Attempt Information

National Records Criteria

To view the conditions that must be met to break a national record, please click HERE

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.

Officials Pathway & Resources

Officials Development Pathway

To understand the official’s pathway for OWNZ members please CLICK HERE

For a visual of the National Officials pathway, please see below:

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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

Please contact for more information

IWF Technical Officials/Referee Examination Links

IWF 2017 Examination Questions: CLICK HERE

IWF 2017 Examination Answers: CLICK HERE


IWF Technical & Competition Rules & Regulations

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


OWNZ + IA Banner

Industrial Athletic

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand is pleased to announce its sponsor partnership with Industrial Athletic!

IA is 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

Club Support

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.

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. 


Oh and remember to check them out of Facebook!

Business Partners

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OWNZ is pleased to announce our apparel business partner COBRA CLOTHING!


Cobra Clothing offers custom made weightlifting suits as well as Olympic Weightlifting shoes.
Cobra has a close link with the sport as it was founded by a former Olympic Weightlifter and is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. Cobra makes it easy to purchase your own suits and shoes and also gives you the opportunity for your club to stand out by having a unique suit.

Cobra provides a 5% cash rebate to OWNZ on all the suits and shoes bought by OWNZ affiliated members or clubs. They also provide a 10% cash rebate to OWNZ on all supporters range of OWNZ apparel purchased through Cobra.

We are very pleased to announce that our New Zealand Team will be wearing Cobra Weightlifting Suits at the upcoming Pacific Games/Oceania Championships in Papua New Guinea in July and in future international competitions.

OWNZ would like to encourage all of our clubs and members to support this business partnership by checking out their Website HERE and Facebook page HERE!


EBOS are proud to be the sports medical 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.

How does this work?

EBOS provide a 10% cash rebate to OWNZ every time individuals or clubs order through their website using the OWNZ discount code.

How to order?

Use the following code to receive discounts: GOWNZ

What products do they have?

Strapping tape, recovery rubs, thera-bands, ice spray, first aid kits and first aid supplies, plus much much more!

EBOS Sport Website

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International Weightlifting Resources

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)


2017 Constitution & By-LawsCLICK HERE

2017 Technical & Competition Rules & RegulationsCLICK HERE

Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF)


Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation (CWF)


Sinclair Calculator

Sinclair Coefficients: Click Here