Welcome to the Governing Body of Pole and Aerial Sports

Welcome to the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF); home to the World Pole & Aerial Championships (WPAC).


The IPSF is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to positively promoting pole as an athletic sport. Recently awarded Observer Status by the Global Association of Global Sports Federations (GAISF), the IPSF is run by voluntary members of the Pole Sports Industry from across the globe, created to foster the development of pole throughout the world. The IPSF supports individuals and national federations to unify the pole sports Industry.


By setting in place a regulated structure of competitions and coaching that will be accepted by international sport governing bodies, the IPSF’s goal is to become a global, relevant sport for its athletes and one day become a recognised by the International Olympic Committee.


World Pole & Aerial Championships


The World Pole & Aerial Championships was created by the International Pole Sports Federation in 2012.

The World Pole & Aerial Weekend is held annually and is part of a network over 25+ competitions with over 5,000 athletes competing for the coveted title of national champion and Qualification to the Worlds.


Athletes compete in the following categories and disciplines:

  • •             Senior 18+ Women

    •             Senior 18+ Men

    •             Senior 30+ Women

    •             Senior 30+ Men

    •             Master 40+ Women

    •             Master 40+ Men

    •             Master 50+ Women

    •             Master 50+ Men

    •             Master 60+ Women

    •             Master 60+ Men

    •             Junior Female

    •             Junior Male

    •             Novice Female

    •             Novice Male

    •             Pre-Novice

    •             Novice Doubles

    •             Junior Doubles

    •             Youth Doubles

    •             Senior Doubles (Men/Men)

    •             Senior Doubles (Women/Men)

    •             Senior Doubles (Women/Women)

    •             Para Pole*

Top athletes are selected from each National Championship to represent their country at the IPSF World Pole & Aerial Championships annually; more than 40 countries are represented. IPSF judging rules, regulations and scoring have been carefully created by the IPSF technical committee in conjunction with the pole community, to promote a fair and transparent judging.

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