Green light from the European Weightlifting Federation’s Executive Board for the EWF Youth Training Camp 2023. After the big success of last year in Croatia, this year it will take place in Konya (TUR), from August 13 to August 20. The invitation is open to all EWF National Federations with a general limit of 20 boys and 20 girls. EWF Member Federations are kindly asked to announce and book as soon as possible their participation in order to secure the respective reservations.

Türkiye, Finland, Croatia and United Kingdom are the four countries that provided their applications for hosting the 2023 EWF international training camp, but the Executive Board agreed that Türkiye offers the best financial and technical conditions for this year.

Team composition accepted: one male coach and one female coach, two male youth athletes and two female athletes (13-17 years) per National Federation. The EWF is very grateful for the IWF’s support granted for this project. 

Below you will find the Regulations, conditions of participation and the Registration Form. Please submit your application by July 1, 2023.



Young lifters from all over Europe are gearing up for a prestigious training camp that will provide exceptional young athletes with an excellent platform to hone their talents, share experiences and make new connections in a competitive yet friendly environment.

Participants will have the opportunity to discover the rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty that the region has to offer while staying in the charming city of Konya. The famous stadium in the city of Konya was chosen as a key training center to support the athletes’ tough training schedule. The venue will be equipped with world-class training facilities and qualified instructors, making it the ideal place for weightlifters to fine-tune their technique, increase their strength and push their performance to new heights.

The camp will not only focus on physical training but will also include educational workshops and interactive sessions led by renowned experts in the field. These training programs are designed to provide participants with meaningful information about sports psychology, nutrition, injury prevention and other critical components of overall weightlifter development. This comprehensive strategy will help weightlifters thrive both on and off the lifting platform.

The upcoming training camp in Konya promises to be a magnificent showcase of Europe’s rising stars in weightlifting, showing tremendous strength and steely determination. 

Stay tuned for exclusive coverage and highlights as these young lifters come together to test their limits, inspire others and make their mark on the world stage.


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