Exeter to Host South West’s First Major Cheerleading Competition!

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Exeter to Host South West’s First Major Cheerleading Competition!

Exeter to Host South West’s First Major Cheerleading Competition!

On Saturday 13th July, Exeter Riverside Leisure Centre will be throwing it’s doors open for the South West’s first ever cheerleading competition. Supported by Exeter Gymnastics Club, Exeter Cheer Festival provides an opportunity for Cheer Groups in the region to meet and compete, whatever their level of ability.

The vibrant festival is the brain child of Cheer Coach Sara Hole, “Cheerleading is my passion and I really wanted to get youngsters involved. Our closest Cheer event is Manchester, which is a long way for 4 to 6 year olds to travel, so I decided to organise something local which would be open to teams of all abilities and ages”.

Since it’s launch in January the response has been amazing. Support from Exeter Gymnastics Club, sponsorship from local company DGI Interiors and a community grant from Exeter City Council has given the fledgling event a real boost. Already Cheerleading teams from across the South West have signed up and spectator tickets to the event are selling fast.

Michael Euridge, Director of Exeter Gymnastics Club and keen supporter of the event comments, “Sara’s enthusiasm has motivated the Exeter Gymnastics Club to support and help sponsor the event as part of their ‘Olympic Legacy Policy’ for their Cheerleading Group. I hope that the Festival will become an annual inclusion in the City of Exeter’s cultural programme.”

Exeter Cheer Festival offers plenty of scope for the whole community to get involved and join in the fun, providing opportunities for volunteers (Festival Makers) to help out on the day. The event is being held in association with the UKCA (UK Cheerleading Association) who are providing professional judges for the event, which will be attended by the Major of Exeter.

The closing date for all Team entries is Saturday 18th May 2013. For more details on how to enter a Team in the event, volunteer or to purchase spectator tickets, email: exetercheerfestival@live.co.uk or visit www.exetercheerfestival.co.uk

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