Powerlifting Australia has long supported Paralympic Powerlifting, with local events conducted all around Australia. Now we have moved a step further by establishing an Agreement with the Australian Paralympic Committee for a performance program leading up to the 2016 Commonwealth Games.

NCAS Coach Simon Bergner, assisted by Paralympics medallist Brian McNichol and our own Cameron Whittington, will develop events and systems for achieving medal results for Australia on the Gold Coast next April.

This will utilise Powerlifting Australia’s infrastructure and the APC’s resources to maximise the performance of our existing Paralympians and to unearth new talent in the quest for Commonwealth Gold. Powerlifting Australia is honoured to be entrusted with this mission and looks forward to seeing our athletes on the podium in 2018.”

Simon Bergner sbergner@powerliftingaustralia.com

Australian Paralympic Committee