Our Weightlifting Club

We develop excellence in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting



Weightlifting is not only a great individual sport for all ages shapes and sizes, it is also a great way of improving almost every other sport. A personalised program from our experienced coaches will help you, young or old, to achieve your goals and reach your potential. Our members come from variety of backgrounds. So if you want to represent New Zealand or just take up the challenge, drop us an email and make a time to come down and check us out!

We have a variety of membership options which include personal coaching, individual programming as well as a gym membership.



StrengthHQ Olympic Weightlifting Club is an incorporated association run by volunteers and weightlifting enthusiasts. The club is affiliated to Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand and Olympic Weightlifting Auckland. We participate in local competitions and national championships throughout the year. Many of our members have represented New Zealand internationally.



Daniel Ball, David Liti



To achieve excellence in the sport of weightlifting StrengthHQ identified the need to expose the sport to secondary school students and implemented a structured Olympic weightlifting programme for One Tree Hill College in 2010. The success of the programme has resulted in the following achievements:

  • 2014 Runner-ups in the NZ Secondary School Nationals Team Competition
  • 2014 One Tree Hill College Team of the Year – Weightlifting

Our programme now extends to students from other secondary schools who want to learn and compete in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

In 2014 our school programme reached out to Primary school students with a structured programme ‘learn to lift’. In 2015 StrengthHQ have extended this programme to ‘learn to compete’ and are hosting and organising the inaugural StrengthHQ 12&under, 15&under Olympic Weightlifting Competitions. A series of four events, sanctioned by Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand and Olympic Weightlifting Auckland, specifically designed to provide competition experience and a pathway for young athletes.

National Team Squad Coaching

Team Training Times: Mon | Tues | Weds | Friday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm | Saturday: 10:30 am
For Who: Intermediate, Advanced and Elite level Athletes working towards competing at a National & International level.
Open by Application & Invitation (Team spaces are limited).
Primary Coach: Tina Ball


Club Team Squad Coaching

Team Training Times: Mon | Weds | Friday: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
For Who: Beginner and Intermediate level Athletes working towards club level competitions.
Primary Coach: Daniel Ball


Youth & Junior Athlete Squad Development Programme

Team Training Times: Mon | Weds | Friday: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
For Who: All Youth and Junior aged Athletes at any level and by invitation/application into the National Team Squad.
Primary Coach: Tina Ball with Daniel Ball and David Liti


Private Coaching & Clinics

All of our coaches offer private coaching and small group technique clinics to athletes at all levels. If you would like to arrange private coaching or a small group clinic, please contact Tina by emailing tina@strengthhq.co.nz

  About our club
  • Non-profit organisation founded in 2009 by Tina Ball.
  • Highly equipped weightlifting area with Eleiko bars and weights.
  • Access to Hammer Strength training equipment.
  • Fully equipped strength and conditioning facility.
  • We coach beginner, to elite weightlifters from primary school students to masters.
  • We are proud to have our very own Commonwealth Games coach.

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‘It’s a cause I’m passionate about it’ – Comm Games weightlifting gold medallist David Liti turns attention to Pasifika youth suicide prevention

‘It’s a cause I’m passionate about it’ – Comm Games weightlifting gold medallist David Liti turns attention to Pasifika youth suicide prevention

The award was a testament to his character, Liti’s coach Tina Ball told 1 NEWS.

“He has a real care around family and community.”

And since returning “he’s trying to give back in his own way, speaking to youth groups. Looking at the suicide prevention programme, things like that,” Ms Ball said.

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