Celebration for Ipswich baton twirlers

MAJORETTES from Ipswich have been celebrating this week after returning from the United Kingdom Federation for Majorettes (UKFM) national finals in Sussex.

MAJORETTES from Ipswich have been celebrating this week after returning from the United Kingdom Federation for Majorettes (UKFM) national finals in Sussex.

The Urban Allstar Majorettes were competing in their first finals where Sarah Fisk won the prestigious award of UKFM Miss Deputy 2007.

Originally formed last summer, the troupe has a strong focus on mixing traditional baton twirling with modern hip/hop style music, updating the concept for the 21st century.

The girls come from all over the county, but train at Britannia County Primary School, Britannia Road and Hillside School, Belstead Avenue.

The team were competing against more than 50 other competitors and leader Heather Burman was particularly impressed.

She said: “After just one year, to win [this award] is absolutely brilliant”.

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Sarah was nominated by her troupe to represent them as 'Miss Urban Allstar' and then progressed further to win the title of 'Miss Deputy' at the national finals.

The accolade now means that not only is Sarah representing The Urban Allstars, but also the UKFM at all their major events this year.

The troupe plan to continue next year and are on the look out for new members between the ages of seven-11 to join them soon.

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