About Us

Just keep lifting...

The world of professional athletics isn’t an easy one. It’s a full-time commitment requiring personal sacrifice and a dedication to preparation. CDU Weightlifting Academy began to form their incredible work ethic at a young age, spending time outside school and on the weekends practicing in pursuit of the ultimate goal: to compete at the top level as a professional Weightlifter.

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Incorporated in January 2019, the club aims to deliver a diverse and inclusive range of coaching across the community as it grows. Starting with grass roots coaching of adults and juniors, then including sports and conditioning for sporting teams/individuals, mature athletes, youth diversion and disengaged community programs.

We promote health and well being across the Territory, engaging communities to be more physically active.


CDUWA is affiliated with Charles Darwin University and the NT peak sporting organisation, the Northern Territory Weightlifting Association (NTWA). The NTWA is affiliated with the national peak sporting organisation, the Australian Weightlifting Federation (ACF) who run national competitions and coaching accreditation. 


We are a Good Sports club

Sporting clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and have a responsibility to our members and their families. We have chosen to join over 7,000 clubs across Australia taking part in the Good Sports program.

As a Level One Good Sports club, we are committed to managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas, which we believe will help us to provide a healthy, safe and family-friendly environment.  Together, we are helping inspire a healthier sporting nation.

Speak to our club committee about what being a Good Sports club is all about or visit www.goodsports.com.au.

CDUWA beginnings...

2019 brings a new chapter in the world of Olympic weightlifting in the Northern Territory. Over the past 18 months a small group of devoted individuals have slowly put together a club based out of the Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus.

The club started out as a dedicated juniors club focusing on age groups 10 – 17 years, however has since attracted senior lifters. The club and its athletes realised its potential and became an incorporated association at the beginning of 2019.


Contact Us

Building Green 4, CDU Casuarina Campus, Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin. NT 0810, Australia