Dutch Strength Events & Workshops

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Dutch Strength Lift-Off 2024

21 january Lift-Off
12 may Lift-Off II
22 september Lift-Off III

Dutch Strength Seasonal Weightlifting Cups 2024

Spring Cup 3 march
Summer Cup 30 juni
Autumn Cup 6 october
Winter Cup 24 december

Apart from these tournaments we also plan to organise open club competitions regurarly at friday-nights!
We try to promote everything at our social media and to our members also at our club membership portal!
We are already starting recruiting for our Dutch Strength Weightlifting Team 2024 – send us a message if you want to get more info.

In 2023 we joined the qualifiers of the Dutch Weightlifting National Teamcompetition. We already started january to pre-select 12 (of which 11 competed) athletes from our competition athletes and 2 trainer/coaches to be ready to compete. Also we needed volunteers and provided officials. The qualifiers were 16 april, 14 may and 25 june. We made the finals at 24 september and become 4th at only the average of -1,5% compared to the second place.

  • Tom Bruijnen headtrainer/coach Q1/Q2/Q3/Finale

    Athletes & Support
  • Justin Schuurbiers; Q1 + Finalist athlete
  • Luuk Schalkwijk; Q1 + Finalist athlete
  • Elia Giangiordano; Q1 + Finalist media coverage
  • Tommy Westerkamp; Q1 + Finalist assistant coach
  • Robert Ta; Q2 & Q3 + Finalist volunteer (loader)
  • Theresia Lugert; Q2 + Finalist athlete
  • Anne Govaarts; Q2
  • Parand Zarakiani; Q2 + Finalist athlete
  • Martin Alderete; Q3 + Finalist reserve/volunteer (loader)
  • Thomas Goedhart; Q3 athlete
  • David Steel; Q3 athlete
  • Silvio Congiu; Finalist official
  • Anastasia Arsinis; Finalist official
All our results of competitions are published at the Dutch Strength ranking 2024 and are published at the NGB website.

Workshops / Skills labs

All our skills labs are focussed on pinpointing your technique in a theme. The sessions are limited to appr. 90-120 minutes with a maximum of 8-16 participants. Members have discounts at our ticketshop or can use their credits to reserve a spot. See the announcements at the top.


Members and non-members can try-out their max. lifts. Clubcompetitions are organised as promotional events. We provide for a IWF/IPF set-up with a competition platform and organise it by IWF/IPF rules, but all athletes are also asked to help out. E.g. loading the bar or help as “timer”. Another setup is lifting on your own platform in intervals of 15-20 minutes to get to 2 or 3 maximum lifts judged by a buddy. See the poster announcements at the top.

Dutch Strength NGB Meets

Dutch Strength is co-organisator of NGB offical events. These events are posted on the NGB website and you have to comply with the NGB (IWF) rules & regulations (including membership). We organise weightlifting tournaments e.g. the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter cup, Lift-off Meets – all info can be found on the specific sublinked pages (see submenu or upper part of this page).