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Manchester Sports Awards 2018 – Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Sports Awards.

Who’s gone the extra mile, who’s gone above and beyond, who’s had their greatest sporting year? If you want to recognise an achievement or thank someone for their efforts from your club then now is the time to nominate.

For more information and to view the different categories visit the website.

Nominations are open until Monday 3 September 2018.

Successful nominees will be contacted in September and the top 3 in each category will be invited to the Sports Awards evening on Saturday 27 October 2018 at the Hilton Hotel (Deansgate).

Street Cheer Leadership Course – Highlights

At the start of this month UKCA hosted a fantastic Street Cheer Leadership Course in Newcastle, and all the fun was caught on video!

The one-day course included a mix of practical and theory work, covering areas such as Health & Safety, Communication, Motivation, Team Building and Leadership Skills necessary to assist the delivery of Cheerleading activities under the guidance of a Qualified Coach.

Successful participants received a Leadership certificate of qualification enabling them to assist their Coaches. Amazing!

Watch the highlights from the course below:

We’d like to thank UKCA’s Development Coordinator, Anna Melling, for putting the highlights together, we think it gives a fantastic insight on the fun and education to be had on a UKCA Course!

If you are interested in attending a UKCA Street Cheer Course we currently have 3 upcoming dates in our diary:

Street Cheer Basic Skills @ Newcastle upon Tyne – 08/10/2017

Street Cheer Leadership Award @ Newcastle upon Tyne – 10/12/2017

Street Cheer Basic Skills @ Wolverhampton – 23/02/2018

There are, of course, many more courses across the country in various areas of the sport too! Just visit the UKCA Course Diary, find a course, and take the next step on your Cheerleading journey!

Unsure which course that is right for you? You can visit the UKCA Course Finder and Pathway to help inform your next move!

Winter Championships 2016 – Get Your Entries In!

Don’t forget: Get your entries in for the UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships 2016, there is only a few days left to enter! UKCA competitions are always exciting, by entering a competition this gives you the opportunity to show off your skills and challenge yourself. Visit: https://ukca.org.uk/competitions/winter-championships-2016 now to book on to our final competition of the year!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Team UK Cheerleading World Championships November 2017 Japan

We are looking for talented athletes to represent the United Kingdom at the Cheerleading World Championships November 2017 in the following categories:


Cheer Dance
Cheer Dance Doubles
Must have turned 12 on day of competition
Cannot be older than 16 on day of competition


Group Stunt
Partner Stunt
Cheer Dance
Cheer Dance Doubles
Must be over the age of 16 on day of competition


Athletes must have competed in a UKCA 2016 competition
Athletes must also commit to compete in a UKCA 2017 competition

Application Process

Online application form plus video
Video showing skills listed – maximum one minute

Click here to submit your entry

Application Deadline Date 31st October 2016

Successful Applicants Announced 30th November 2016

If you have athletes that fit the criteria and would like to be considered for this once in a life time opportunity, please pass on this information.

Team UK Required Skills

Tumbling – Minimum requirement
Standing back handspring on a non-sprung floor
Tumble pass showing other linked skills
Jumps – Sequence including not less than
Toe touch – Herkie on both legs – Pike
Show a number of flexibility skills on the ground
Heel stretch – Scale – Scorpion – Spike

 • Video showing skills listed above – maximum one minute

Group Stunt/Partner Stunt
Continuous stunts including different mounts & dismounts

• Video showing skills listed above – maximum one minute

Cheer Dance
Kicks – Splits – Leaps – Jumps – Pirouettes – Fouttes

• Video showing skills listed above – maximum one minute

Only one video per athlete can be accepted

Successful Applicants Announced 30th November 2016

September Newsletter


World Class Stunt Workshop

Thanks to our European friends for sharing your top level knowledge and experience, and helping to educate more than 150 UKCA coaches and athletes at the fabulous stunt workshops over a wonderful weekend.


We are proud of you!

Longstanding UKCA Volunteers, Karen and Louise Adlam supporting others click here for more information.


Regular performance opportunities while supporting local teams.


Futsal – North West
Contact Simon Wright

Wheelchair Basketball – Nationwide
Contact Franky Harper


Top Tips from the Judges

Gain invaluable knowledge and understanding about the score sheet by booking onto the Level 1 Judging Course


Winter Championships Entries Closing Soon

The deadline for entries is 24/10/2016 so don’t miss out!

Click here to enter now


Team UK 2017

Announcement to be made Monday 10th October, check back with us soon

We can’t wait to see you all at the next event.

Team UKCA.

Stunting Workshops With UKCA

On the 10th and 11th September 2016 we’ve got two amazing one day stunt workshops coming up.

Both courses will be delivered by top international coaches to ensure that you get the best possible training available. As with all UKCA courses and workshops there will be a mixture of practical and theory based teaching to help you get a good feel for stunting and hopefully learn a lot. If you would like to book onto the course, book now to avoid disappointment as there are only limited spaces available.

You can book on and find more information about the stunting workshops at https://ukca.org.uk/coaching_courses/stunt-workshop-11/

Of course if the stunting workshop isn’t for you then there are plenty of other courses throughout the year in other areas of the sport. All of our courses that we are holding throughout the year can be found here https://ukca.org.uk/education/upcoming-courses/.
You can also use the Education Pathway to help you find the course thats right for you and take the next steps on your Cheerleading journey https://ukca.org.uk/education/pathway/.

We hope to see you soon

A Busy, Inspiring Week

As always there is plenty to talk about at the UKCA. As we continue preparations for the upcoming UKCA Spring Championships in May, we have seen coaching courses and even an inspirational talk from Official UKCA Ambassador Vicky Howarth at a Manchester Community Group.

Earlier this week a group of UKCA Cheerleaders took part in a leadership course in Chorley as part of their development in the sport and we managed to get some pictures of them in action!



We hope you all had a great time and learnt plenty!

Joining a UKCA course helps Cheerleaders to improve and develop skills in an encouraging environment that helps the next generation of Cheerleaders feel confident and inspired by the sport. If you would like to take the next step on your Cheerleading journey find a course that’s right for you at ukca.org.uk/education/upcoming-courses/.

UKCA Ambassador Vicky Howarth, is someone whose sporting journey has been an inspiration to everyone at the association and recently she shared her story as she gave a very inspiring speech to a community group in Wythenshaw, Manchester. She spoke about how she has overcome her extremely rare condition that causes the degeneration of sight which has led to her becoming a National Champion at the Riding for the Disabled Association National Competition 2015 as well as achieving amazing results in her equestrian career winning over 300 1st place rosettes in National equestrian competitions. In addition to her horse riding achievements Vicky has become a dedicated member of the Cheerleading association and coaches a number of teams in Manchester. UKCA have supported Vicky throughout her journey as a Cheerleader and sportswoman, her commitment at competitions and events is amazing and she also gives others a helping hand.


After the talk Vicky received this letter thanking her for inspiring talk and wishing her luck for the future. UKCA are extremely proud and privileged to work with Vicky. We are proud of you, say we are proud of you!


UKCA offers opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. For regular updates about what is happening at the UKCA and a host of opportunities sign up to become a member here https://ukca.org.uk/members/become-a-member/ it only takes 5 minutes.

Cheerleading World Championships are here!

The time has arrived! We’ve been looking ahead to the Cheerleading World Championships with excitement all year long. This year the Competition is being held in Berlin, and our very own Team UK is out there right now getting ready to give the performance of their lives!


Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it all the way to Berlin because there is a live stream where you can catch all of the Cheerleading action!



It’s going to be a fantastic event full of Cheer and excitement. You can find out more from their Official website www.ifc-hdqrs.org and even Follow them on Twitter for more live updates right here @ifc_cheer.

We wish all of the very best of luck to each and every team competing, we want everyone to Cheer their hearts out. Let’s give an extra special cheer to Team UK!

“Say we are proud of you, say we are proud of you – good job!”


Share your support for our Team UK over social media with your Tweets and Facebook posts.