Our advice would be to get in touch with Ken Williams of the Welsh Strength Association (WSA) in the first instance. In our opinion, the WSA is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in powerlifting within Wales as its not associated with any national or international bodies which means no political bullshit!
You can chose to lift equipped, unequipped or somewhere in the middle! You won’t be asked to perform any drug tests and it’s full of friendly, co-operative lifters who just enjoy lifting amongst friends.
You may later decide to join another federation as well such as the WPA, BDFPA, GPC-UK etc. that are all associated with national and international federations that allow you to compete at those levels. However, many lifters do not aspire to lift at that level and therefore remain within the WSA only.
In either case, you are always welcome to lift within the WSA regardless of what other federation you may join later.
More information about the WSA, including Ken’s details can be found here.