ISSUE 1 | 2021

A very warm welcome to everyone in the FISAF Australia community! We hope that you all had some time over Christmas to rest and recharge after the year that was 2020.

Our team is excited to be back, and we are busy planning lots of exciting things for the upcoming season for you to enjoy. It is looking to be a very big year indeed as we welcome a number of new schools who are joining FISAF, and lots of new athletes joining local sport aerobics clubs.  Many of the athletes joining a club for the first time have previously participated in our School Stream so we look forward to seeing more of them up on stage as they embark on their journey within our Elementary, National and International Streams!

It is great to see everyone getting organised for the year nice and early.  We have heard from a number of schools and clubs who are busy forming their teams, and learning their new choreography.

This year we aim to bring as many competition opportunities as possible to each of our states. We know how excited everyone is to get back up on stage and see all their friends from near and far at the competitions again.  We have such a special community full of support and encouragement, so it's great to kick off another competition season!  

Please enjoy reading this issue to see what is coming up in the next few months.

Best wishes,

The FISAF Team

At this stage we are heading into a full season with multiple live competitions in each state.

The structure of our events program will return to past years, beginning with Super Series, then State Championships, National Championships and ending with Future Champions Cup.  

As always, we will ensure all competitions are compliant with Government health and safety protocols and advice in order to keep our members and spectators well.  Information will be distributed prior to each event.

Read on for more details about dates and locations for this year's season!

We are pleased to announce that Lucy Goddard has been appointed as the Australian representative on the FISAF International Technical Committee this year. 

The Committee is formed by nominations from various FISAF member countries.  It is tasked with overseeing international rules and regulations, and keeping members all around the world informed about rules, competitions and general information regarding the sport. The committee also works together to create social media content, workshops at competitions, and sponsorship.

Lucy has exceptional experience in our sport, and with FISAF and we know she will be an excellent contributor, and are very proud to have her represent Australia on the  Committee.

Congratulations Lucy!
Our Advisory Panel is responsible for the implementation of rules and procedures in order to uphold the high standard of FISAF sport aerobics and fitness in Australia.

We are delighted to announce this year's panel members:
  • Jo Mills (Chair)
  • Tracey Speville (VIC)
  • Sandi Heard (SA)
  • Gemma Macmillan (QLD)
  • Leah Dougherty (VIC)
  • Nicole Coull (NSW)
  • Nicole Courtie (QLD)
  • Kirsty De Lore (NSW)
  • Emma O'Keeffe (VIC)
  • Casey Douglas (QLD)
  • Katie Cummings (SA)
  • Allira Bull (NSW)
  • Lauryn Sword (QLD)

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the nomination process and wish the panel members well for the year ahead!
SPOTLIGHT : Kristy De Lore, Head Judge

We are delighted to spotlight Kristy in this issue as she has been involved with FISAF Australia for many years – most recently as one of our Head Judges.

Kristy has been involved in a number of sports since she was very young.  She started ballet at 5 years old, and went on to competitive swimming, water polo and sport aerobics right through to her adult life.

Kristy first became involved in sport aerobics in Year 11 when her PE teacher asked if she would join the school team.  Her teams won both state and national medals, which spurred her on to participate in aerobics outside of school.  After joining a club and becoming part of a step team, she qualified through state and national championships, eventually making it to the FISAF World Championships in 2000 and 2001.  Her team won Gold in 2000, and Silver in 2001, after competing against some 30 other teams from around the world.

Nowadays, when Kristy isn’t cuddling her beautiful labradors, Bailey and Charlie, or watching her passion that is musical theatre, Kristy is busy working as a fitness teacher/group instructor in her hometown of Newcastle. She also works for Royal Life Saving NSW in training and assessing members for their First Aid and CPR qualifications.  Together, these roles keep her very busy indeed, which makes us feel lucky to have Kristy still involved with in FISAF competitions as a head judge!

Remarkably, Kristy has been judging with FISAF since 2004, and has travelled with the Australian team to the World Championships every year since 2008.  During this period she has served as either a judge or Australian team coach, which has enabled her to return with a wealth of experience to share.

When asked about what she enjoys most about being part of the FISAF Australia Community, Kristy is quick to say “the people…I love meeting fantastic people who are passionate, inspiring and supportive of others”.   Despite her a busy career outside of competitive aerobics, Kristy “loves being able to contribute to helping athletes achieve their goals”.

Kristy De Lore
Australian & International Judge

We are grateful for Kristy’s continued enthusiasm in her role with us, and her efforts in mentoring junior judges.  

Each year she looks forward to the FISAF competition season and the joy she gets to see on the faces of athletes who are doing what they love.

We would like to thank Kristy for her dedication to FISAF and to the sport in general, and look forward to working with her for years to come.  We encourage you to say ‘hi’ to Kristy when you see her at the competitions!

CLUB ATHLETES: Does your school offer sport aerobics?

Schools around Australia love being involved in FISAF, and we want yours to as well!  

The FISAF Australia School Stream offers a simplified approach to learning and performing aerobics to enable as many students to become involved in our amazing sport as possible.  

We have plenty of useful resources to help get a program going.  We also have a dedicated School Development Representative who has years of experience in running programs in schools who can help too.

If you would like your school to offer the sport that you love, please email us at  We would love to hear from you!

Click here to purchase

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign