Black Flag Barbell Club is hosting its first ladies only powerlifting competition on 27 May, raising funds for The Sanctuary, a women and children’s shelter in Castle Hill! 

Strength training can provide incredible physical and mental changes for women, and this is the inspiration behind this ladies only fundraising competition – the Bar Belles! Strong women supporting strong women.

One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence, perpetrated by someone known to them. Domestic and family violence is the principle cause for homelessness for women and their children.This competition is all about strong women – both on the platform and off. It takes a lot of strength and courage to step onto the platform, just as it does to reach out and ask for help in a time of need. So come on down and lift some weights, meet other women who share your passion, and show your support for those who need some strong women in their corner!

Comp details:

What: Ladies only powerlifting competition (squat/bench/deadlift).
When: Sunday 27 May, 10am.
Where: Black Flag Barbell Club (Unit 14, 44 Carrington Rd, Castle Hill)
Cost: Lifter entry is a minimum donation of $50, spectators free (get your friends to cheer you on!). 

For more comp information, click here.

All money raised will go directly to The Sanctuary – the goal is to reach $5,000. For those who want to participate in the event, but have no experience with strength training, Chris at Black Flag Barbell Club can help! Coaching you the all the way up to, and including, the day of the event for just $40 a week (includes three coached training sessions per week). There’s a bunch of great ladies at the gym that would be happy to help you out and encourage you along the way as well!

Black Flag Barbell Club would love your help in reaching their goal, spreading the word and helping some people who are in a tough situation and simply need a hand. If you have any little piece of you that wants to participate, please do! Or if you’d simply like to donate you can do so here.

About The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a crisis shelter in Castle Hill for women, and their children, who are fleeing domestic violence. The Sanctuary has a client centred approach to collaborative case management. They have a manager plus case workers and is staffed 24/7. They also have a child focused worker specialising in childhood trauma and it’s effects.

You can find out more about The Sanctuary here.

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