Youth/Junior & U23 National Championships – 2020
Venue: Capital Strength Weightlifting Club
NEW Date: TBC
CLOSING DATE: 9th October, 2019 @ 9:30pm / or if FULLY booked.
SIGN UP LINK: https://bit.ly/3bJIXwv
*Please Note: No spectators will be allowed enter. Only one parent of an U18s athlete will be allowed to attend. Strict HSE and Sport Ireland COVID-19 Safety protocols will apply.
-This event will take place on the 24h & 25th of October subject to Government, HSE and Sport Ireland COVID 19 guidelines-
* Coach must be a registered Level 1 coach and a member of WI.
** If Athlete U18, Coach must be National Vetted.
*** These are minimum requirements to gain access to the field of play.
The competition will run over two days as a publicised National Age Grade Championship Weekend.
Athletes who have signed up prior to September, 24th – your place is secure at the Youth/Junior & U23’s Championships.
All new competitors who enter will be streamed based on i). ability (entry total) and ii). experience competing in the sport of weightlifting.
If any member signs up and they do not have experience of competing in the sport of Weightlifting in the last 24 months they will compete in a Development Group run as part of the National Championship weekend.
Athletes in this group will not be competing for National Championship medals or for National Records but will be eligible for medals based on the consistency of their performance (4/6, 5/6 & 6/6 performances).
Any athlete with experience of competing with another IWF recognised Weightlifting NGB and who also fulfill the criteria laid out in the Weightlifting Ireland Technical Rules published in March to qualify as an Irish athlete shall be eligible to compete for medals as part of the National Championships.
Where an athlete or coach feels that the exceptional circumstances of this year means that they would otherwise have been a legitimate contender and they can show membership history, training history etc they can make an appeal to the board to be entered into the Youth/Junior & U23’s Championships. This appeal will be adjudicated quickly by a 3 person subcommittee with no conflicts of interest who are appointed by the board.
(National Level Competition)