Nepean Physical Culture, which has many members from The Hills, is gearing up for another successful year after some very impressive achievements in 2023.
Sally Lamplough from Blaxland East is the overall Australian ladies champion after a scintillating performance at the recent Ladies National Finals. Sally, one of the most successful competitors from Nepean Physical Culture over the years, was first in her section at the Nationals to become the best ladies’ competitor in Australia.
Not to be overshadowed, Baulkham Hills ace Adele McGuinness won her over 60s section underlining a brilliant performance that proved that women of any age can get out there and dance like champions. Adding to the Nepean club’s success was their Novice Ladies Championship Grade side who captured the overall trophy making them the best team in Australia.
Sally dominated the over 33 ladies section, having been doing phsie since she was just four years. She has won her age group a remarkable 16 times in addition to two Overall Senior Grand Champion and two Overall Ladies Grand Champion titles.
The club have locations in Werrington, Londonderry and McGraths Hill and is a part of Australia’s longest-running and premier physie organisation. It was founded 130 years ago by Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture.
According to Kim Annesley, the Head Teacher, BJP has proudly inspired generations of Australians to exercise both body and mind through this remarkable sport.
Nepean Physical Culture has 200 members ranging from three years to over 70. “Physie is a dance sport that fuses dance styles such as jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, aerobic dance and even yoga,” Kim said.
“We had wonderful success as a club in 2023 with great results in both the individual and team components of our dance sport.”
Weekly classes are held at Windsor High School in McGraths Hill.
Other individual results from the Australian Nationals: Lyn Lamont (Glenhaven) second; Lucy Lamplough (Blaxland East) third; Zoe Lamplough (Blaxland) fourth; Ellerie Armstrong (Kurrajong) fourth; Mia Fahy (Regentville) fourth; Francine Lee-Smart (The Ponds) fourth; Erin Taylor fourth (Beaumont Hills); Lucia Posa fifth (Caddens); Hollee Stewart (Bella Vista) fifth.