2014 European Cheerleading Championships Come Home to Manchester

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2014 European Cheerleading Championships Come Home to Manchester

As the world’s greatest cyclists gear up for this weekend’s Tour de France in Yorkshire, the British home of cycling in Manchester is hosting its own high-energy international competition – the 2014 European Cheerleading Championships.

Over 1,600 cheerleaders from ten countries will descend on Manchester to take part in this year’s European Cheerleading Championships, hosted at the National Cycling Centre’s Manchester Velodrome.


Manchester is well known as the UK’s Sporting City and it is no coincidence that it is also the national home of cheerleading, one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The United Kingdom Cheerleading Association, a National Organisation for the sport in Great Britain, is based in the region and (in partnership with Manchester City Council) four national championship events are hosted in the city each year.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, stated:

“We are immensely proud to be hosting such a great event here in Manchester. As a World leading Sport City, Manchester recognizes the benefits to be gained from Cheerleading – a fast-growing sport which showcases physical activity in a fun and engaging way.”

Pat Hawkins, President of the United Kingdom Cheerleading Association, commented:

“This event is the biggest European Championships ever. I know everyone here will be wowed by the teams competing this weekend.”

Vojko Korosec, the President of the European Cheerleading Association, said:

“It is a privilege to be part of this exciting sport and to witness its growth and development throughout Europe. Competitors have trained hard throughout the year to be here, it is truly a unique sport.”

Spectators can buy tickets on the door for this weekend’s action-packed event. Doors open 8am on Saturday 5th July and Sunday 6th July!

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