Two Fairfield clubs excelling at physical culture

PHYSICAL culture is back bigger and better than ever — and two Fairfield clubs are leading the way.

"Physie" is a unique competitive Australian dance sport that combines elements of ballet, jazz, contemporary and Pilates.

Guildford West/Fairfield RSL Youth Physical Culture Club has been operating for 13 years in the Fred Galton Hall in Fairfield.

In 2013, the club came second out of all of the western zone physical culture clubs. More than 30 of its members competed in the grand finals of the zone competition.

Teacher Sammy Indrele said Bridget Dang was a student who had done well.

"Bridget won six-year-old B-grade category, is the all-round B- and C-grade champion and was also selected as dance champion," she said.

Fairfield City Physical Culture Club is a non-profit group that has been active for more than 50 years.

The club also had success in the 2013 zone competitions, with five of its member progressing to the State Final.

Courtney West won the title of Champion Girl in the Open Seniors Tall section and then received the title of overall Champion Girl.

Kimberly Richardson from Fairfield City Physical Culture Club said Physie was a fantastic sport for females of any age.

"One of our girls, Courtney West, took out the highest title and this is the third time she has done so," she said.

"Our open women's team also won the state title."

Both clubs offer classes for females from the age of three and older.

Fees are kept to a minimum.

Weekly classes cost from $3.

To join Guildford West/Fairfield RSL Youth Physical Culture Club, call Samantha Indrele on 0425 368 602.

To join Fairfield City Physical Culture Club, call Debbie West on 0411 437 468.

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