Powerlifting News

Welcome to the Melbourne University Weightlifting & Powerlifting Club (MUWPC) website. Here you will find the latest news and information about the Club and the sport of powerlifting.

Australia Day training hours

January 18, 2014

Just a heads up for everyone, training on the Monday after Australia Day (January 27th) will be from 9am – 1pm and as always please get in as early as possible as it is always a rush to get through these morning training sessions!

Christmas & New Years Closure

December 23, 2013

Hi MUWPC members,

As you know Melbourne University Sport closes over the Christmas and New Years period, so the 23rd Dec 2013 was the last training day of the year.

The Beaurepaire Centre is closed from Tuesday 24th December 2013 through to Thursday 2nd January 2014. The club will be training on Thursday 2nd January 2014 from 4-8pm only as the Centre will be closed early, and normal hours resuming from Friday 3rd January 2014 onwards.

Thanks for a great year of Weightlifting and Powerlifting, and to another year of successful lifting! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

-The MUWPC Committee

Lepeka “Peks” Nanai, Blind World Champion!

September 19, 2013


A historic event took place in the world of Powerlifting on September 8-14 — China hosted their first ever Powerlifting World Championship. This was the IBSA Blind World Powerlifting Championships, held in the capital city of Beijing.

Phil Menzie and Lepeka “Peks” Nanai, represented Australia, with impressive results. Phil an M1 athlete, won his age and weight division with 442.5kg. and finished 5th in the Open 75kg division.

Defending World Champion Peks demoralized his opposition and finished as World Champion for the second year in a row in the Open 125kg. class. Peks, truly a crowd favourite, Bench Pressed a spectacular World Record of 200kgs and finished with a World Record Total of 725kgs.

Now Australian Blind Powerlifters look forward to gearing up for their next milestone, the multi-sport Blind World Games in 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. There Peks will be chasing 3 World titles in a row and will lead our growing band of Blind lifters.

Results – click here

Finding Lorcan!

August 2, 2013

For those who are after the club uniforms, Lorcan will be in tonight (2nd Aug), Monday night (5th Aug) and next Friday night (9th Aug) so bring cash then and see him for your gear!

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