Sydney hosts Para powerlifting session

Australian interest in the sport is growing. 25 Jul 2017
a group of powerlifters pose for a photo

Sydney got its first taste of Para powerlifting thanks to Wheelchair Sports NSW.

ⒸWheelchair Sports NSW
By Wheelchair Sports NSW

Sydney, Australia has hosted its first Para powerlifting session in recent years, where people from across the city were able to gain an insight into what it takes to go from being a recreational gym user to a Para powerlifter.

Australian Para powerlifter Cameron Whittington was the star attraction at the session, which was staged by Wheelchair Sports New South Wales (NSW), sharing his knowledge, experience and expertise and giving the attendees a taste of “competition lifting”.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for our members, many of whom had been asking questions about where to start with the sport and what was needed,” said Mark Wilson, Wheelchair Sports NSW Sports Development Officer.

“Having a Para powerlifting bench which we can transport easily has meant we can open up the sport and deliver more sessions like this.”

The session on 15 July followed on from a successful first event in Wollongong, NSW.

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW.

For more information contact Todd Parker ( or Mark Wilson (