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Summer Courses with UKCA

Along with two of our 5 major competitions coming up this Summer, the UKCA Spring Championships 2019 and the 2019 UKCA National Schools’ Championships, we have a host of exciting training courses for you to get involved in too!

UKCA 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.

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.

Once you have attended a course and it has been satisfactorily completed, you will receive a UKCA Certificate of Qualification. This certificate will allow you to develop your skills in your chosen area and Lead/Coach others.

Here’s what we have coming up this summer:

You can see our full list of training courses coming up this year on the UKCA Course Calendar.

Interested in holding a course yourself? If you have a suitable venue, you can host your own course. This is an ideal solution for Schools, Organisations or Clubs who need qualifications for Coaches, Cheerleaders, Young Leaders or Volunteers and are able to provide 12 or more participants.

You can find out more here – Host A Course



Amelia Price is a 12 year old Cheerleader that fell in love with the sport joining Apex.

Amelia isn’t like most other Cheerleaders as she is severely visually impaired with minimal vision on her right eye. She also had brain surgery which lead to problems with balance and coordination. She loves to dance but because of her needs many clubs denied her application. That’s when Apex welcomed her to their cheer family.

Working with her coaches and team mates, Amelia shows her determination and love she has for the sport despite not being able to do all the tricks and stunts. Apex always make her part of the routines and Amelia is looking forward to compete in May showing that cheerleading is sport for everybody.

Join us in giving Amelia and Apex a big “We are proud of you say, we are proud of you”

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Olivia Hall, UKCA coach and athlete from Loud Arts CIC has been selected to teach in USA this summer as part of Camp America.

“We are absolutely delighted that Olivia’s passion and talent has been recognised and we know that she is going to be a huge hit with any American that she coaches.

In addition to this, on her return to Blyth, Northumberland, Olivia will be flying the nest and starting her degree in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Liverpool.

We are so proud of Olivia but this will mean her leaving Loud Arts in early June. However, Olivia will be sending regular updates and checking in on her own Junior A team ‘Thunder’.”

Please join us in giving Olivia a huge ‘We are proud of you, say we are proud of you’.

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UKCA National Cheerleading Championships 2019 – Review

After much anticipation this weekend saw the UKCA National Cheerleadig Championships 2019 light up East Manchester with 2 days of top class Cheer competition.

For the first time this year some of the country’s most talented Cheer athletes descended on Belle Vue Sport Village in Manchester. The competition opened on Saturday with a blistering display from Hartlepool Hawks who set the tone for the rest of the day which featured performances from Cheerleading, Group Stunt and Partner Stunt teams. A day of accomplished performances was closed with a very special ParaCheer Showcase from Hartlepool Hawks Inspire.

Sunday followed a successful Day 1 in style opening with a morning of Urban Cheer kicked off by Clarets Cheer & Dance in brilliant fashion. We were greeted with another incredible atmosphere on Day 2 which featured performances from Urban Cheer, Cheer Dance and Pom Dance groups. The competition was rounded off by Team Spirit before the second Mascot Showdown of the weekend and the Awards Ceremony.

Saturday’s Gateley Spirit Award went to Wigan Vipers

And Sunday’s Insure4Sport Spirit Award went to CCDA

The full list of Results from the competition can be found here: Saturday | Sunday

Loud and proud throughout day were Olympus Girls Club who are celebrating their 50th Year in 2019. We’d like to say a huge well done to them once again on their amazing achievement.

We’d like to say a huge thank you and well done to everyone that made the UKCA National Cheerleading Championships 2019 such a huge success from Cheerleaders to Coaches, Spectators to Judges, Helpers to Volunteers you have once again created another weekend to remember.

Here are some of the highlights from social media:

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Ready to do it all again? Entries for the UKCA Spring Championships 2019 close on Monday 08th April 2019, just 2 weeks away. Enter your teams NOW.

Reward your helpers with VolunCheer

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new feature VolunCheer.

VolunCheer is a simple, easy to use time tracking tool for UKCA Volunteers.

After they’ve given their precious free time supporting your club or local community they can log the amount of hours spent volunteering and receive acknowledgement by way of certification.

Every time they update their personal account and the hours committed to Volunteering, they will see the VolunCheer progress bar move across various levels and this will unlock certificates, which can be downloaded.

To get to VolunCheer, visit your UKCA Dashboard

There you’ll have an option like this:

Here you can see your up to date progress:

Click Log Hours to input your volunteering hours.

Here you can add the Date you volunteered, the amount of Hours you volunteered and Activity Information of the volunteering you did.

Once you’ve built up enough volunteering hours you will unlock VolunCheer certificates. The more hours you complete the more certificates you will unlock.

Click Download Certificates to access your certificates

Here you will see the VolunCheer certificates you currently have unlocked:

Click the purple download icon to download your certificate.

VolunCheer is a fantastic way for you and your Volunteers to record and reward the valuable support of this unique Sport.

To find out more about volunteering with UKCA visit the Volunteers section of our website: VOLUNTEERS

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

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