Powerlifting is a bench-press competition first introduced to disability sport in the 2nd Paralympic Games in 1964.
Powerlifting caters for athletes with a variety of disabilities and run to identical rules as those in able-bodied powerlifting events.
In powerlifting, athletes with amputations and other (Les Autres) disabilities compete together against athletes with Cerebral Palsy, wheelchair athletes and short stature athletes, divided into one of 10 weight categories for men and 10 weight categories for women.

If you are interested in getting involved contact Mark Wilson on 02 9809 5260.

Partnering organisation

Powerlifting Australia


Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW. It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.