Pole Sports Nominations Now Welcome
Jude and Amy showing their incredible strength. Image Supplied
Athlete registrations have opened for Australia’s inaugural Pole Sports Championships, to be held in Cairns, Queensland later this year.
Australia’s best pole athletes will converge on the topical city on 6-7 July for their chance to qualify for the 2019 World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
“This is the first time Australia will send a team to the World Championships,” Australian Pole Sports Federation President Mikki Rhoades said.
“We have some incredibly talented athletes here in Australia, but their path to the Worlds has been a difficult one because we haven’t had a national competition before.
“This year, Aussie pole athletes have the opportunity to compete for a national title and for the honour of representing their country against the world’s best.
“Most importantly, this is a huge step towards gaining an Olympic Games berth for Pole Sports.”
Competition Organiser Lea Guy said the Early Settlers Cairns Basketball Stadium would be transformed into a pole sports arena for two days in July.
“This is going to be a truly spectacular sporting event and a significant milestone for the sport in Australia,” she said.
Registrations are open in Elite, Professional and Amateur categories, along with ParaPole, Artistic Pole and Ultra Pole.
“Ultra Pole is a one-on-one, battle-style, knockout competition where athletes pull out their biggest moves in an effort to defeat their opponent.” Guy said. “It showcases strength and skill in a fun but highly competitive showcase – a genuine spectator sport.”
The inaugural Australian Pole Sports Championships will include male and female categories from age 6 up to masters 50-plus and features a ParaPole sports division and all Doubles combinations.
To compete in the APSC, athletes must be a member of the Australian Pole Sports Federation and must represent a member studio or club. Athlete membership is just $15 and studio/club membership is free.
An Open competition will also be included for international athletes who do not have their own national competition.
APSF memberships are also available for non-athletes who would like to stay up to date and to support the growth of pole sports in Australia. Visit www.auspolesports.org for more information and membership options.