It’s always an incredibly exciting moment when a physie club wins their first BJP National Team Cup. And what’s more it’s newsworthy! Sefton Physie club recently had this great article published in their local paper. (reprinted below).
It’s a busy time of year for the girls at Sefton Physie. The group is preparing for some of their biggest shows of the year. With the Royal Easter Show around the corner, the girls will again present an exhibition of their skills in April, continuing a tradition established in 2007. The talented girls will also be performing at the Bankstown Council Recreation Expo next month.
Sefton Physie secretary Mirella Field said the club was known for producing quality athletes, with the 13 and 14 year old girls currently the National B Grade Champions. ‘Sefton has been running in the Sefton/Chester Hill community for over 25 years,’ Ms Field said.
Physical Culture, though, has been around a lot longer. It’s routines are a combination of ballet, aerobics, gymnastics and jazz all rolled into one. ‘Physie develops strength, good posture, grace and flexibility through movement, rhythm, coordination and balance – all of which are choreographed to both modern and classical music,’ Ms Field said.
Sefton Physie is a small, family-orientated club that has been helping girls as young as three years of age, right through to women. ‘ We help low income families who ordinarily would miss out on activities such as dancing. These girls find incredible satisfaction from learning and participating in our classes. The students also enjoy performing at the many community events that Sefton Physie has participated in over the years’. Besides the Royal Easter Show, the girls present demonstrations at local school fetes and neighbourhood centres.
‘Over the years we have had many outstanding results form our girls in the yearly competitions,’ Ms Field said. ‘As individuals, we have had many girls reach the finals at zone level as well as girls competing at the National Competitions which are held at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, against girls from all over Australia.’
Sefton Physie is located at the Bill Lovelee Youth Centre at Chester Hill, under the guidance of teacher Ms Tegan Reidy.