This weekend the UKCA Winter Championships 2018 took place for the first time at Belle Vue Sports Village, showcasing some of the finest Cheer talent in the country.
The final competition of 2018 saw Cheer athletes competed across Cheerleading, Group Stunt, Partner Stunt, Pom Dance, Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer categories, followed each day by the customary Mascot Showdown!
Buckley Cheerleading Club lit up the venue with a sparkling opening performance to the competition. We were lead through the morning by Cheerleading and Group Stunt teams before the first of THREE Awards Ceremonies that would take place over the weekend. The afternoon of Day 1 saw another batch of fantastic Cheerleading, Group Stunt and Partner Stunt teams proving their talent to the judges before the day’s Mascot Showdown and our second Awards Ceremony.
Day 2 began with Flux Dance Academy as we were treated to a morning of first-class Pom Dance routines followed by an incredible afternoon of Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer performances. Sunday’s Mascot Showdown soon followed and we ended the day with our third and final Awards Ceremony.
As always at UKCA competitions, the standards on display from the Cheer athletes were exceptionally high, making it a magnificent weekend for both spectators and judges.
Saturday’s winners of the Gateley Spirit Award were Wigan Vipers.
And Sunday’s winners of the Insure4Sport Spirit Award were Smiths Academy!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our organisers, staff, volunteers and stewards who made sure the event ran smoothly, our spectators who created an amazing atmosphere and our hosts for guiding us through a fun filled weekend!
Check out some of the highlights from social media:
Stay tuned for our official highlights video coming soon!
Well done to everyone who took part, you smashed it. We can’t wait to see you in 2019. We are proud of you!