Welcome to LGBT IPC Manchester 2022 !

The venue for LGBT IPC 2022 will be the Trinity Sports Centre, Hulme, Manchester, which is conveniently located just five minutes from Canal Street, the gay village and a wide selection of hotel options.

Weigh In Times

Friday 29th July 2022


Morning Weigh In 9am to 11am

Afternoon Weigh In 1pm to 3pm

*** Same Day Weigh In Only By Arrangement with Chris Morgan ***

Same Day Weigh In: Strictly at 8am, lifters must report at the venue 7.45am and have pre-arranged this with Meet Director Chris Morgan. Nobody else will be able to agree this for you.

*** (Lift off is strictly 9am if you are in Flight 1 or 2 you are strongly advised to weigh in the day before ***

Venue: Trinity Sports Centre, Manchester, M15 6HP – Follow Weigh In Signs.

Friday 29th July 2022

Time: 3pm to 4pm – Technical Briefing

World Champions Powerlifters Chris Morgan and Charlotte Wareing will be hosting this free Athletes Meeting & Technical Briefing.

Venue: Trinity Sports Centre, Manchester, M15 6HP

Saturday 30th July 2022


LGBT International Powerlifting Championships – Manchester 2022

Lift Off 9am through to 7pm  (Estimated Finish Time, venue opens at 8am)

Medal Ceremony 7pm – 8pm

Hot food, drinks, donuts and cakes will be available throughout the day at the venue.


On this occasion we are using Internationally Recognised Rules, weight classes and age groups with the following amendments.

All categories are open to all regardless of Gender, Sexuality, Race, Religion Ability or Health Status. 

Closed Category for members of any internationally recognised drug tested Powerlifting or strength Federation.

(Please note: People lifting this category will be required to submit a copy their current membership card with their entry form and also show the card at registration).

Open Category for Powerlifters of other Federations and lifters who do not currently belong to any Powerlifting Federation. .

Novice Category for lifters that have never competed in ANY powerlifting competition before.

LGBT IPC is the first sporting event in the world to offer MX third gender classes for Trans,  Non Binary and Intersex Participants.

There are no qualifying standards for this competition. All lifters are welcome regardless of experience, ability, sexuality, gender or health status.

Competition Day – Please note all events will run at the same time. (MAXIMUM START LIST IS 75 LIFTERS)

Athletes will either enter Full Power or up to two Single Lift events as we plan to run flights “Back to Back”!

Full Powerlifting (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Squat (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Bench (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Deadlift (Equipped & Unequipped)

Venue: Trinity Sports Centre, Hulme Manchester, M15 6HP

*** Please note there will be community tickets for spectators priced at £5 each with all proceeds shared for the development of LGBT Powerlifting ***

*** All athletes and coaches will need to be registered to be allowed access to official competition area. See Facebook and website for ticketing and Pride Sports Welcome Point for Tickets on Competition Day *** 

Saturday 30th July (Night time – Free Social Time)”Evening Drinks”


Free Social Time – (8pm onwards).

VISIT MANCHESTER’S FAMOUS GAY VILLAGE – meeting point “The Queen Bee”, Sackville Gardens. Canal Street, Manchester.

Pizza & Pasta Night – (8pm Onwards)

We have the private dining area booked at Giorgio’s Manchester, those wanting to visit the bars and clubs in the gay village can be served quickly and those wanting to stay close to the hotel can eat, drink and socialise.

Tickets to reserve tables will be available soon.


Sunday 31st July – (Afternoon 1pm to 3pm)

LGBT Powerlifting Union Congress

Venue: Bar Area, Premier Inn, Great Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4WB

Sunday 31st July – (Evening 6pm to Midnight)

Sunday Roast & Cabaret Closing Party

Sunday Roast 6pm to 8pm

Cabaret from 8pm onwards

Venue Via, Canal Street, Manchester

We are delighted to announce that VIA will be our closing party partner for LGBT IPC 2022. They will be providing a Sunday Roast in their restaurant, followed by an evening of world class cabaret.

Keep checking back for details – and the announcement of a world famous Cabaret Superstar.

There is no cover charge for the Cabaret Party

Tickets will be available nearer the time to book Sunday Roast.