Nominations for Level 1 Coaching Course

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Wrestling Queensland will be hosting a Level 1 Coaching Accreditation course and is calling for nominations for attendees.  The date is not finalised, but the course will be held at Lang Park PCYC before the end of 2021 provided there are no restrictions on community sports or gatherings for COVID-19.



A letter from State President Bob Franklin can be found here.  There will be a cost of $100 for attendance and attendees must be members of Wrestling Queensland (click here for online membership).



To nominate, please complete a nomination form and email to Bob Franklin at



There are a number of requirements for accreditation – including membership to Wrestling Queensland, online training courses, current first aid qualification, blue card and background check.  Nominees are encouraged to complete all available requirements as soon as possible.



Please click here for full details of accreditation requirements



Please note the following:



  • The course is level 1, which is beginner coaching.  It is suitable for those new to Wrestling and/or coaching.
  • On completion of the course, successful assessment of workbook, supervised coaching under a senior coach and completion of all requirements, participants will be accredited as a Level 1 Wrestling Coach.
  • The course covers a range of modules including the history of wrestling, rules and regulations, standing wrestling/par terre wrestling theory and practice, sport specific skills, session planning and risk management.
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Singlets for Sale



Wrestling Qld Inc has limited stock of Asics Singlets for sale in Men’s sizes M, L, XL and XXL.  Reversible Red/Blue to United World Wrestling requirements.


$80.00 each, with singlets available for trying on at the Lang Park club (please contact ahead of time).

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Changes to Lang Park Thursday Class


Coach Walter will no longer be running the Thursday evening Lang Park PCYC Freestyle Wrestling class due to work commitments. Coach Shad will be running the sessions.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Walter for all of the time and effort he has put into the coaching, supporting athletes, running competitions and involvement in the High Performance Committee.
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Training Resumes at Lang Park PCYC


Freestyle Wrestling Classes will resume at Lang Park PCYC on Saturday 17th April 10:30am.

State Government COVID-19 restrictions will be easing on Thursday 15th April however the evening class will not be running on this day due to the Broncos game.

Please stay home if you are unwell or experiencing COVID symptoms of any severity.
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Vale Aaron Stapleton

Wrestling has sadly lost a long time competitor and supporter on Boxing Day with the death of Aaron Stapleton, aged 50.
Aaron won 3 Australian Titles in Greco-Roman and represented Australia at the 2003 Greco-Roman World Championship in Creteil France, the 1999 Oceania Championship in both styles and the 1999 Asia Oceania Cup also in both styles.
A service for Aaron will be held 2pm Monday January 4th at the Federation Chapel, Centenary Memorial Gardens, 353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner.
All are welcome to attend.
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Lifetime Wrestling Australia Membership for Four Queensland Volunteers.



At the recent Wrestling Australia AGM, 4 volunteers from Queensland were accepted as lifetime members of Wrestling Australia for their direct and significant contribution to the success of Wrestling in Australia.
Yuri Markov – Gold Lifetime Member.
Bob Franklin – Gold Lifetime Member.
Walter Chadzynksi – Silver Lifetime Member
Todd Lawler – Silver Lifetime Member
Wrestling Queensland Inc would like to congratulate all new Lifetime Members from across Australia and thank them for their efforts.
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Queensland Sport and Recreation – COVID 19 Update


New restrictions have been applied to gatherings in Queensland due to the confirmed COVID 19 cases.


At the time of writing (23/08/2020), the Queensland Government has confirmed that these restrictions do not apply to  WQ Inc activities or training (“Community Sport”).  Please note that existing safety measures must be followed and it is critical that people are excluded from attending who have:


  • COVID 19 or had contact with someone who has.
  • Flu-like symptoms.
  • Travelled internationally.
  • Travelled to a COVID 19 hotspot.
  • Visited a location listed on the contact tracing website.


The full letter from the Queensland Government regarding restrictions on Sports and Recreation is available here.



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April Coronavirus Update

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As of 19th of March 2020, Wrestling Queensland Inc has recommended all clubs suspend training as part of precautions against the spread of Coronavirus, with this suspension to be reviewed on completion of the Easter Holiday period. 


In the interest of safety, WQ Inc is continuing to recommend all training be suspended as per guidelines by State and Federal Health departments and with the ongoing closure of indoor sports venues as part of Federal ‘place of social gathering’ restrictions.


Full statement can be viewed here


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North Queensland Public Health Alert


As some of you are aware, there are media reports of confirmed Coronavirus cases from attendees of a ‘Wrestling Competition’ at Edmonton PCYC.

Please note that this was a Professional Wrestling event held by the Pro Wrestling Power organisation and is not in any way related to Freestyle or Greco Roman Wrestling or associated with Wrestling Queensland Inc or any member clubs.

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