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SA Pole Sports Federation

The Pole Fitness Association of South Africa (PFASA) was set up specifically to maintain and develop the standards within the pole fitness industry in SA. Pole fitness classes are a reputable form of exercise that can be participated in by all. The PFASA endeavours to preserve the integrity and professionalism within all of South Africa's pole fitness studios.

The PFASA is re-branding as the SAPSF (South African Pole Sports Federation) during 2014. The SAPSF is a registered not for profit company in South Africa that is affiliated with and endorsed by the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF). The IPSF is voluntarily run by members of the Pole Sports Industry from across the globe. The IPSF supports individuals and national federations to unify the Pole Sports Industry. Through setting in place a format that will be accepted by international sport governing bodies, the IPSF’s goal is for the Olympic committee to recognise Pole Sports as an official sport and to one day be part of the Olympic Games.

Mission Statement

The vision of the SAPSF is to work in synergy with all pole sports professionals in South Africa who share the common goal of standardising pole sports nationally and internationally.

The SAPSF is working alongside the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) to develop pole sports to a point where it can be regarded, by the majority, as a highly respected competitive sports discipline.

Establish Training Standards in South Africa
Encourage, educate and promote accredited training courses as well as continued professional developement amongst pole sports professionals.

Health & Safety in Pole Schools
With Health and Safey being a key concern within pole sports facilities. The SAPSF will establish specific guidelines for coaches, instructors and athletes in training.

‘Pole Sports is an extremely demanding physical activity that is performed on a vertical pole. Athletes will succeed in this sport if they train consistently and progressively within professional training centres, alongside qualified coaches.

This sport requires strength, flexibility, power, agility and athleticism’.