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Venom Stunt and Cheer at Milano’s Fashion & Gymnastics

Bank holiday weekend saw the Trafford Centre’s Great Hall taken over by acrobatic and gymnastic displays as our featured suppliers, Milano Pro Sport celebrated their 21st Birthday with a fashion and gymnastics showcase.


The show promised to be something the audience had never seen before with the company displaying new Milano Collections alongside gymnastic and dancing performances, including Britain’s Got Talent winners, Spelbound.

Venom Stunt and Cheer

They weren’t the only troupe to take to the stage as our very own team, Venom Stunt and Cheer also had the chance to perform to the crowd. They were also in attendance to spread the word about cheerleading and had lovely new Milano uniforms to perform in.

Venom Stunt and Cheer

Venom meets Spelbound

Venom Stunt and Cheer meet BGT’s Spelbound

They had this to say about the day:

We loved performing on the stage! We had a great day at the Trafford Centre everyone loved our new Milano uniforms – had such a fab day!

Thank you very much for representing the UKCA and cheerleading.

We are proud of you. We say we are proud of you.

Milano Fashion and Gymnastics Showcase

Milano Pro Sport

Our featured supplier, Milano Pro Sport, who are also associated with British Gymnastics, will be showcasing their latest collection at the Trafford Centre on Saturday 24th August.

It will feature a fashion show like you’ve never seen before, including gymnast displays, tumbling, cheerleading, dance and more.

There will be live performances from British Gymnastic talent as well as the chance to meet top international gymnasts for autographs and photographs.

PLUS Britain’s Got Talent winners, Spelbound will be performing.


The acrobatic gymnasts, formed in 2009, were all members of the Great Britain Acrobatic Gymnastics Team won a vast amount of medals between them at national and international level.

They were catapulted into stardom when they won ITV show, Britain’s Got Talent in front of 15 million people.

Spelbound BGT

Since winning the artistic gymnastic group have performed around the globe as well as having the honour to perform for members of the Royal family at two Royal Variety Performances.

There will be three shows running across the day at 11am, 1 and 3pm. For more information, visit the Milano Pro Sport Facebook page.

UKCA Northern Ireland at the World Police & Fire Games

The countdown has begun to the World Police & Fire Games in Belfast starting on 1st August. 3600 volunteers are eagerly anticipating the opening ceremony.

World Police & Fire Games

This year’s proceedings include a star turn from the UKCA Northern Ireland Cheerleaders, who will perform their routine to lead on 500 athletes from Canada. The team of 20 cheerleaders from six Northern Ireland clubs has been brought together by National Squad Director, Karen Graham.

The girls have been preparing and rehearsing their choreography hard over the last few weeks to their chosen track, ‘Hollywood’ by Michael BublΓ©.

UKCA NI Rehearsals

UKCA NI Rehearsals

The World Police & Fire Games is biennial event for serving and retired police, fire, prison and bored security officers. The third largest international multi-sport event in the world and the largest sporting event to take place in Northern Ireland. This year will see 56 sports, including badminton, rugby, wrestling and cycling, held at 41 venues across Northern Ireland.

Kings Hall Belfast

The opening ceremony will be the showcase event and will take place on Thursday 1st August at a specially constructed arena at the King Hall’s complex in Belfast. It represents the official welcome of athletes and their friends and family in a bright, colourful and vibrant carnival atmosphere.

BBC Northern Ireland will bring full, live coverage of the opening ceremony of the 20th World & Police Fire Games. Live pictures will be beamed across the world through online streaming, to access the live stream log on to Coverage begins at 6.30pm (BST).

It’s a true honour for the UKCA Northern Ireland cheerleaders to be involved in this huge event.

We wish you a massive good luck!

“We are proud of you. We say, we are proud of you!”

Exeter Cheer Festival

Last weekend was the Exeter Cheer Festival held at the Riverside Leisure Centre. The event had cheerleading and pom dance competition and displays. Some of our UKCA judges went along to judge the talent for the competition.

Exeter Cheer Festival

We received this message of thanks from the event coordinator:


A huge thank you to Kim, Hannah and Sharon for judging at Exeter Cheer Festival today , you were Fab!!!!

See you next year,

Beverley Spragg

Brooke School Cheerleaders

Brooke Allstarz (primary) and Brooke Twirly Birds (secondary) cheerleading squads from Rugby in Warwickshire were formed four years ago. They started out as lunchtime clubs run by teaching assistants who attended the UKCA Cheerleading Coaches course.

Awards Ceremony

They wowed the judges four years ago at their first Nationals and we was so blown away by their talent that we gave them their own category, Special Schools Disability. This allowed them to compete with their mainstream peers.

The team has won numerous awards at the Special Schools County Championships and Special Schools Nationals so it was a privilege to have them compete at this year’s National School’s Championships at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Brooke Cheerleaders

Following their performance, we received this thank you message from the team:

I wanted to say a big thank you to the UKCA and all its helpers and volunteers for making our trip to the Nationals on Saturday such a fantastic day. You are all so kind, helpful and accommodating which takes the stress out the day for us and means we can enjoy everything without having to think or worry about a thing.

Our cheerleaders were thrilled with their 1st and 2nd places and the trophies too of course. My self and the other coaches were totally shocked with our very unexpected trophy for Schools Development and we are also very excited and thrilled to be recognised for our hard work.

Many, many thanks for a wonderful day.


We are glad you’re thrilled with the trophies, very much deserved!