This weekend marked the start of UKCA’s competitive Cheerleading season with the sparkling Winter Cheerleading Championships 2019.
The annual event held at Manchester’s Belle Vue Sports Village welcomed teams from across the United Kingdom to compete in Cheerleading, Stunt, Partner Stunt, Group Stunt, Cheer Dance, Pom Dance; and Urban Cheer categories for a chance to test their skills against their fellow Cheer teams.
BGC opened the two-day event on Saturday in a blistering fashion which set the tone for the rest of the competition. A jam-packed day of action followed including 2 awards ceremonies and a Mascot Showdown! Sunday’s action got underway with a sensational performance from Spotlight Stars followed by another full day of competitive Cheerleading action.
The UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championship 2019 also introduced two brand new awards – Junior Grand Champions and Senior Grand Champions, which were handed to the highest performing teams each day.
Saturday’s Junior Grand Champions (12 & Under) were Wigan Wipers Cheer & Dance (Junior A Level 1) and the Senior Grand Champion Award (13 +) went to Clarets Nemesis (Junior B Level 2).
Sunday’s Junior Grand Champions (12 & Under) was awarded to Clarets Fusion (Urban Cheer Junior A) and the Senior Grand Champion Award (13 +) went to Clarets Vibe (Pom Dance Senior Level 2).
Saturday’s Gateley Spirit Award was won by Fusion
Sunday’s Insure4Sport Spirit Award was won by Wigan Vipers
All of the results from the competition can be found below:
We would like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part in the competition across the weekend and a massive thank you to everybody who made the event possible. As always you made it a weekend to remember! Keep sharing your pictures and selfies with us from the event using #UKCA.
Check out the highlights from social media below and keep an eye out for the Winter Championships Highlights video coming soon!