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DFSNZ Athletes Commission Vacancies

Contribute to the future of anti-doping in New Zealand by taking up a role on the Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) Athlete Commission. After a successful year of collaboration, the terms for two Commission members have ended and DFSNZ is seeking to fill those roles. If you’re successful, you’ll join a diverse group of NZ athlete representatives from the Olympic movement, the Paralympic movement and team sports. New members will be on a three-year term and will help inform decision making, programmes and initiatives across the organisation. To be eligible, you must be an active or recently retired athlete who

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2022 Annual General Meeting

The 2022 WNZ AGM will be held in Mount Maunganui on 24 November, preceeding the National Senior and Junior Championships.
The Notice Of AGM is attached, and has been sent to all affiliated clubs.

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2022 SBD New Zealand Weightlifting Championships

Weightlifting New Zealand are excited to partner with SBD in delivering the SBD 2022 NewZealand Weightlifting Championships. This event will incorporate the New Zealand Mastersand New Zealand Junior & Senior Championships, and an Adaptive Weightlifting trial session(to be confirmed). The event is scheduled to take place in a dual platform format over FridayNovember 25th and Saturday November 26th. If required as a result of over-subscription,Sunday November 27th is available as a spare day.
Also included within this event will be the 2022 Weightlifting New Zealand AGM, and 2022Annual Awards.
The attached document outlines important event eligibility information. All athletes and coachesexpecting to take

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Kiwis Dominate at the Oceania Masters Championships

Written by Gabi Peach and Kirsty Walker.
A jam-packed 3 days of lifting in Melbourne saw the 18-strong New Zealand contingent come away with 17 medals, over 100 records and a fair few overall titles to boot! The first time our masters have been able to travel and compete internationally in several years, their hard work was put on show, raising the standard of competition across their age categories and weight classes.
Congratulations to Lyndsay Cunningham, Victoria Blair, Belinda Sidnam and Renee Baarspul who were awarded best lifter (across all weight classes) in their age group. The female team of Victoria and Renee

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Secondary School Weightlifting- An Interview with Claire Nahi

Claire Nahi is a teacher at Avondale College in Auckland, where she also coaches the school weightlifting programme. She is a decorated Masters lifter herself, and represents Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting Club (POWC). Claire sat down Paule Poulin to discuss her coaching, and the school programme. If you'd like to develop secondary school lifting in your area, please get in touch!
How did you get into weightlifting?
I started doing Crossfit and I hated it, but I really loved the weightlifting side of it. Rick Pickard from John Walker’s Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation had approached the Trusts Stadium to see if they

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2023 Masters World Cup

Expressions of Interest are now available for Masters athletes wishing to enter the 2023 Masters World Cup (in conjunction with the Ocania nd Commonwealth Masters Championships) to be held in Auckland in March next year. Select \\\\\\\"Read More\\\\\\\" for elligibility information.

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