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The Athabasca Weightlifting Club provides the opportunity for athletes in Athabasca to receive Nationally Certified Coaching so they can experience the excitement and challenge of the sport of weightlifting.

Athabasca Weightlifting is a not-for-profit organization, affiliated provincially with the Alberta Weightlifting Association (AWA).

Athabasca Weightlifting typically trains from August to May at the Athabasca Multiplex, located at #2 University Drive in Athabasca. Membership is open to males and females, 12 years of age and older. Members have the access to the training platforms in the field house, plus are able to add to their abilities with jumping and sprinting in this facility.

Head Coach of the club is Michael Mountford, who is a Level II NCCP certified coach, plus one of Alberta’s NCCP Learning Facilitators. Michael has coached Alberta teams at national competitions and is currently mentoring two lifters towards NCCP coaching certification.