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UKCA National Championships 2020 – Entries Close Soon


Fresh off the back of entries closing for the UKCA Northern Ireland National Schools & Club Championships 2020 earlier this week there is now less than TWO WEEKS left to enter the UKCA National Championships 2020!

The UKCA National Championships 2020, taking place at Belle Vue Sports Village, is UKCA’s first major competition of 2020 held in Manchester and represents an opportunity for high performing teams to qualify for selection to compete internationally at the European Cheerleading Championships.

Along with performances in Cheerleading, Group Stunt, Partner Stunt, Pom Dance, Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer categories there will be plenty of fun and excitement to get involved in across the weekend including special awards for teams displaying exceptional Cheer Spirit!

Dates:

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2020

Location:

Belle Vue Sports Village,
Kirkmanshulme Lane,
Belle Vue,
Manchester,
M12 4TF

Entry Deadline – Thursday 6th February 2020

It promises to be another amazing weekend of competitive Cheerleading. Secure your team’s places today, ENTER NOW:

NI National Schools & Club Championships 2020 – Entries Close Soon


The annual UKCA Northern Ireland National Schools & Club Championships is the first UKCA championships of the calendar year and the second of five major competitions of the Cheerleading season.

The event hosting performances in Cheerleading, Group Stunt, Partner Stunt, Pom Dance, Cheer Dance, Urban Cheer and Pom Dance Doubles categories will once again take place at the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre on 29th February 2020! It’s a fantastic opportunity for Cheerleading clubs to test their skills against their peers for the first time this year in an action packed and fun-filled day!

Entries for the NI National Schools & Club Championships 2020 close on MONDAY (20th Jan)! Don’t miss your chance to start the year in style, enter your teams today!

UKCA 2020 Preview


After another successful 2019 at the UK Cheerleading Association including 5 major comeptitions, European Championships, the Cheerleading World Championships and a whole host of training courses we’re now looking ahead to 2020 which promises to be another amazing year to be involved with UKCA.

We have 5 Major Competitions coming up in 2020:

THE ENTRY DEADLINE for the UKCA NI National Schools & Club Championships 2020 is Monday 20th January! Don’t miss your first chance to compete this year, confirm your team’s places today ENTER NOW!

We’ll also have a range of coaching courses throughout the year.Here’s what we have in store in the coming months starting with a Leadership Award in Stockport on 26th January!

Pick up the qualifications you need in 2020 on one of our fantastic training courses.

2020 promises to be another exciting year in the sport of Cheerleading, we look forward to seeing you all throughout the year!

Finding Your Voice Through Volunteering


Recently, GreaterSport a registered charity in Greater Manchester who aim to change lives through physical activity and sport featured the story of inspirational UKCA Volunteer, Katrina.

“Following years of negative verbal abuse, Katrina stopped talking to people outside of her family unit as she had lost all trust in others and her confidence was at rock bottom. Breakthrough, an organisation which supports disabled people trying to find work, were helping her, and suggested she should try volunteering to help improve her confidence and give her the opportunity to talk to other people again.

Katrina joined UK Cheerleading Association (UKCA) volunteer programme, and started to volunteer at their events in Manchester. The programme was a perfect fit for her…”
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UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships 2019 – Review


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:

SATURDAY (AM) RESULTS
SATURDAY (PM) RESULTS
SUNDAY RESULTS

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!

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Amazing start to the #UKCAWinterChamps2019 today!

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UKCA Qualified Coach nominated for two Yorkshire Choice Awards


Using skills learnt with us, UKCA Qualified Coach, Jillian Blowman who runs Cheertots® and JB Cheer Academy, has been nominated for TWO awards at the Yorkshire Choice Awards.

The Yorkshire Choice Awards were founded as an opportunity to recognise and raise the awareness of local people and independent businesses who are inspirational in their own way or in the markets they serve. The Awards give the deserving nominees, finalists, and winners the exposure that is so deserving.

Since qualifying with UKCA Jillian has capitalised on the skills she learnt with us and launched Cheertots® and JB Cheer Academy in September 2018! Jillian was a finalist in April 2019 after launching only 7 months previously.

The categories Jillian has been nominated for are Business Woman of the Year and New Starter Business.

Jillian says “As a finalist in April 2019 after launching only 7 months previous, we have progressed even further bringing by Tumble classes AND programmes to local schools.

As we head into the New Year, we aim to provide more classes in the community and develop our party offering even further.

Thank you to all parents and schools who work with us! We absolutely LOVE what we do!”

It’s amazing to see cheer coaches gain recognition for their hard work. We would like to say a huge well done to Jillian for her amazing efforts in her local community and wish her the best of luck at the awards.

You can vote for Jillian Blowman in the Business Woman of the Year AND New Starter Business of the Year categories via the Yorkshire Choice Awards website. VOTE NOW!

Well Done Team UK!


Last weekend the 10th Cheerleading World Championships took place in Takasaki, Japan.

Team UK touched down in Japan on Wednesday 20th November to put the final touches to their routine ahead of the weekend’s comeptition.

Squads from far and wide descended on the Takasaki Arena to compete against the best Cheer athletes in the world. Across 2 days of competition, Masters, Senior, Junior 2 and Junior 1 teams performed in a range of categories including Cheerleading, Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer.

Team UK competed across the championships and managed to win a fantastic 4 trophies!

Final placings

Urban Cheer Doubles
Juniors – 2nd
Seniors – 5th

Urban Cheer
Juniors – 2nd
Seniors – 2nd

Cheer Dance Doubles
Juniors – 4th
Seniors – 7th

Cheer Dance
Juniors – 4th

Cheerleading
Juniors – 2nd
Seniors – 4th

We’d like to say a huge well done to TEAM UK and all of the staff involved! You did an amazing job of representing the UK on the world stage!

Take a look at some of Team UK’s highlights from social media:

We’d also like to thank our partner Cheadle House Hotel for their continued support.