The Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation is very saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second. Her legacy will always be remembered. We are enormously grateful for her unfailing service and dignity over seven decades. Our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family.

Paul Coffa, General Secretary


The Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation (CWF) was established 75 years ago in 1947. It is one of the oldest sporting federations of the Commonwealth and is unique in that it encompasses Commonwealth nations from the five continents and recognised by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

The CWF is focussed on enhancing its inclusive sporting environment in order to maintain its position as one of the leading and most progressive sporting organisations within the Commonwealth.

Having been included to the sports program of the Commonwealth Games in 1950, weightlifting has enjoyed a long and rich history within the movement, our sport has produced countless champions, many of whom also achieved athletic success at the World Championships and Olympic Games.

As time has gone by, the technological age has brought the Commonwealth members of the five continents even closer together.

The CWF secretariat is located in Victoria, Australia together with the Oceania Weightlifting Federation.

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