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Club Matters – Developing a Marketing Strategy Workshop



Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help organisations to develop, grow and become more sustainable and successful.

On Tuesday 26th March, Club Matters are running a workshop based on “Developing a Marketing Strategy”, at Lichfield District Council House on between 18:30 and 20:30.

The workshop will include:

• What a marketing strategy should include
• Internal and external factors to consider
• Knowing your club’s objectives
• How to develop a marketing strategy
• Communicating what your club has to offer
• Know your audience
• Considering different marketing routes
• Budgeting for a marketing strategy
• Making sure you follow your marketing strategy

Club Matters resources are here to help clubs, groups and organisations who are involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. The Developing a Marketing Strategy workshop is a fantastic opportunity for those who run their own club.

If you are interested in the workshop please contact [email protected] 07800 619693 or book on via Club Matters website: Developing a Marketing Strategy – Book Now.

Happy International Women’s Day 2019



Happy International Women’s Day from everyone at UKCA. We hope you’re having a fantastic Friday celebrating all of the the wonderful women who inspire you!

International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on the 8th March since the first IWD gathering in 1911. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also marks a call to action for great gender equality. International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. All qualities we see in the sport of Cheerleading.

Let us know the women who inspire you on social media:

UKCA February Newsletter



Today we’re over at the Youth Sport Trust Annual Conference, if you’re here too, come swing by and say hi!

 

Well Done!

Congrats to everyone who took part in our Northern Ireland Championship.

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NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019 – Review



WOW! What an amazing weekend!

Following the Antrim & Newtownabbey Primary School Festival 2019 on Friday the UKCA’s first competition of 2019, the NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019, lit up the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre in Northern Ireland.

The weekend kicked-off with some amazing Cheerleading Level 1 performances that set the tone for the rest of the day. We were treated to some incredible performances in categories including Cheerleading, Group Stunt, Partner Stunt, Pom Dance, Cheer Dance, Urban Cheer and Pom Dance Doubles. The day ended with the all important Mascot Showdown and the Awards Ceremony.

All of the results from the Championships can be found here.

The winners of the Gateley Spirit Award were South Belfast Cheer!

Here are some of the highlights from #UKCA:

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🏆GIANTS CHEERLEADERS 2019 UKCA NORTHERN IRELAND CHAMPIONS🏆 Giants Cheerleaders smashed their second competition of the season at the @theukca Northern Ireland Championships 🤩 All squads became Northern Ireland champions, picking up first place titles in every section they competed in‼️ 🥇 1st Place – Starlitz 💫 Junior A Pom Dance Level 2 🏆 Northern Ireland Champions 🥇 1st Place – Supernova 💥 Junior B Pom Dance Level 2 🏆Northern Ireland Champions 🥇 1st Place – Allstars ✨ Senior Pom Dance Level 2 🏆Northern Ireland Champions 🥇1st Place – Ellie & Megan ⚡️Junior B Pom Dance Doubles 🏆Northern Ireland Champions 🥇 1st Place – Alexandra & Molly 🔥 Senior Pom Dance Doubles 🏆 Northern Ireland Champions Thank you @theukca What an amazing competition! A massive thank you to all our cheer Mums, Dads, friends and family for all the support ♥️ Congratulations! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!! #oneteamonedream #smashedit #weareproudofyou

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We’d like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part and a massive thank you to our judges, volunteers and organisers who made the special day possible. Now we look ahead to our first competition of the year in Manchester the UKCA National Cheerleading Championships 2019.

We can’t wait to see you all there for another weekend to remember!

February Half Term Courses with UKCA



Half term is right around the corner (wahoo) and there is still time to ensure you spend it doing the sport you love with UKCA.

Our courses are designed to assist and encourage the development of all attendees. Each course is run by a fully qualified instructor and we ensure that everyone who attends, finishes the day feeling confident and inspired.

We have 5 fantastic courses coming up between Saturday 16th and Thursday 21st February in Hartlepool and Wolverhampton including Foundation Cheerleading Skills, Foundation Stunt Skills, Foundation Tumbling Skills.

There’s still time to book onto the courses that’s right for you. Visit our Course Calendar now secure your place on a UKCA course this Half Term.

UKCA National Championships 2019 – Entry Deadline



The UKCA National Championships 2019 are set to take place in just over a months time at Belle Vue Sports Village on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March.

The first competition in Manchester of 2019 represents a chance for athletes to compete against some of the top Cheerleading talent in the country and offers a chance to qualify to compete at the European Championships 2019!

The deadline for entries is MONDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2019 – just 4 days to go!

Make sure you’re part of another special weekend of Cheerleading with UKCA.

UKCA Newsletter – 31/01/2019



The latest from the UKCA Monthly Newsletter

National Championships Entries Closing – 11th February 2019!

There’s only a few days left to enter the UKCA National Championships and be in with a chance to qualify for the European Championships 2019

Upcoming Courses!

Lots of new courses have been added, book your place today!

Special Offer from one of our Partners

UKCA National Cheerleading Championships 2019

The UKCA National Cheerleading Championships 2019 at Belle Vue Sports Village are right around the corner and the deadline for entries is just two weeks away (Monday 11th February 2019).

The competition is UKCA’s first Cheerleading event of 2019 to be held in Manchester and the first time the event will be held at Belle Vue’s state of the art sports complex. It is one of the biggest competitions of the calendar year featuring Cheer athletes from all over the United Kingdom.

Performances across the weekend will include:

Saturday 23rd March
Cheerleading
Group Stunt
Partner Stunt

Sunday 24th March
Pom Dance
Cheer Dance
Urban Cheer

As well as lots of fun for all throughout the weekend. It promises to be an amazing weekend of Cheer competition.

Competition Entry Fees
Cost per entry: Per athlete £25.00 for first entry – £20.00 for second, third, etc
Cost per helper: £10.00

Spectator Tickets
Adults: £10.00 per day
Children under 16: £1.00 per day

Courses in Wolverhampton this February



UKCA offers an extensive range of Training Courses designed to assist and encourage the development of all attendees. Each course is run by a fully qualified instructor and we ensure that everyone who attends, finishes the day feeling confident and inspired.

Whether starting from scratch, or looking to improve your existing skills, the UKCA can help as courses delivered cover Cheerleading, Urban Cheer, Tumbling, Leadership, Judging, Event Officials, Volunteering, Safeguarding, Sports Injuries, Psychology and Lifestyles.

Between the 18th – 21st February 2019 the UK Cheerleading Association will be holding 4 courses in Wolverhampton covering different areas of the sport.

The first of the courses is a Leadership Award covering 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 will receive a Leadership certificate of qualification enabling them to assist their Coaches. To find out more about the course click here.

A Foundation Cheerleading Skills follows on Tuesday 19th February. The predominantly practical course supported by theoretical understanding covers: Coaching Skills, Lesson Planning & Session Structure, Health & Safety, Warm Up, Stretch & Cool Down Activities, Cheerleading Vocal Skills, Cheer Arm Motions, Cheer Jump Technique and Choreography. Successful participants demonstrating an active understanding of the course will receive a Foundation Cheerleading Skills Certificate of Qualification. Find out more about this course here.

Wednesday 20th’s course is a Foundation Stunt Skills course where participants will cover Stunt technique up to and including 2 Layers & 2 High, Proper Stunt Progressions, Coaching Skills, Lesson Planning & Session Structure, Health & Safety, Warm Up, Stretch & Cool Down Activities, Body Preparation & Strength Training and Choreography. Successful participants demonstrating an active understanding of the course content will receive a Foundation Stunt Skills Certificate of Qualification. To book and find out more click here.

The final course of the week in Wolverhampton is our Foundation Tumbling Skills course on Thursday 21st February. The introduction to Tumbling for Cheerleaders is a predominantly practical course supported by theoretical understanding and incorporates: Coaching Skills, Lesson Planning & Session Structure, Health & Safety, Warm Up, Stretch & Cool Down Activities, Body Preparation, Forward Rolls, Backward Rolls, Handstands, Cartwheels and Round-Offs. To find out more and to book a place on this course visit the course event page here.

You can book onto any of these courses and more throughout the year by visiting our Upcoming Course page.

If you are unsure about which course will be right for you, use the handy UKCA Course Finder and our Education Pathway to help you.

NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019 – ENTRY DEADLINE SOON



2019 promises to be another exciting year of competitive Cheerleading with the UKCA and our first of five competitions is right around the corner.

The NI National Schools & Club Championships 2019 take place on Saturday 23rd February at the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre following the annual Antrim & Newtownabbey Primary School Festival on Friday 22nd. The event will see Cheer athletes compete in Cheerleading, Group Stunt, Partner Stunt, Pom Dance, Cheer Dance, Urban Cheer and Pom Dance Doubles categories.

Competition entries, which cost £15.00 per entry, close very soon (Monday 14th January 2019). Hit the ground running with our first competitive Cheer opportunity of the year – ENTER NOW.

Not competing? Take in all the action and help to create a memorable atmosphere as a spectator. Get your tickets today and don’t forget you can Bring Your Kid for A Quid