ROMANIAN POLE FITNESS & SPORTS FEDERATION
Welcome to the Romanian Pole Sports Federation. We are the National Governing Body for the sport of Pole, dedicated to developing pole athletes, coaches and clubs across a range of disciplines – Sport, Artistic, Ultra and Para Pole.
The Romanian Pole Fitness & Sports Federation (RPFSF) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to positively promoting pole as an athletic sport. Run by voluntary members of the Romania Pole community and created to foster the development of Pole throughout the nation, the Romanian Pole Sports Federation supports athletes, coaches, judges and enthusiasts to unify the our sport.
The Romanian Pole Sports Federation is a proud member of the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) who governs pole internationally, by setting in place a structured competition, coaching and education format that has been accepted by international sport governing bodies. The IPSF has been awarded Observer member status of the Global Association of International Federations (GAISF), and are Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). The goal of the IPSF and the Romanian Pole Sports Federation is for the Olympic committee to recognise Pole as an official sport, and in turn eventually become part of the Olympic Games.
The ROMANIAN POLE SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP is held annually and is part of a network over 25 competitions with over 5,000 athletes. ROMANIAN POLE SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP hosts athletes competing for the coveted title of national champion in the following categories and disciplines:
Each of the following Elite categories must be opened at national level for Word Pole Sports Championship (WPSC) qualification.
- Senior Women
- Senior Men
- Master 40+ Women
- Master 40+ Men
- Master SO+ Women
- Master SO+ 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 ****
*Pre-Novice & Novice categories: Athletes aged 6 – 9 years old must compete at on Amateur level as Pre-Novice athletes. Athletes aged 10 -14 years of age may compete at on Amateur or Elite level as Novice athletes. A 9-year old athlete may compete at a Novice Elite level in regional and national competitions only if they will be 10 years old on the first day of the WPSC.
**Youth Doubles is o mixed age category for athletes aged 10 -17 – i.e. one junior and one novice athlete. These athletes follow the requirements of Novice Doubles.
***Senior Doubles are for athletes aged 18+ on the first day of the WPSC.
***Please see Addendum 3 for all rules and requirements that are applicable to Pora Pale athletes.
Top athletes are selected from each National Championship to represent Romania at the IPSF World Pole 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.