Ed was the founder of the club back in 1985. He was originally a body builder but took an interest in weightlifting after completing his Level 1 Coaching Course.The club actually began in the small town of Clifton before it moved to Toowoomba in 1986, based at the old Toowoomba Gym in Ruthven Street, which Ed owned. There were only six members in the beginning. In 1991 a club committee was formed of which Ed was a member for several years. Ed was the man mainly responsible for organising and running many of the competitions in the early years.