Brisbane Barbell Club – June 2017 Update

National Championships

The National Championships are on this weekend in Hobart and we have a few BBC lifters representing Queensland. The event will be webcast here.

Friday, 2 June:
Tara Noonan – Session 4, 53kg – 3:15pm

Saturday, 3 June
Jacinta Carroll – Session 6, 63kg – 10:00am
Damon Kelly – Session 9, 85kg/+105kg – 6:45pm

Sunday, 4 June
Matthew Lydement – Session 13, 105kg – 4:45pm

Good luck to all!


World Masters Games

Congratulations to Tara Noonan and Gemma Connolly who represented Australia at the recent World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand. Tara won a gold medal and broke a Masters Games record for the 53kg category. Gemma snatched well but unfortunately couldn’t secure a good lift in the clean and jerks. A great effort to get back on the platform after a couple of injury set backs earlier this year.

Club Competition

Our next club competition will be on Saturday, 17 June at 10am (8-9am weigh-in). You can now register for club competitions online via the QWA page. If you want to compete at the next club competition you will need to enter online before midnight Monday, 12 June 2017. Also, if want to compete for the first time, you will need to be a QWA member. Join up here. Make sure you put Brisbane Barbell Club as your club. If you have any questions, just come and see me at the gym.

Jacinta in the US

Congratulations to Jacinta Carroll on winning the Masters Women’s Jump with a jump of 186ft (56.7m) at the 58th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament over in Pine Mountain, Georgia USA. Jacinta defended her 2016 title.

Resources for beginners

Are you a beginner lifter looking to learn more about how to develop in the sport of weightlifting? Check out the latest post on our website for some answers to the most commonly asked questions.


If anyone has any questions about their program, starting a new program, upcoming competitions, missing training, etc please let me know. Contact me via Facebook, email or grab me at the gym. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Upcoming events

•    17 Jun: JME Qld Club Challenge Round 2 – Brisbane Barbell Club

View the full QWA calendar.

Want to join the Brisbane Barbell Club? Just email us for more info.


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