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The United Kingdom Cheerleading Association (UKCA), home to one of the country’s fastest growing, exciting sports and world sport leaders Manchester City Council have today announced a unique partnership to support the development of Cheerleading in Manchester schools over the next three years and host a range of spectacular Championship events in the city in support of the activity.

Aimed at connecting UKCA’s formidable membership base with Manchester City Council’s world class rage of sport venues and event hosting expertise, the three year partnership will not only create a spectacular and entertaining series of events but will also support the development of this sport through schools and community clubs across the city. With the initial focus on regional and National championship, the event programme will ultimately aim for European and World events.

UKCA Chief Executive Pat Hawkins said… ‘This exciting partnership will provide countless opportunities for young people to participate in the ‘Sport of Smiles’ at all levels and ultimately, Manchester will become the Centre of Excellence for Cheerleading

Councillor Rosa Battle, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council, said….. ‘We’re really excited at the prospect of working with UKCA to develop not only their grass roots programmes, but also their major events plans. Over the past couple of academic years children and young people from Manchester’s schools have been asking for a cheerleading provision. This partnership will help us deliver what Manchester School Children want and helps the growth of this very popular sport.