Stirling University Pole Fitness is now officially a sports team, as of Saturday 28 May.
Founded in 2018 by soon-to-be graduate Aimee Vincent, the club was previously not a part of the Sports Union.
Aimee told Brig: “Initially when trying to set up the club we considered both options of being a sports team or a society.
“We were advised that sports teams come with extra costs and as we didn’t have our own poles or facilities to put them in, it was best to start as a society to raise funds and gauge interest.”
Four years on, the club has gone from strength to strength, with over 90 members currently.
Aimee said: “I am proud of how far the society has come and I can’t wait to watch from the sidelines as it continues to grow as a sport!”
After input from Pole Fitness members and discussing the pros and cons of becoming a sports club over the past few months, the committee made the decision to begin the process of becoming part of the Sports Union.
Newly elected social secretary Helen Sones told Brig: “I am overcome with joy and pleasure to announce that we are officially members of the Sports Union.
“Pole fitness is internationally recognised as a sport and I am glad the university has recognised the blood, sweat and tears (and lots of pole kisses) that goes into our training and dedication.”
With the club being part of the Sports Union, this means that they are able to offer more classes at a reduced price.
Extra funding will now also be available for the club to purchase equipment and attend competitions.
Feature image credit: Georgia Hunter.