The official calendar for 2017 has been released, and it’s shaping as a big year for Australian Weightlifting as we build up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

The centrepiece will be the Commonwealth Championships on the Gold Coast from September 4-9. The Australian International will be the first major event on the 2017 calendar, in Melbourne from March 17-19.

The Australian Senior and Junior Championships will be held in Hobart on June 2-4, while the year will end with the Commonwealth Games trials, in Sydney, on December 17.

The U15 and Youth Championships will be held in Brisbane on July 8/9, while the Australian and Oceania Masters have been set down for the Gold Coast from October 27-30.