National Championships -Team Selection and Individual Nomination-

 

Regulations:

I. For the remaining period of 2018, for selection to compete in the 1st Australian Classic Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships, a lifter must be either registered with APU no later than 19 August 2018 – or – be a member of a sporting organisation with anti-doping policies (equivalent or similar to IPF) immediately prior to joining APU for an unbroken period of 6 months or more.

II. From 1 January 2019, for selection to any National team or to compete in any National, Regional or International championships sanctioned by either the Australian Powerlifting Union or the International Powerlifting Federation, a member must be registered with a APU or a sporting organisation with anti-doping policies (equivalent or similar to IPF) immediately prior to joining APU for an unbroken period of 6 months or more.

III. Any athletes who applies for selection to the National Championship will require to be a financial yearly member (no month trial) of APU Ltd at the time of applying for selection and remain such a member through until the completion of the championship.

IV. Athletes with any violations or breaches that are brought to light, announced, pending or proved from the period of selection to the championship event, may be withdrawn from the championship at the boards discretion.

V. In such instances:

  1. The athlete will be responsible to pay any expenses including any airfare, accommodation and anti-doping that has been paid up until the athlete was withdrawn from the championship and;
  2. Any unused money the athlete tendered with the nomination to be paid back to the athlete, without interest.

VI. The APU Board will consider and, in its absolute discretion, accept or reject the application of the athlete to the Championship.

VII. APU will select athletes who it believes will be of best interest for the APU and will not select athletes that it deems is likely to be disruptive to others, if they fail, or is likely to fail to comply with any administration including the Athlete agreement, Anti-doping policies and Social Media Policy.

VIII. If the board reject the nomination, then:

  1. It must arrange for any money the athlete tendered with the nomination to be paid back to the athlete, without interest; and
  2. The board does not have to give any reason for the rejection.

A. State Team to Represent at Nationals

1. Each state shall/may select a team to represent them at all National Championships.

2. Each state is allowed a maximum of eight competitors spread throughout the range of the eight body weight categories for men and seven competitors throughout the range of seven bodyweight categories for women. In the Junior and Sub- Junior age categories nine for men and eight for women. There must not be more than two competitors from any one state in any particular body weight category.

3. The team shall be selected primarily from the State Championship results however other regional results may be considered for the benefit of eligible athletes. The winner from each weight category at the State Championships shall be considered for primary nomination.

4. A minimum total achievement shall be required to qualify the athlete depending on the age division the athlete is preparing to enter in the National Championship

4.1. National Open Championships (Powerlifting or Bench Press) – B Grade on the applicable current APU Equipped or Classic Grading Scale.
4.2. National Junior Championships (Powerlifting or Bench Press) – C Grade on the applicable current APU Equipped or Classic Grading Scale.
4.3. National Sub-Junior Championships (Powerlifting or Bench Press) – D Grade on the applicable current APU Equipped or Classic Grading Scale.
4.4. National Masters (Powerlifting or Bench Press) Championships – any total.

5. If an athlete cannot compete at the State Championships due to conflicting or medical issues, they may be eligible to be selected after the State Championship results are considered.

6. Conflicting issues may include:

6.1. Participation in other championships that would be considered more important that are on or near the date of the Championships e.g. Regional or International Championship 2 weeks prior to State Championship.
6.2. State Championship was not held at an appropriate time prior to the National Championship.
6.3. Participation at State Championships was not possible due to residential circumstances. Such circumstances may include that athlete was not residing in State at time of Championship or athlete was abroad at time of championship.

7. Medical issues may include

7.1. Medical issues that would hinder lifting performance (medical certificate would be required to be presented to the board) or an acute or chronic condition that would worsen due to participation in a championship.

8. The APU State sub-committee will responsible for the nominations of the State team that is selected to represent at the National Championships and will provide the APU competition manager the State team selected at least 7 days prior to the championship.

9. The Board may approve the entry of a lifter into the National Championships who is considered to have the ability to qualify but has not done so due to circumstances, or whose standard or reputation is such that their participation will substantially enhance the standard of the Championships.

10. Each State will have 1 Head coach who will be responsible for the management of athletes, coaches and assistant coaches for their State at the National Championships.

11. Each Head coach, coach and coaches assistant will be subject to board approval

12. An athlete may choose to change weight classes IF;

12.1.There is vacancy in the nominated weight class that they will move into.
12.2.They make the change within time frame required by the championship director.

13. The change in weight division will be considered for approval by the board.

 

B. Individuals to Represent at Nationals

1. Individuals that have not been selected in their State Team may be apply to enter and compete at National Championships.

2. The individual shall be selected primarily from the results of the State Championship however other competition results may be considered for the benefit of eligible athletes.

3. A minimum total achievement shall be required to qualify the athlete depending on the age division the athlete is preparing to enter in the National Championship

3.1. National Open Championships (Powerlifting or Bench Press) – B Grade on the applicable current APU Equipped or Classic Grading Scale.
3.2. National Junior Championships (Powerlifting or Bench Press) – C Grade on the applicable current APU Equipped or Classic Grading Scale.
3.3. National Sub-Junior Championships (Powerlifting or Bench Press) – D Grade on the applicable current APU Equipped or Classic Grading Scale.
3.4. National Masters (Powerlifting or Bench Press) Championships – any total.

4. If an athlete cannot compete at the State Championships due to conflicting or medical issues, they may be eligible to be selected after the State Championship results are considered.

5. Conflicting issues may include:

5.1. Participation to other championships that would be considered more important that are on or near the date of the Championships e.g. Regional or International Championship 2 weeks prior to State Championship.
5.2. State Championship was not held at an appropriate time prior to the National Championship.
5.3. Participation at State Championships was not possible due to residential circumstances. Such circumstances may include that athlete was not residing in State at time of Championship or athlete was abroad at time of championship.
5.4. Participation at State Championships was not possible as the athlete at that time was not a member of APU.

6. Medical issues may include

6.1. Medical issues that would hinder lifting performance (medical certificate would be required to be presented to the board) or an acute or chronic condition that would worsen due to participation in a championship.

7. The Board may approve the entry of a lifter into the National Championships who is considered to have the ability to qualify but has not done so due to circumstances, or whose standard or reputation is such that their participation will substantially enhance the standard of the Championships.

8. Each State will have 1 Head coach who will be responsible for the management of athletes, coaches and assistant coaches for their State at the National Championships.

9. Each Head coach, coach and coaches assistant will be subject to board approval

10. An athlete may apply to change weight divisions if they make the change within time frame required for such change.

11. The change in weight division will be considered for approval by the board.

 

Yours in Strength

APU BOARD

 

Notes: Please email to Sean Muir (president@powerlifting-apu.com) for any enquiries.