Dear Commonwealth Powerlifting Colleagues,
I am pleased to report that our local issues have been resolved and have pleasure in attaching the Invitation, Nomination Form, Parental Consent Form and Preliminary Accommodation List.
Personalised invitation letters for UK visa applications will be provided on request, but note that applications to British High Commissions have to be made well in advance.
I would also like to remind nations that they must be paid up members of the CPF for this year, in order to compete.
I am pleased to inform you that the 2011 Championships will be held in England at the Bournemouth University 16th - 18th December. More details will be provided in due course, but there will be an appropriate Entry Fee as well as a Drug Test fee. All weight and age groups will be included, for equipped and unequipped categories as well as bench press. We anticipate the number of lifters will be high and plan to run a two platform system.
The Bournemouth University Sport and Recreation Centre is central in the main campus and has extensive facilities including a 40m by 20m main hall (main facility for Championships) and many adjacent smaller halls and rooms, including treatment rooms and gymnasiums. This is a first class facility, which has been used for British Powerlifting Championships. Parking is considerable and free (500 spaces on campus) next or very close to venue centre.
Bournemouth itself is a well known English holiday resort situated on the South Coast .Only 1Hour 40 minutes by direct rail from LONDON. Coach travel every hour is also available from the capital. Extensive hotel and guest house accommodation is available within 3 miles of the venue. Bournemouth International Airport is 5 miles from the University. Other Airports and Ferry ports are located within easy reach. Direct coach travel from Heathrow and Gatwick, run regularly on a two hourly basis. Coaches run to and from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports, run regularly direct to the centre of the town and hotels. The resort itself has over eight miles of beaches, two local harbours and is situated between the New Forest and the Purbeck cliffs and coast line. The sailing venue for the 2012 OLYMPICS - Weymouth -is only 30 miles along the coast.
Entertainment facilities and night life in the town are extensive and popular.