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Team UK 2019 Update


Team UK 2019
Cheerleading World Championships
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November

We are looking for talented athletes to represent the United Kingdom at the Cheerleading World Championships on the 23rd & 24th November 2019, in the following categories:

Juniors
Cheerleading
Cheer Dance
Urban Cheer
Must be 12yrs or over on day of competition – cannot be 16yrs

Seniors
Cheerleading
Cheer Dance
Urban Cheer
Must be 16yrs or over on day of competition – no upper limit

Criteria
Athletes must have competed in a UKCA 2018 competition
Athletes must also commit to compete in a UKCA 2019 competition

Training
Training Dates: Team UK will commence in January 2019. Training sessions will be held once a month. There will be no Team UK training in the month of August 2019.
Dates and locations to be confirmed once Team UK has been selected

Cost
The estimated costs will be approximately £1200. This will include, but not be limited to, training sessions for 11 months, flights, accommodation, transfers, training kits, Team UK Tracksuits, Team UK competition uniforms and bows. Successful athletes and dancers will pay a deposit of £250 in November 2018. This is non-refundable and will go towards their final balance.

Application Process
First Stage: Video Application – Video application deadline date: 14th September 2018
Successful applicants for the second stage will be announced by 1st October 2018

Second Stage: Successful applicants will be invited to training days on 13th and/or 14th October 2018
Location: Macclesfield
Successful applicants for TEAM UK 2019 will be announced by 1st December 2018

How to apply
Athletes should demonstrate the required skills in a video no longer than 90 seconds. If applying for a position on the Cheerleading team, ensure that the athlete lets us know which athlete they are and what they are wearing on the application form.

Welcome To Urban Cheer

We’re very excited to bring you our latest Coach Qualification.

To find out more please watch the video below.


Urban Cheer Online Conversion Course!

For a limited time only we are offering our online Urban Cheer conversion course for just £10.

This online course covers all the changes and new rules taking you from Street Cheer to Urban Cheer.

The online conversion course is available in the dashboard to all qualified Street Cheer coaches.

Discount ends 31st August 2018

Urban Cheer Courses

Qualified Street Cheer Coaches can attend any Urban Cheer course for the reduced rate of £30 until the end of the year.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online course or discount then please contact us on admin@ukca.org.uk

Team UKCA.

UKCA Competition Dates 2019


Exciting news! The UKCA competition dates for 2019 have now been confirmed and released!

Our 5 annual competitions are now live in our competition calendar. We’ll kick-off the year of Cheer competition on 22nd & 23rd February with the Antrim & Newtownabbey Primary School Festival 2019 and the NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019. On the 23rd & 24th March Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester will host the UKCA National Championships 2019. In May the UKCA Spring Championships 2019 will take place at the Manchester Velodrome on the 18th & 19th May followed by the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2019 on the 22nd & 23rd June. After the summer break the UKCA Winter Championships 2019 will return to Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester.

It promises to be another exciting year!

Before then, the UKCA Winter Championships 2018 will take place on the 1st & 2nd December 2018 at Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester.

Visit the event page in the competition calendar to make your entry today.


Entries close on the 28th October 2018.

Satellite Clubs


Satellite clubs are local sport and physical activity clubs that are designed around the needs of young people and provide them with positive, enjoyable experiences that make it easy for them to become active or to develop more regular activity habits.

Supported by or linked to a local community sports club or physical activity opportunity (The Hub), satellite clubs should be designed in such a way that they respond to the specific demands for sport from young people and should be positioned to support young people at points of disruption in their lives.

Satellite clubs should also be designed to help shape the way in which existing sport and physical activity providers tailor their offer to meet the different motivations and needs of young people, particularly those who are less active or at risk of falling out of sport.

Understanding what is important to young people and what their needs and wishes are is the first step when developing a satellite club opportunity. Satellite clubs should then be designed to meet those needs and provide a positive, fun experience, giving young people the confidence to take part.

Who is this Funding for?
– Any Club, youth group or organisation working with young people aged 14-19. The core audience among this age group being those who are inactive or generally less active on a regular basis.

What is a Satellite Club?
– Open to all Young People
– Run Regularly (at least once a week)
– Run by or supported by a local community club/coach/volunteers
– Fun, Flexible session to encourage more young People to attend.

For more information on what a Satellite Club is please download the guidance document found here.

How do I apply for Satellite Club Funding?
Applications are currently closed. Please keep checking back for updates by Greater Sport.

Already a Satellite Club?
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For further details contact
Emma Forrest

Development Officer (Children & Young People)

E: emma@greatersport.co.uk

M: 07889 094865

UKCA Courses This Autumn


Now that the competition season takes a break until the UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships 2018 you might be struggling to get your fix of Cheerleading.

Competitions are only a small part of what the UKCA offer it’s members. In-between our annual events we put on a range of training courses to help Coaches, Cheerleaders, Judges, Officials, Young Leaders and Volunteers develop their skill and prospects within the sport.

Coming up in the next few months:

Foundation Cheerleading Skills @ Rochdale – From 10.00 till 16.00

Intermediate Stunt Skills @ Macclesfield – From 9am till 5pm

Urban Cheer Foundation Skills @ North Shields – From 10.00 till 16.00

Leadership Award @ Cedars Academy – From 10.00 till 16.00

Foundation Cheerleading Skills @ Cedars Academy – From 10.00 till 16.00

Foundation Stunt Skills @ Cedars Academy – From 9.00 till 17.00

Foundation Tumbling Skills @ Cedars Academy – From 9.00 till 17.00

If you are unsure about which course to choose, or which will be right for your requirements, please use our Course Finder to assist you.

If you are interested in hosting a course, check out last week’s news article for more information on how you can make a positive impact on an athletes sporting careers and help to build a bright future for the sport:

Host Your Own UKCA Course


Did you know that if you have a suitable venue and are able to provide 12 or more participants, you can host your own UKCA course?

UKCA prides itself in offering extensive training courses for Coaches, Cheerleaders, Judges, Officials, Young Leaders and Volunteers in the disciplines of Cheerleading, Stunting, Tumbling, Urban Cheer, Cheer Dance and Pom Dance. Our courses create an environment for those interested in the sport to expand their skillset and prospects, to raise self-esteem and build confidence and to develop friendship and mutual trust.

Providing an opportunity for people to train in new areas of Cheerleading can make a positive difference to their sporting careers and helps to build a bright future for the sport.

The Host Venue must Provide:

• Sole use of a clean, warm room with adequate floor space and seating
• Access to male, female and disabled toilets
• A TV/projector and DVD player
• Access to a stereo/CD player
• Parking facilities
• Tea, coffee and refreshments facilities (if possible)
• For Tumbling or Stunting Courses, mats and additional gymnastic equipment will be required

Courses are at least 90% practical work and successful participants will receive a UKCA Qualification Certificate upon completion of the course.

If you are ready to make a positive impact on Cheer athletes and the sport visit HOST A COURSE to fill out the Organise a Course form and find out more information.

UKCA Videos

2018 has been another fantastic year for UKCA competition. Already this year we’ve seen 4 fantastic UKCA events take place, showcasing some exceptional skill, Cheer spirit and most of all fun!

We started the season with the NI Schools’ and Club Championship 2018 in Antrim, Northern Ireland followed soon after by the UKCA National Championships 2018 in Manchester. May then saw UKCA hold it’s inaugural event at Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester before returning to the National Cycling Centre in June for the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2018. It’s fair to say it’s been an incredibly busy but also an immensely fun and exciting year so far! We’re now looking forward to the UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships 2018 in December…AGES AWAY RIGHT?!

Don’t worry, we’ve created a section on our website to feed your Cheerleading cravings and keep you up-to-date with the UKCA competition action. The UKCA Videos section has all of the highlights, special performances and fun times from past UKCA competitions all in one place so you can get inspired, stay entertained, reminisce and maybe even spot you and your squad in action!

Grab your snacks and visit UKCA VIDEOS today!

European Cheerleading Championships 2018

As we’re sure you are all aware, last weekend the 2018 European Cheerleading Championships were held in the Netherlands.

The Maaspoort Arena in Den Bosch hosted more than 1,750 athletes from nine nations competed for the medals in 34 different categories. The two day event showcased some of the most talented Cheer athletes on the continent in front of a tremendous audience. The event was also streamed live on Youtube for people all over the world to see.

Teams from Great Britain smashed it winning 15 gold medals, 7 silver and 10 bronze and picked up the Spirit Award on BOTH days! Amazing!

Overall Great Britain placed second in the Medal Rankings behind winners Germany.

The official Medal count finished:

Germany 46
Great Britain 32
Russia 6
Italy 5
Ukraine 8
Slovenia 2
Ireland 1
Poland 1

We’d like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part. We are proud of you!

The full ECC2018 results can be found here:

Saturday Results
Sunday Results

UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2018 – Review



Just over a month after lighting up Belle Vue Sports Village at the UKCA Spring Championships 2018, the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2018 returned to the National Cycling Centre in style.

In a fun-filled weekend, Schools from across the UK showcased their Cheerleading prowess over 2 days of top class competition and Cheer spirit. Cheer athletes from Key Stages 1,2,3,4 and 5 represented their schools in Cheerleading, Pom Dance, Disability Pom Dance and Urban Cheer categories, competing against other schools from across the nation.

As always our fantastic comperes guided us through the weekend introducing top performance after top performance and presented us with 2 Mascot Showdowns. At the end of each day the winners and runners up were revealed during the awards ceremony where 2 teams were presented with Spirit Awards for their exceptional displays of Cheer Spirit throughout the competition.

The winner of Saturday’s Gateley Spirit Award was Park View Tigers

Congratulations to Park View Tigers on winning the @gateleyplc Spirit Award #ukca

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Sunday’s Insure4Sport Spirit Award went to The Welsh Diamonds

Congratulations to The Welsh Diamonds on winning the @insure4sport Spirit Award #ukca

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The full list of results can be found on our website:

Schools’ Championships 2018 Results – Saturday

Schools’ Championships 2018 Results – Sunday

Here are some of the highlights from social media:

😍 TROPHIES!!! #ukca #ukcheerleading #ukcheer #cheerleading

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So much team love! 💙 #UKCA #ukcheer #ukcheerleading #cheerleading #squadgoals

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Clarets looking awesome! #ukca #ukcheer #ukcheerleading #cheerleading #squadgoals

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We’d like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part over the weekend and a massive thank you to all of our organisers, volunteers, judges and spectators! We can’t wait to see you all again in December!

Stay tuned for the competition highlights video coming soon!

Teams Lead way in Bolton schools’ competition to Cheer Canon Slade


After Canon Slade Cheerleaders staged a dominant display at the Bolton Schools Cheerleading competition sweeping up numerous accolades their performances earned them a feature in The Bolton News.

Read about the triumphant Bradshaw school’s full feature here:

Teams Lead way in Bolton schools’ competition to Cheer Canon Slade

Canon Slade Cheerleaders will be with us next weekend for the UKCA National Schools’ Championships 2018! We can’t wait to see what they and all of the other competing Schools have in store for us.

You can be there. Tickets for the event are available on the official event page now.