Stix Twirl Academy is a Baton Twirling Team based in Portsmouth. We compete with the British Baton twirling Federation (BBTF) and the International Baton twirling association (IBTA
We currently have 10 members in our team ranging from 7 years up to 30 years old. We train twice a week at Havant Academy on Monday's for beginners and Highbury College in Cosham for our Int/Adv Athletes on Saturdays. We are a non-profit team so we keep costs to a minumim in return for good conduct and maximum effort and commitment.
Stix is coached by Sammie Mcguire. Sammie has twirled for over 20 years for BBTSA and has represented her country for over 10 years at the sport, both in the team events and in freestyle and pairs. Sam has most recently been selected to represent England at the European championships in Germany next month in Senior Women Freestyle. We are all very fortunate that Sam is sharing her knowledge and love of the sport with us.
We train hard at Stix to be the best that we can be. As well as Baton twirling we also focus on body conditioning, flexibility and stamina.
Throughout the year we compete at many competitions across the UK. IBTA hold 4 contests a year; Nationals a 4 days event over Easter, Summer Championships, Winter Championships and the Irish Championships in Dublin in October which is held over 3 days.
BBTF Hold 3 contests a year over the country; January in Southampton, Nationals in May in Portsmouth and October in Dawlish, Devon.
We sometimes also compete in small open contests through out the year. We hope to take some of our juniors to compete at England Selections in the future.
All our team costumes are made by Jane Snell & Sammie Mcguire. Fabulous costumes are essential for us at contest ;) ;)
We all love what we do and work very hard to be the best that we can be. Teamwork makes the dream work :)
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