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Coming Up in 2019

First of all, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year once again. We hope 2019 is as fun, exciting and successful as 2018. Last year was a fantastic year at the UK Cheerleading Association. We hosted 5 competitions throughout the year, held courses all across the country and welcomed countless newly qualified Cheer coaches.

2019 promises to be another incredible year for Cheerleading with UKCA.

Competition Dates

We have another 5 UKCA competitions to bring to you this year starting with the NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019 in February. Here are all the competition dates for your 2019 diary:

Entries for the NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019 close very soon (Monday 14th January 2019). Don’t miss your chance to be at the first competition of the year, ENTER NOW.

Upcoming Courses

New year, new skills. In addition to our busy competition schedule, the year will bring an abundance of UKCA training courses across all areas of the sport. Our first course of the year, a Foundation Cheerleading Skills course in Stockport has already taken place and there are plenty more to come in the Spring. Our current list of courses are below with more to be added throughout the year.

Team UK

After a huge number of applications (over 100) and subsequent squad announcement in late 2018, Team UK are now preparing for the 10th Cheerleading World Championships in Takasaki, Japan. The competition will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019. Throughout the year Team UK will regularly train together as they refine their routines in preparation for representing the UK at one of the biggest Cheer competitions of the year.

It’s going to be another amazing year. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube channel and hashtag your Cheerleading posts with #UKCA to join the conversation.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all at the UK Cheerleading Association! We hope 2019 is as exciting and successful as last year for you all. Stay tuned for our 2018 review post…

Team UK Vacancy

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are looking for a senior girl to join Team UK for the Cheer team. We are looking for someone who can tumble and preferably standing back tuck along with basing at a high level. Videos of stunting and tumbling should be sent to [email protected] by the 28th December and all applicants will be informed by the 4th January if they have been selected or unsuccessful. If selected, athletes will be invited to attend a training session on Sunday January 20th.

Age of applicants needs to be a minimum of 15 years, 16 years before November 23rd 2019. Athletes should have competed at UKCA competitions in the last year.

Team UK will be competing in Takasaki, Japan and costs for athletes will be approximately £1200 with an initial non returnable deposit of £250.

UKCA Winter Championships 2018

We’ve had some incredible feedback from so many of you telling us how much you loved this year’s UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships!

It’s the first time the competition has been held at Belle Vue Sports Village and what an atmosphere you all helped to create. We’d like to once again say a HUGE THANK YOU to everybody who made it such a successful event.

The highlights from the final competition of 2018 are now live on the Videos section of our website along with all of the highlights from our other recent competitions.

We can’t wait to see you all for more Cheer fun in 2019!

UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships 2018 – Review

This weekend the UKCA Winter Championships 2018 took place for the first time at Belle Vue Sports Village, showcasing some of the finest Cheer talent in the country.

The final competition of 2018 saw Cheer athletes competed across Cheerleading, Group Stunt, Partner Stunt, Pom Dance, Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer categories, followed each day by the customary Mascot Showdown!

Buckley Cheerleading Club lit up the venue with a sparkling opening performance to the competition. We were lead through the morning by Cheerleading and Group Stunt teams before the first of THREE Awards Ceremonies that would take place over the weekend. The afternoon of Day 1 saw another batch of fantastic Cheerleading, Group Stunt and Partner Stunt teams proving their talent to the judges before the day’s Mascot Showdown and our second Awards Ceremony.

Day 2 began with Flux Dance Academy as we were treated to a morning of first-class Pom Dance routines followed by an incredible afternoon of Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer performances. Sunday’s Mascot Showdown soon followed and we ended the day with our third and final Awards Ceremony.

As always at UKCA competitions, the standards on display from the Cheer athletes were exceptionally high, making it a magnificent weekend for both spectators and judges.

All of the results from the weekend can be found at:
Saturday Morning Results
Saturday Afternoon Results
Sunday Results.

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

And Sunday’s winners of the Insure4Sport Spirit Award were Smiths Academy!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our organisers, staff, volunteers and stewards who made sure the event ran smoothly, our spectators who created an amazing atmosphere and our hosts for guiding us through a fun filled weekend!

Check out some of the highlights from social media:

Stay tuned for our official highlights video coming soon!

Well done to everyone who took part, you smashed it. We can’t wait to see you in 2019. We are proud of you!

Winter Championships 2018 – Get Tickets

The UKCA Winter Cheerleading Championships 2018 are less than a week away!

On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018 Cheer athletes from across the UK will compete at Manchester’s Belle Vue Sports Village in our final competition of the year.

On Saturday 1st December athletes will compete in Cheerleading, Group Stunt and Partner Stunt categories and on Sunday 2nd December we’ll see Cheerleaders challenge themselves in Pom Dance, Cheer Dance and Urban Cheer categories.

Watch some of the UK’s most talented Cheer athletes see out the year in style with us – grab your tickets today:

Sport and Recreation Alliance #RightToBeActive​ Petition

Back in September we shared with you 2 fantastic initiatives that were announced at the Sport and Recreation Alliance Conference 2018.

The event consisted of Guest Keynote Speakers, Interactive Panel Discussions, the Annual General Meeting and the Autumn Divisional Meetings – where members from different divisions could focus on issues relevant to likeminded organisations.

Throughout the day attendees were introduced to two major initiatives: Do It – Join In and The #RightToBeActive Petition.

Sport and Recreation Alliance’s petition calls for UK Government to give every child the fundamental #RightToBeActive by: Establishing a new law requiring councils to provide all children with the opportunity to be active, Creating a long-term, properly funded and child-focussed strategy to transform the physical and mental wellbeing of our children and Introducing new legislation to make it a requirement for government ministers and public bodies to put the United Nations Rights of the Child, the right to play and lead a healthy life, at the heart of decision making.

It’s an important initiative that aims to create a bright and healthy future for children in UK.

Since the petition was created it has gained over 1500 signatures from people who are ready to see a change. However Sport and Recreation Alliance still need more support to reach their 2500 signature goal.

To find out more and sign the petition visit: #RightToBeActive​

Children in Need 2018

Today is Children in Need 2018! However you are celebrating and raising money have fun!

Children in Need provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.

Children in Need is currently supporting 2,400 projects all across the UK. The projects they fund help children facing a range of disadvantages for example poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

It’s a wonderful cause!

Don’t forget that you can donate via the BBC Children in Need website: