What We Do

We are a club for all abilities, from those who have never heard of weightlifting / powerlifting before or never picked up a barbell, to those who aspire to compete at the highest level. We are a great club who welcomes everyone, so come and give it a try!

We run beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions in both Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting, so we are able to cater for all abilities and both of these wonderful sports. With expert coaches at your fingertips, aiming to improve your technique and increase your strength. We hope to get more people entered into competitions throughout the year, both for experience and those hoping to qualify for National competitions, such as BUCS.

Reasons to Join Us

We are a fun and welcoming club with great socials, an awesome atmosphere and amazing people… what more could you ask for?

We welcome all abilities, and everybody is welcome. Beginners, come along! You may not know it yet, but you might find a new passion in weightlifting and/or powerlifting that you never knew you had. So why not give it a try? And for those of you who participate in another sport, we can help you improve your technique for strength and conditioning sessions. Team Chalk can help you increase your strength and power, confidence and, most importantly, have fun in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

What's Included in my Membership?

To join Team Chalk, please make sure you purchase your SU Sport Membership, which will then allow you to purchase a membership to not only our club, but multiple other sports clubs too (PLEASE NOTE A MEMBERSHIP IS ESSENTIAL IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE AT BUCS COMPETITIONS, ALONGSIDE PAYING A BUCS FEE!)

  • Access to coached sessions
  • Casual lifting
  • Trips to other gyms
  • Regular socials
  • Opportunity to purchase club stash
  • Mock competitions to gain competition expererience
  • Opportunity to compete in official competitions and help preparing for these and / or on the day subject to availability and should you wish
  • Opportunity to represent the uni at BUCS and Varsity subject to qualifying and payment of additional BUCS fee
  • Club programme
  • Access to club WhatsApp group chat
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Monthly women's only training sessions

Come and meet us!

Check out our timetable, social media pages (@teamchalk) and the 'what's on' page for information about our training sessions and socials.

We will be at the Sport's Day on the Parade on Wednesday 27th September from 11am until 3pm. Come and say hi!

We will also be running taster sessions during Fresher's Week and the first week of the semester, before our usual sessions resume.

Fresher's Week:

Wednesday 27th September Powerlifting taster, all abilities welcome - 4-5pm in Jumps and Throws hall
Thursday 28th September Weightllifting taster, all abilities welcome, 6-7pm in Jumps and Throws hall


Semester 1, Week 1:

Monday 2nd October

Weightlifting taster, beginners - 7-8pm in Jumps and Throws hall

Weightlifting taster, advanced - 8-9pm in Jumps and Throws hall

Tuesday 3rd October Powerlifting taster, beginners - 8-10pm in Jumps and Throws hall
Wednesday 4th October

Weightlifting taster, beginners - 4-5pm in Jumps and Throws hall

Weightlifting taster, advanced - 5-6pm in Jumps and Throws hall

Friday 6th October

Powerlifting taster, all abilities - 6-8pm in Jumps and Throws hall

Our Committee

You can contact our committee at: su-weightlifting@bath.ac.uk and via our Instagram page @teamchalk

Weightlifting Captain

Social Secretary


Powerlifting Captain