The IPSF announces the first Athletes Commission in Pole Sports. This a historical day for the sport!




The mission of an IPSF Athletes’ Commission (hereafter “Commission”) is to:


  • Represent the views and opinions of the athletes ensuring their voice is heard within the IPSF; and
  •  Inform athletes about the IPSF activities (i.e. educational tools, rules and regulations).
  • Work with and support the IPSF in its mission to develop and promote the sport.
  • Encourage National Federations to develop Athletes‘ Commissions.



The objectives of the Commission are to:


  • Consider issues related to athletes and provide advice to the IPSF;
  • Engage actively with initiatives and projects that protect and support clean athletes on and off the field of play;
  • Represent the rights and interests of athletes and to make related recommendations, (for example the appointment of arbitrators by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS);
  • Consult with athletes in the evalution of the rules and regulations of their respective sport and subsequently provide feedback to the IPSF; and
  • Maintain contact with the IOC Athletes’ Commission when appropriate.



IPSF National Federations are required to select athletes from within their country who meet the criteria in 3 to be put forward for the IPSF Athletes’ Commission. Each candidate will participate in an election. All athletes registered as members of a National Federation are eligible to vote.
Once the Commission members have been voted in, they will hold an internal election to determine the Chair.

For full details about the Athletes Commission, please download the document HERE

The first meeting for the Commission will be held in October to vote in the Chair and set a schedule of work for the next competitive year.




NAME                                     MALE/FEMALE           COUNTRY                     
Alessandra Rancan      Female Brazil
Belinda Van Ommen Female

The Netherlands

Christian Fernandez Duran Male Spain
Elise Dahl-Hansen  Female Norway
Erika Gonzalez del Pliego Revilla  Female Mexico
Jiang Lei Male China
Julio Cesar Clevel Male Colombia
Kazuya Naka Male Japan
Kristina Walker Female UK
Kyla McPhee Female Canada
Marie Graff Femasle Sweden
Tammy Smith Female South Africa
Yvonne Haug Female Germany
Zarina Madelaine Breitman Female Argentina

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