Chester University will be hosting the Inter-University Pole Dancing Competition next year for the first time and will be competing against 10 other universities across the whole of the North West.
Chester’s pole fitness society will be holding the event on Saturday 25th February from 10am to 6pm.
Set up in 2011, the society has grown and flourished in popularity across the University and has been entirely funded by the annual £130 subscription fee.
Georgia Houghton, head of the Pole Fitness society, has said:
“We are super excited. It’s such a great opportunity to get us taken seriously as a proper sport because we have such stigma surrounding us.”
One of the competitors, first year student, Alice Camp, 19, from Birmingham, has entered in for the competition and will be competing at intermediate level after taking up the sport a year ago.
Miss Camp, stated that doing this “has made me a more confident person” and in preparation for the competition she will “be learning laybacks, and shoulder mounts.”
Students are encouraged to come along and watch the competition. The head of Pole Fitness also encourages students to attend a taster session: “It’s the best thing you’ll ever do and I feel much stronger and more confident because of it”.
For those thinking of joining the society you can message them on the Facebook group ‘University of Chester Pole Fitness 2016/17’ or follow them on Twitter @ChesterUni_Pole.