Para Powerlifting for Beginners Event  

"Para Powerlifting for Beginners" is an engaging introductory event hosted by Sporting Wheelies. This event is designed to help new para powerlifting enthusiasts learn the basics, focusing on technique, safety, and practical skills under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Event Details

Date: 24th August 2024

Venue: Sporting Wheelies, 2 Kilroe St, Milton QLD 4064

Event Highlights

  • Learn from the Best: Gain insights and training tips from Leigh Skinner, a three-time Commonwealth Games athlete, who will demonstrate the fundamental techniques of para powerlifting.

  • Safety First: Dr. Dan van den Hoek, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at UniSC, will serve as the technical delegate for the day. He will guide participants on essential safety measures, ensuring a secure lifting experience

  • Mini Competition: Test your new skills in a friendly mini competition at the end of the event, offering a taste of the competitive environment in a supportive setting.


  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Registration and Welcome

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Basics of Para Powerlifting with Leigh Skinner 

  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Safety Techniques by Dr Dan van den Hoek

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch Break 

  • 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Mini Competition

Who Can Attend

This event is open to everyone, regardless of experience level. No prior powerlifting experience is required, and there are no specific equipment or suit requirements. 


All registrations are to be completed online. The event fee is FREE for Sporting Wheelies clients and Social Sport Members.

For non Sporting Wheelies members, the event fee is $10.  Spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged to secure your spot.


We are seeking volunteers to assist with this event. If you can help, please fill out the registration form.


Please note that while we don’t have an on-site canteen, however there are plenty of nearby options just a 2-3-minute drive down the road. You’ll find Subway, Frog N Toad, GYG, among many other restaurants to satisfy any craving (As seen HERE). 


Spectators are welcome to attend this event to support their friends, family, or to watch some Para Power Lifting.

Spectators are asked to respect all athletes, volunteers, officials and event staff, failure to do so will result in the offending person/s to being asked to leave the facility

First Aid

Sporting Wheelies kit available onsite throughout the competition.

Event Coordinators

Sasha Ulasowski | Team Leader Para Sports & Recreation – Sporting Wheelies
M: 3253 3333

Angelo Macaro | Para Sports Development Coordinator – Sporting Wheelies
M: 3253 3333

Joshua Advaney | Events & Member Support Officer – Sporting Wheelies
M: 3253 3333