As the physie world starts to gear up for the competition season, clubs are beginning to have practice comps, affectionately known as “lollipop comps” where girls get to experience the fun of the competition process in their home-ground environment. This is especially good for girls who are new to physie to get accustomed to how it all works before the ‘real thing’ in September.  It’s about gaining confidence performing for judges and an audience so that, when the time comes, they can relax and perform without stress.

As teacher Stephanie from RuncornParksays, “It was a really good opportunity for us to show the new parents exactly how a competition is run and how much their daughters get out of the experience.

The girls felt special getting dressed into their leotards and performing in front of ‘pretend’ judges. And the mums could practice doing a simple physie hairstyle and pinning on a number. Sometimes it’s the small things like this that new parents worry about but now our parents are confident that they know what to do when they turn up at a competition, as much as their girls do.

It was great to see our new parents embracing another side of physie. And the best part of the day… all of the girls went home happily licking their well-earned lollipops, super keen for the real competition season to begin!”