Andreas Michaelas

Developing various Sport England projects for British Weight Lifting (BWL) from ClubMatters, This Girl Can and working with various partners such as CSPs, Women in Sport, NGBs, Police and Public Services. I am looking to expand my experiences with other bodies to support the growth of sport in the UK. 

References available upon request.

BWL Regional Development Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
[email protected]

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"Today I will do what others won't, so that tomorrow I will do what others can't".

                 - Pyrros Dimas, Greatest Olympic Medalist in Weightlifting.

Experience                                                Education

BWL Regional Development Manager, Apr '14 - Current.

Managing the development of weightlifting in the North West, West Midlands and Cumbria. Developed 40+ Community clubs in a variety of venues. Formed lasting partnerships with National and Regional Partners including CTZN (Home Office Funded Project) and Greater Manchester Police.

Head of Centre, Sports Coaching Education at Life Leisure | 1st4Sport. Apr 2015 - Present.

Creation and management of the 1st4Sport | Life Leisure, Sports Coach Education Centre based at Houldsworth Village. This included registering Life Leisure as a delivery centre, meeting OFQual criteria to deliver qualifications. Manage workforce of Tutors, Assessors, Reception Staff and Duty Managers.

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Commonwealth Games Squad, British Wrestling | Men's u18s World Cup Team, England Lacrosse. 2015 - Present.

Working with both British Wrestling and England Lacrosse to support both their National Wrestling Squad in preparation of the Commonwealth Games and Lacrosse's u18s Men's team with their preparations for the World Cup Championships annually.   

Archaeologist, CFA Archaeology Ltd Edinburgh, Scotland. 2013 -2014. 


First Steps | Supporting Coaches, Tutor Training, Oct 2015.

Sports Coach UK.

Guest Lecturer, 2015 - Present.

Lecturing in Biomechanic Movement Patterns in Weightlifting at various Universities including UCLan, Bolton and Liverpool John Moores.

Sport England ClubMatters Lead Assessor, Oct 2015.

Starting as a ClubMark Assessor in 2015 within my role at BWL. Now I'm the National Lead Assessor for BWL for all Weightlifting Club ClubMark applications.

Coach Connect Mentoring Programme, 2014 - 2015.

Sport England | UK Sport.

BWL Tutor and Assessor, Nov 2012 - Present.

Teaching the BWL Coach Education Programme.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Archaeology, Sept 2009 - Mar 2012.

University of Manchester.

BTEC National Diploma in Sports Development, 2004 - 2006.

Bury College.

 


Authored Publications


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Olympic Weight Lifting Technique Handbook - 1st Edition

Publisher: Coachwise | British Weight Lifting

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Olympic Weight Lifting Technique Handbook - 2nd Edition

Publisher: Coachwise | British Weight Lifting

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Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting

British Weight Lifting| 1st4Sport
2014 - 2016

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Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting

British Weight Lifting| 1st4Sport
2014 - 2016

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Level 2 Award in Olympic Weight Lifting

Life Leisure, 1st4Sport & British Weight Lifting

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Ceramic Catalogue - Late Cypriot II Period

A look at how Mycenaean Pottery Completes or Compliments the Local Cypriot Ceramic Repertoire. University of Manchester

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Degree in Archaeology, 2012. 

The University of Manchester

Level 3 National Paralympic Powerlifting Referee, 2017. 

International Paralympic Committee and World Para Powerlifting

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF), 2015. 

1st4Sport Qualifications

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting, bridged in 2017.

British Weight Lifting | 1st4Sport Qualifications

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning in Sport, 2016.

England Rugby | 1st4Sport Qualifications

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF) 2016.

Trafford College | 1st4Sport Qualifications

Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights.

Vanderbilt University - Certification with Distinction. Date: Mar 2014, License DHF5C5MAJN


Lecturing Experience


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UCLan

Lecturing on the Strength and Conditioning Undergrad and Masters programmes. Written the weightlifting units for the Masters Degree Programme.


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Liverpool John Moores

Invited by the University to lecture on the Exercise Physiology Masters programme.


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University of Bolton 

Lecturing on the Strength and Conditioning and Exercise Physiology Undergraduate and Masters programmes.


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Bury College

Lecturing on the Biomechanics Foundation Degree programme linked to the University of Bolton Strength and Conditioning programme.


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CEO - Concept Weight Lifting

CEO and Owner of Concept Weight Lifting. A business orientated around learning and education based out of both the UK and USA with Head Quarter's in Scotland and Florida delivering bespoke training and British Weight Lifting Coaching Qualifications to all.


Tutor Training


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Hull FC

Training Strength and Conditioning  (S&C) staff and players on the delivery of the BWL Level 1 & 2 Coaching Weight Lifting Certificates within their S&C programme. 


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University of Hull

Training Course Leader on the delivery of the BWL Level 2 Coaching Weight Lifting Certificate within his Strength and Conditioning degree programme. 



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Edinburgh Napier University

Training Lecturers and Staff on the delivery of the BWL Level 1 & 2 Coaching Weight Lifting Certificates within their degree programme.  


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University of Wolverhampton

Training Lecturers and Staff on the delivery of the BWL Level 1 & 2 Coaching Weight Lifting Certificates within their degree programme. 


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British Army

Teaching the Head Physical Training Instructors of various bases including Essex's Bomb Disposal Unit and the Armoured Division Barracks in Dusseldorf Germany on the delivery of the BWL Level 1 & 2 Coaching Weight Lifting Certificates with the aim of training recruits and personnel.


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Royal Air Force Engineering

Teaching the Head Physical Training Instructors of RAF Cosford on the delivery of the BWL Level 1 & 2 Coaching Weight Lifting Certificates within their training school and recruits.


"Andreas is a great coach, great lifter and great friend. An ambassador for Olympic lifting in Great Britain, he is unbelievably enthusiastic and passionate about the sport, and it's an absolute pleasure to have had the fortune to have met him. If you're wanting to set up a weight lifting club in the north west, Andreas is your man


     - Chris Edmundson, Course Leader MSc Strength and Conditioning University of Central Lancashire.


Development Projects & Programmes


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iLift uBox

Multisport project campaign working with partners such as Life leisure, GLL, sports clubs. Catering for individuals who do not take part in sport by taking a unique perspective on activity.


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iLift uRun

Multisport project involving weight bearing movement and cardio activities. Working with partners such as University Campus Oldham to deliver to the inactive community.


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iLift uWrestle

Working with British Wrestling to develop a multipart project for the relaunch of their National Academy. Partners included Police, local services, British Wrestling, GreaterSport, British Weight Lifting and Home Office project CTZN.


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iLift uDig

Taking a different view on 'weight bearing movement' by working with University of Salford's Archaeology Dept. in developing a community archaeology excavation to get the community active who are intimidated by the gym.


Sport England Projects

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This Girl Can

Developing the 'This Girl Can' (TGC) Campaign for British Weight Lifting and Sport England (SE) through social media, SE|TGC website, competition and club involvement. 


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ClubMatters

Integrating the Sport England ClubMatters program into British Weight Liftings club structure to support the development of more clubs than BWL is capable of supporting.


Funding 

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Working with various partners such as County Sports Partnerships, Sport England and private investors, I've been able to draw down £832,757 for community sports clubs in the North of England between 2014 - 2016.


Club Development Projects

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Club Development Projects

A sample of newly formed or existing weight lifting clubs based in the North West region that I've helped development through various means including increasing membership, grant applications and community projects.
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Sport England - This Girl Can

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This Girl Can - Weight Lifting

Working with Sport England , I developed the This Girl Can campaign for Weight Lifting with the girls from Stockport Spartans Weight Lifting Club based at Life Leisure's Houldsworth Village site.

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Achievements 


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Commonwealth Youth Games 2004

Bronze Medalist


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UK Active Flame Awards 2017

Working in partnership with Life Leisure to win the 'Leisure Centre of the Year' for British Weight Liftings Academy at Houldsworth Village.


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OCS Sports Personality of the Year 2004

North West Sports Personality of the Year Winner


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Trafford Leisure Trust - Employee of the Year 2009

Best Endeavour Commitment Award


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Manchester City Council Community Awards

Group Sporting Achievement - Working as part of Wright Robinson Weight Lifting Club


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National Fitness Awards

As part of my partnership with Life Leisure, we have been finalists for the National Fitness Awards, Strength Gym of the Year from 2014 - 2017


Competition Event Management - British Paralympic Bench Press Championships 2015

The Largest Paralympic Powerlifting Championships hosted in the UK (2015) since London 2012.


Charity Event Management - The BIG Lift | MCR

Managing the creation of the charity weightlifting competition 'The BIG Lift' series for grassroots to elite competition raising money for the David Hopkins Foundation. 

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