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Hartlepool Hawks’ European Success Gains Recognition



After their fantastic success at this month’s European Cheerleading Championships in Germany, Hartlepool Hawks have been featured by their local news outlet the Hartlepool Mail.

Along with a host of other talented Cheer teams from across the UK, Hartlepool Hawks Cheerleading Academy’s 52 athletes made their mark in this year’s competition gaining an amazing 7 Gold medals. Team’s representing the UK won an incredible 31 medals – 10 Gold, 12 Silver and 9 Bronze. We know how much hard work and dedication goes into performing at such a high level and gaining success so it’s fantastic to see the recognition Hawks athletes have received in their local media.

“The cheerleaders, who train at their base on Moreland Street, made the grade to take part in the European Championships following their success at the UKCA National Cheerleading Championships

Athletes from as young as seven to those in their 30s showed off their skills in a number of cheer and dance divisions to take home seven gold medals.

And head coach Beccii Taylor, said she was so proud of her athletes for taking part.”

You can read the full feature by Hartlepool Mail here.

We’d like to once again say a huge well done to all of the teams who represented the UK at the ECA European Cheerleading Championships 2019! We are proud of you!

ECC 2019 – Well Done UK Teams



Last weekend saw the ECA European Cheerleading Championships 2019 take place in Heidelberg, Germany.

Over 2 days, over 1600 Cheerleaders from across the continent tested themselves against their fellow europeans in what was expected to be a record breaking European Cheerleading Championships in terms of competitors. The largest number of participants this year were from the host country Germany, followed by Great Britain and then Ukraine. As always it was an amazing spectacle to see so many talented Cheer athletes come together and compete at the highest level.

Overall teams from the UK collected an impressive 31 medals – 10 Gold, 12 Silver and 9 Bronze. Amazing!

A full list of results can be found here.

Check out the social media highlights of some of our UK Teams competing on the official UKCA Instagram channel

We’d like to say a huge well done to all of the teams involved you represented the UK fantastically!

If you were one of the superb UK contingent in Germany, don’t forget to share your selfies and pictures with us usng #UKCA!

ECC 2019 – Good Luck



The 2019 European Cheerleading Championships take place in Heidelberg, Germany this weekend. Over two days teams from across the continent will compete to be crowned European Champions in their chosen category.

We’re sure it will be an amazing weekend. Best of luck to all our teams competing, go smash it! We are proud of you!

Send the teams representing the UK a good luck message below!

UKCA National Schools’ Cheerleading Championships – Review



This weekend the National Cycling Centre in Manchester played host to UKCA’s penultimate competition of 2019, the UKCA National Schools’ Cheerleading Championships.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO:

The annual showcase of School Cheerleading Squads took place across two days and lived up to all the expectation. Schools from around the UK competed against their fellow squads across various Key Stages and Cheer categories, testing themselves at a national level.

Over the weekend we saw teams compete in Cheerleading, Disability Cheerleading, Pom Dance and Urban Cheer categories from KS1 up to KS5 as well as 2 customary Mascot Showdowns. As we’ve come to expect at our championships the standard of performances was incredibly high as each squad gave it their all to show the judges and the crowd what they can do. In addition to the trophies on offer to our Cheer athletes for their routines, there was also the Gateley Plc Spirit Award & Insure4Sport Spirit Award up for grab for teams showing exceptional Cheer Spirit.

All of the results from the UKCA National Schools’ Cheerleading Championships 2019 are live on our website.

Schools’ Championships 2019 – Saturday

Schools’ Championships 2019 – Sunday

The Gateley Plc Spirit Award for Saturday went to OPJS Otters.

Sunday’s Insure4Sport Spirit Award went to Castell Alun.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who made it such a special weekend! We hope to see you all again in December for our Winter Championships!

Here are some of the highlights from social media:

We can’t wait to see you all in December for the UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships on the 7th & 8th December.

UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019 – One Week To Go



The UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019 are now just a week away!

The annual showcase of School Cheerleading Squads takes place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester across two days and promises to be another fantastic occasion. Schools from all over the United Kingdom will compete against their peers across various Key Stages and Cheer categories. It’s their chance to show our judges and spectators what they’ve been working on and test themselves at a national level. The competition will begin at 9am on Saturday and Sunday. A full running order has been sent to all coaches.

In addition to the sporting competition, our Gateley Spirit Award and Insure4Sport Spirit Award will also be up for grabs for the Cheer squads who demonstrate exceptional Cheer Spirit throughout each day, so bring your smiles and Cheer loud and proud!

We can’t wait to welcome you all to another UKCA competition.

Get yourself in the mood for this year’s championships with the highlights from the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2018:

Make sure you’re there to witness all the action next weekend, grab your tickets today:

Squad Feature: Bryn Gwalia Sharks



A school in Mold, Flintshire’s Cheerleading team were recently featured by their local newspaper LeaderLive following success in a local competition.

After Bryn Gwalia Sharks’ Year 5 and 6 Cheerleading teams won their Pom Dance category at Buckley Cheerleading Club’s Cheerfest event at Deeside Leisure Centre, they are now preparing for the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019.

Maria Kennedy their Cheer Coach said: “Cheerleading promotes good sportsmanship and encouragement of other teams and it is great for building confidence.

“Next, they’re entering the UK Cheerleading Association National Schools’ Championships at the the Manchester Velodrome on June 22 so they’re all practicing.”

We’d like to say a huge well done to Bryn Gwalia Sharks on their fantastic performance at Buckley Cheerleading Club’s Cheerfest event. We are proud of you!

Read the full article about Bryn Gwalia Sharks’ achievement here.

Bryn Gwalia Sharks will be competing along with teams from all over the UK at the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019. You can catch all of the action LIVE from the stands:

UKCA Spring Cheerleading Championships 2019 – Review



Last weekend the UK Cheerleading Association’s 3rd major competition of the year, the UKCA Spring Cheerleading Championships 2019, took place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

We saw some top class Cheerleading, Stunt, Partner Stunt, Group Stunt, Cheer Dance, Pom Dance and Urban Cheer performances as well as 2 Mascot Showdowns and a very special performance from Nela Šarić!

Day 1 was opened by Hurricanes who set the standard for the rest of the day’s competition with a superb performance. After an action packed day, Sparklers ended the first day in style before the eagerly anticipated Mascot Showdown. The high standards didn’t drop on Sunday as Horizon Hotshots’ excellent opener led us into the second day of competitive Cheerleading. Before the final Mascot Showdown and Award Ceremony of the weekend, Saturday’s Gateley Spirit Award winners, Wigan Vipers, closed the event with fantastic routine.

We’d like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part in the competition across the weekend and a huge 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.

All of the results from the competition can be found below:

Saturday 18th May 2019 – Morning Results

Saturday 18th May 2019 – Afternoon Results

Sunday 18th May 2019 – Results

The winners of Saturday’s Gateley Plc Spirit Award were Wigan Vipers.

Sunday’s Insure4Sport Spirit Award went to Buckley Cheerleading Club

Check out the UKCA Spring Cheerleading Championships Highlights video:



Spectator tickets for our next competition, the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019, are available for purchase now. Grab yours today and take in all the action at the National Cycling Centre in June.

UKCA Spring Championships 2019 – Road Closures



This weekend the UKCA Spring Cheerleading Championships 2019 take place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Those attending the event on SUNDAY should be aware that there are road closures in the city as part of the Great Manchester Run.

This year’s Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run will take place on Sunday 19th May 2019 and includes the Junior, Mini, 10k and Half Marathon events. We’re celebrating 17 years of our hugely popular running event this year.

Several roads within the city will be affected by the events and road closures and traffic diversion plans will be in operation on the day. We’ll be installing warning notices seven days before the event.

The Mancunian Way and parts of Ashton New Road, Ashton Old Road and Alan Turing Way close to the National Cycling Centre are closed until 12:30 for the Half Marathon Route.

Attendees are advised to plan their journey and leave plenty of time to get to the venue.

Please take a look at the following PDF for a full breakdown of road closures in Manchester across the day:

ROAD CLOSURES – Great Manchester Run 2019, Sunday 19th May

UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019 – Enter now



UKCA’s 4th competition of the year, the National Schools’ Championships, are almost here and there is only a limited time left to enter!

The annual festival of Cheer held in Manchester showcases some of the most talented school Cheer teams from around the UK. After a phenomenal start to 2019 with the NI School’s and Club Championships, the National Championships and what promises to be an amazing Spring Championships the National School’s competition marks the end of domestic competition until December. It’s not one to be missed!

The championships will feature teams from:

Saturday 22nd June:
KS1
KS2
Disability
Sunday 23rd June:
KS3
KS4
KS5



Don’t miss your chance to be part of a special weekend. Entries close on Monday 13th May, a week today!