Who we are

In 2014, Pete Hardiman, Lilly Tikkanen and Steve Tikkanen opened the doors of Odd Socks Halterophilie. Their vision was to create a positive and encouraging atmosphere and to cater for athletes from all sports.

Our athletes

Not only is weightlifting a great sport on its own, it is a fantastic way of improving in other sports. A personalised program from some of the countries top coaches will help you, young or old, to achieve your goals and reach your potential. Members of Odd Socks come from a variety of backgrounds including athletics, rugby and gymnastics, ranging from beginners to Olympians.

Those that have the aptitude to progress at the sport of Olympic Weightlifting are invited to compete with others from the club at our in-house competitions. Odd Socks competitions give athletes the opportunity to compete against clubs Australia-wide and run regularly throughout the year.

Our Equipment

Odd Socks is proudly supported by Uesaka Weightlifting products.

Our Coaches

Odd Socks is headed up by Steve Tikkanen, who has over 20 years weightlifting coaching experience. Read more about our other Coaches here.