Welcome to the official website of the IPF affiliated Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation.

Our goal is to develop and promote high-standard and enjoyable drug-free powerlifting competition at the Commonwealth International level.

2017 Championships!
Well, the time has finally come to start preparations for the 2017 Commonwealth Championships. This years event will take place in Potchefstroom, North West - South Africa from 10 - 17 September 2017.

Johan (Hannie) Smith will be Director of the event, most will know Hannie as Chairman of the IPF Technical Committee, he goes to almost all of the IPF World meets, and has run a few himself in Potchefstroom. We expect this to be a first class event!

Click here for the official Invitation filein MS Word format, or Adobe PDF format the nominations file will follow as deadline dates come closer.

From the CPF President

Dear Commonwealth Powerlifting Colleagues,

First of all, may I wish all Commonwealth nations and powerlifters, the Complements of the Season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

2016 has been a quiet year with no Championships, but nevertheless lots of Commonwealth records have been broken. September 2017 sees our sixth Championship in South Africa and we look forward to a record entry and a very successful event. As with the last championships, all disciplines and age groups will be catered for, including bench press.

We have some new Commonwealth nations in the IPF and look forward to seeing them affiliate to the CPF and take part in South Africa. I also look forward to increased participation from our established nations.

Don't forget, to enter the 2017 Championships your nation must have affiliated for 2016/17.

Best wishes to you all,

Richard Parker

The CPF is now setup to take Paypal for the annual affiliation fees. Send 50 British pounds to fees@commonwealthpowerlifting.com. Note the fees must be paid for any CPF records to be accepted from international events.

The CPF site is maintained by: Mike Armstrong