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London school competition 2018

  Entry form  Facebook event London school competition Harrow School Sports Centre Sunday, 3rd June 2018 Weigh-in 11:00 Start 12:45 U11- U13 – U18 IF WE HAVE INTEREST FROM FEMALE LIFTER MORETHAN 10, WE WILL HAVE A FEMALE GROUP AT THE END. School competition-at Harrow-school-Entry-Form-.3.6.2018 Read more →

SFTF Club Competition 31/03/2018

Stars for the future has organised a club competition on the 31st March 2018 held at Harrow school sports centre. Starting at 11:30 am. Before the competition the club members were called to set the whole place up  before the competition started the participants still performed very well and had some personal bests from the upcoming stars. Thanks to Harrow… Read more →

New Referees 03/11/2017

The club has three new referees! On the 5th of November, Nicky Yudin and Vindhya Gobin attended the Level 2 Award for BWL Technical Officials held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. The two ladies were accompanied by current club referee, Nasrin Karimi who attended the course to gain a refresher of the rules and regulations. The course delivered by Keith… Read more →

New Level 2 coaches

 7th, 8th and 29th of October 2017
 Four Stars For The Future lifters: Kerensky Fernandes, Louise Blair, Kian Panjavi and Allistair Arendse attended the Level 2 British weightlifting course held at Brunel University. Ross Roberts a tutor from Beaches and Barbells delivered the course.
All the 3 days of this course included a theory and practical coaching which included assessments and were also provided with feedback after every assessment.
After obtaining all the knowledge required to complete this course and to be a qualified Level 2 coach we had to plan the last session, which was to be assessed.
The attendees concluded the course by completing and submitting a workbook that covered the entire course content.
The club is proud to announce that we now have 4 qualified level 2 weightlifting coaches. Our new coaches are very excited to gain more experience in the field of coaching in the near future. Congratulations to Kerensky Fernandes, Louise Blair, Kian Panjavi and Allistair Arendse. Our club would like to thank Ross Roberts and Kristen Mcphee for delivering an excellent course.
Kerensky is now coaching SFTF under 16 lifters and Allistari is dealing with SFTF master lifters.
Kina coaching at Brunel and louise is going to coach at UCL university.

Pegasus Club in Maidstone youth Competition 18\11\2017

On Saturday 18th November, six ‘Stars for the Future’ junior lifters travelled to Pegasus Gymnastic Club in Maidstone, Kent for their first competition. The youngsters, who only started lifting in September, were accompanied by their parents and Kerensky, their coach. Vindhya and Nicky also went to support the group and had the opportunity to put the skills learnt on a… Read more →

Southern Master 2017

Southern Master at Bethnal Green weightlifting club 4/11/2017 The club had a successful day at the Southern Masters competition, achieving 2 golds (Nicky and Warren) and 2 qualified lifters for British Masters in March 2018 (Nasrin and Nicky). Good result and great day,   Nasrin narrowly missed a medal by dropping 49kg C&J in Master group F45, in category 63kg… Read more →

3rd International Phoenix Invitation Only Competition December 2017

3rd International Phoenix Invitation Only Competition December 2017 [table id=8 /] Full report Results Photos Man Group. Photos Female Group. Photos Official and medal. Youtube Welcome pack Page 1– Page 2 Starting list and programme  Entry form SFTF-Phoenix-Dec-2017-Club-Invitation-translated Italian –SFTF-Phoenix-Dec-2017-Club-Invitation – Spanish– Invitation and information | French | Russian | Iranian | Spanish  | Italian| December 2016 Phoenix Open Competition Jan 2016 Phoenix… Read more →

Ealing Sports Awards 2017


Thursday 13th July 2017

Our club had 3 nominees for 3 separate awards and all are listed below

Junior Sportsman of the year

Kian Panjavi, Commonwealth silver medallist, was shortlisted in the top 3 people for the Junior Sportsman of the year

Club of the year

Stars for the Future was nominated the top 3 club in the Ealing borough for the Club of the year

Coach of the year

2017 Coach of the year sport award!

Kazem Panjavi, our head coach was shortlisted as coach of the year of which was one of the toughest groups out of all the other awards and he won the award!

A leaf of Kazem’s award taken from the booklet from the awards:

Kazem is the driving force behind Stars for the Future Weightlifting Club; a former Olympic lifter himself and GB coach he works with lifters of all ages and abilities using his own passion and coaching expertise to get the best out of every athlete from novices to British champions. Kazem helps his lifters develop a “coaching eye to improve their own and others techniques. He has such a unique may of explaining technical aspects making them simple and easy to remember. Kazem puts so much time into improving each lifter both physically and mentally, if there is a weakness to be worked on he knows how to fix it or will invent a way. One member said that the best decision in my sporting life was to move to this club and be coached by Kazem.

“I have been working with Ealing Council since 1999 through all the London Youth Games and I feel l am port of this big family. Since I retired from weightlifting competition, I get satisfaction by seeing my lifters win their titles, become British Champion and become national team members.
“That is how I make myself happy. Now I can see it is my turn and 1 are perhaps going to win something with honour after my world title at the World Masters Games in Canada 2005 and it is reminding me of all the good times I had through my weightlifting career and I am tasting this feeling again. Thank you again.”

The page for all the nominees are on the Everyone Active website