Samara Wright has been working hard this year, culminating in her representing New Zealand at the Commonwealth and Oceania Championships on the Gold Coast in September. In order for her to continue on her weightlifting journey we are raising funds to allow her to compete on both the national and international platforms.

When: Friday 1st December 4:00 – 7:30
Where: 58 Victoria St, Petone, MaD Strength & Conditioning 💪
41° Weightlifting Club🏋🏽

INSIDE THE GYM: Workouts running every hour in the gym starts 4:30 – 6:30 Suited for ages 5-75. Donations Please 👍🏋🏽

OUTSIDE THE GYM: Aaron & Lee Wright hosting you like they would in their backyard.
BEERS: Pilsner & APA on Tap 🍺 – Thanks to the Sprig & Fern on Jackson St for the beer delivery system.
FOOD: Dumplings & Sauce🍽
Lamb, Roast Vege & Couscous Salad
Wild Pork Patties & Coleslaw 🐖
Not your ordinary sausage and bread combo, think homemade with wild meat🍽 🐖

You decide what you want to pay for a pint and for something to eat DONATIONS ONLY. Help yourself to beers and we will keep the food cooking.


RAFFLES: $1.00 per ticket, heaps of prizes, massage, workout gear, beers, wine, hampers, chocolates. Tickets are on sale all week, starting Monday.

Samara’s Weightlifting Journey

With the help of the funds raised last year Samara has had a busy year getting as much competition experience as she could.

Training 5 days a week she has dedicated herself to following her passion for Olympic Weightlifting.

Samara attended the Oceania Weightlifting Federation Talent Identification Program Training Camp in New Caledonia in December last year.

She took part in the Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand Club Champions League over 5 months from February to June and was the top overall youth lifter for that competition.

She competed in the Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand North Island Championships in Auckland in June.

She also competed in the Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand National Secondary Schools Championships in August. She came 1st in the Over 15 63kg Division.

She represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth and Oceania Championships on the Gold Coast in September. She came 3rd in the Oceania Youth 63kg Division.

She competed at the Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand Junior and Senior National Championships in Dunedin in October.

She is currently ranked 3rd for most improved female lifter in New Zealand for 2017. Her Youth ranking is 1st for 63kg and 2nd for 58kg categories. Her Junior ranking is 2nd for both 63kg and 58kg categories.

2018 will bring more of the same, we are waiting for the international calendar to be finalised to know what competition’s she will target but she will continue to lift nationally aiming to lead both Youth and Junior rankings in the 63kg category.