In June, the Federal Minister for Sport the Hon. Sussan Ley MP announced that in 2015-16 the Australian Government will invest more than $134 million directly into Australian national sporting organisations (NSOs) and athletes. Almost $100 million will be invested in NSOs for high performance with more than $22 million devoted to participation.

As part of the Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) participation game plan Play.Sport.Australia, the ASC has developed a new participation investment model based on a Categorisation Framework. This new Framework provides a simpler, more consistent and transparent approach to participation funding.

The Australian Weightlifting Federation would like to thank the Australian Sports Commission for an increased investment of $28,600 for 2015-2016 to take our participation funding to $50,000.