Angela Wydall Weightlifting Coaching FAQs

    How can I get weightlifting coaching?
    Apply to join Cougars Weightlifting Club by emailing . All school age applicants will be invited to join the twice weekly youth sessions.

    Where and when is coaching available?
    Cougars weightlifting Club is at the Sleeman Sports Complex at Chandler, about 20 minutes south of Brisbane. Coaching is available evenings and Saturdays. Full details of training times are on the Cougars Weightlifting Club website.

    How long have you been involved in weightlifting?
    I have been involoved with weightlifting at the Cougars Weightlifting Club for 25 years.

    What age do you coach?
    Age 11 and upwards

    Were you ever a competitive lifter?
    I was a lifter in the 58kg bodyweight category and gave up lifting about 17 years ago to become a coach. My personal bests were 75kg snatch and 90kg clean and jerk. I lifted on a few International teams before moving into coaching.

    Who are you greatest influences as a coach?
    Over the years I have been lucky enough to work with many other high performance weightlifting coaches. These have included Lyn Jones, Yurik Sarkissian, Leo Isaac and Miles Wydall.

Reilly Smith - Weightlifter
Reilly Smith - 2016 National Junior Champion