We give the young people the necessary skills to strength train, they will also learn the mechanics of the three powerlifting moves and have an understanding of the muscles related to movement and the rules of powerlifting.
The club that provides an alternative sport by anyone else in the surrounding area.
In our training we incorporate functional fitness and Cross fit circuit training. This provides an overall fitness program which significantly improves strength and cardio which is so beneficial to powerlifting.
Safety is our priority when teaching young people to lift. Lifting weights gives each young person an athletic skill, gives them back self confidence, improved physical and mental health and inspires them to become more active. It also has a positive impact on behaviour and mental attitude.
The club (previously "Gover Junior Powerlifting Club") will arrange social events for all the young people to meet up and socialize. At the beginning of this year we all met up for breakfast at our local farm cafe.
The club has recently been given funding by Active Sussex to set up a training camp for young people that are disengaged from all sport and those from disadvantage back grounds. This will be based at Heathfield Community College where we already run three other training sessions.
In September this year we have plans to set up training sessions in other secondary schools in the Hastings and Rother area of East Sussex.
We are looking to raise money to enable the club to purchase a suitable van to store and transport the weightlifting equipment. Currently the equipment is kept in my lounge and garden shed and transported in the family car.