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The University of York Barbell Club was formed in 2014. It is comprised of two main lifting groups - Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting. Our aim as a club is to bring together both Olympic Weightlifters and Powerlifters from across campus into a united club where members can take part in both coached and informal training sessions (in both disciplines). Throughout the year we also attend various regional competitions and are currently looking to build a team which can represent the University of York in both local and national competitions against other universities.

Lifters of all abilities are welcome to join!

Please check out our Facebook pages for more information.

Contact Info:



Meeting Days, Times and Venue

Mondays 7-8

Location: York Sport Centre Gym

AU Fee Required

This club is a Black tier sports club.

You must have already purchased a Black tier membership. If you have a Gold tier membership you can upgrade to a Black.

You can purchase a Black tier membership (full or upgrade) here


The club has the following memberships available online.

The club does not have any memberships available to purchase online. Please contact the club directly to find out ways of getting involved.

Joining student groups will be available again from September 2018.