Oxford Powersports was formerly Morris Motors Weightlifting Club and was part of the Morris Motors Sports and Social Club. It has been a weightlifting club for over 50 years and was founded by Wally Hollands OBE. Over the years it has generated over 30 British Champions, many Olympians and international lifters.
Oxford Powersports will always hold the ethos of an original Olympic weightlifting club, we use old time tested methods and new ones are used if they work for the individual involved. We have a huge history and we are proud to be one of the oldest clubs in the country. We changed the name of the club a few years ago when Morris Motors Weightlifting Club became homeless because the social club expired.
Our members sports have evolved over the years, we now cater for all explosive sports. We use Olympic lifting as the number one power type training. We integrate plyometrics, sprint and med ball training.
Since the club moved to Oxford and renamed to Oxford Powersports, we have coached several British Championships, as well as elite members of the British Weightlifting team and other regional and national teams.
We have a large and active Lifting League team. The Lifting League is a nationwide competitions run by Marius Hardiman and Giles Greenwood.
In addition we hold and participate at number of regional competitions, including the Central England Opens and Central England Championships.
We also have members that incorporate weightlifting to help them achieve more in other sports, such as rugby and CrossFit, or any other sport that thrives on power development.