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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.

We’ve Added New Courses to Our Diary!

Head over to the upcoming courses area of our website here and discover the new courses we’ve added. Click on a course to see more information about the course itself and the location. We’re continually adding new courses to our calendar throughout the year, so be sure to check back regularly for courses in your area. You can also find out what we’re up to on our social media as we will let you know when new courses have been arranged. Follow us on Twitter here and like our Facebook page here to keep up with all of our activities.


Whether you want to develop the Street Cheer side of your skills or your tumbling, there is a course for everyone. We hold courses all across the UK and Northern Ireland, simply check our upcoming courses area to discover the locations. If you aren’t already a UKCA member then you can register to join us & book on a course. You can also use our handy course finder here to narrow your search to your chosen area. If you are struggling to find a course then you can send an email to our team over at training to where you will be able to discuss arranging a course in your desired area.


We can’t wait to hear from you and see you at a Cheerleading course soon!

How To: Use Our Club Management Tool

Welcome to the new UKCA Club Management tools.

Firstly you’ll want to be in your dashboard, click here to go to your dashboard (don’t worry it’ll open in a new window) If you don’t have an account with us you can register here.

Your dashboard will look like this


Click the option “Create a Club/Squad”

You will be taken to this page where you can enter some info about your club/squad.

Create Club 2

Once you click “Submit” your club/squad will be created and you can then add your Teams.

Now from Manage Your Club/ Squad from your dashboard your newly created club will be listed here. Click on manage to add teams, cheerleaders and coaches to the club.

Here you can add as many teams as you want to your club by clicking on Add A Team. It is important to try and add all of your teams, including any competition specific teams.


To add Cheerleaders to your club use our team management tool shown here:

Please note: You can also choose to add coaches to your club here as well.

This is where you can add your cheerleaders to your club/squad and its teams.

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Simply enter the email address, First and Last Name and date of birth. The system will then search for any accounts that match these details and add them to your club.

If they are not in our system, they will be added to your club and emailed (assuming you enter their email address) Welcoming them to the UKCA.

From the Team management tool you will be able to drag and drop the cheerleaders you added, to the the teams that you created previously.

If you need to make any changes to your clubs/squads, teams or cheerleaders there is a “Manage Your Clubs/Squads” option in the dashboard


How To: Enter A Competition

So firstly you need to have created all your clubs & teams and added your cheerleaders to those.

If you aren’t sure how to do this you can follow our guide here

So once you’ve done that you find the competition you wish to enter in our competition diary (Please note the competition entry system is only for official UKCA competition)

Select the competition you wish to enter and scroll down until you see the button as below.

Enter Competition

Once you’ve clicked this you may need to sign in, if you don’t have an account we suggest you register and then use the club management tools mentioned earlier on.

Step 1: Select your club

Select Your Club

Step 2: Enter teams

There are a large number of available categories, simply click to expand the categories then you can drag and drop your teams in.

Enter a Category

Expand the categories

Drop squads in

Step 3: Enter Cheerleaders for Freestyle


Step 4: Review your entry and add helpers and any additional coaches that are attending the competition.

Entry Overview

Step 5: The final stage you will be given the total cost of your entry and details on how to pay.


The United Kingdom Cheerleading Association (UKCA), home to one of the country’s fastest growing exciting sports and world sport leaders Manchester City Council, have today announced a unique partnership to support the development of Cheerleading in Manchester schools over the next three years and host a range of spectacular Championship events in the city in support of the activity.

Aimed at connecting UKCA’s formidable membership base with Manchester City Council’s world class rage of sport venues and event hosting expertise, the three year partnership will not only create a spectacular and entertaining series of events but will also support the development of this sport through schools and community clubs across the city. With the initial focus on regional and National championship, the event programme will ultimately aim for European and World events.

UKCA Chief Executive Pat Hawkins

‘This exciting partnership will provide countless opportunities for young people to participate in the ‘Sport of Smiles’ at all levels and ultimately, Manchester will become the Centre of Excellence for Cheerleading’

Councillor Rosa Battle, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council said…..

‘We’re really excited at the prospect of working with UKCA to develop not only their grass roots
programmes, but also their major events plans.
Over the past couple of academic years children and young people from Manchester’s schools have been asking for a Cheerleading provision. This partnership will help us deliver what Manchester School Children want and helps the growth of this very popular sport.’

UKCA’s partnership with Northern Ireland Volunteer Agency

UKCA’s partnership with Northern Ireland Volunteer Agency





The UK Cheerleading Association (UKCA) are excited to announce that they are now an ‘Approved Delivery Partner of the GoldMark project’ through Volunteer Now across Northern Ireland.

Gold Mark is a youth volunteer initiative which aims to promote, support and recognise sports volunteering in young people aged 14-24. It is supported by the Department of Education and builds on the successes of Millennium Volunteers.




Volunteer Opportunity

If you want to ‘Get involved and volunteer’ at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games, Volunteer Recruitment is now live.
For further information, go to and register online by 31 October 2012.




European Cheerleading Championship 2012 to be held in Italy

The 2012 European Cheerleading Championship and Junior European Cheerleading Championship will be held in Riccione, Italy on June 30th and July 1st 2012.
After intense talks and a visit of ECA president Vojko Korosec to Riccione in August, ECA decided to hold the 2012 ECC/ JECC in Italy. Riccione offers a new arena, the Riccione playhall, to host the ECC/ JECC and the mayor of the city promised full support for this event.

Ingolf Neumann, ECA board member and head of the ECA Championship Committee:
“We are convinced that we’ve found a superb partner to host our championships in 2012. FICAD president Riccardo Cavalieri showed us good reasons to hold ECC in Italy and we think that Italy will be a great host to athletes, coaches and spectators from all over Europe.”

Riccione is a city on the Adriatic coast. It has experience in hosting big sports events, such as the XVII Seniors Athletics World Championships in 2007 with more than 9.000 participants or the annual “beach volleyball festival” with some 1.000 athletes.
ECA is the European governing body for the sport of cheerleading. ECA hosts the annual European Cheerleading Championship and Junior European Cheerleading Championship with up to 1.500 athletes competing for the European title.
For further information please feel free to contact ECA via e-mail:

ECC Competition Dates Announced

The ECC Cheerleading Championships 2011 will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of July in Ljublijana, Slovenia.

Winners of several 2011 Elite & Club National Cheerleading and Cheer Dance Categories will be eligible to represent the UKCA at this prestegious competition.

More information will be supplied to coaches immediately after the Award Ceremony on Sunday 21st March 2011.

International Competition In Italy

The second international cheerleading competition in ITALY:


organised by Cheerdance Millenium from Trieste will take place on Saturday, March 19th 2011 in the biggest sportshall in Trieste – “Palatrieste”.

The deadline to register your group is February 19th 2011 on this e-mail:

You can fly in to Trieste, we can also find the accomodation in hostels from 16-20€ per person.

The following age divisions exist:
*PEE WEE: 1998 and younger
*JUNIOR: 1993 – 1999
*SENIOR: 1996 and older

The following cheer divisions exist:
*Allgirl Cheer
*Coed Cheer

The following team dance divisions exist:
*Cheerdance groups
*Cheerdance double dance

The registration fees for the championship depend on the number of divisions an individual person competes in. Coaches and assistants have free entrance:

1 division p. person = 12€
2 and more divisions p. person= 15€

We hope to see you in Trieste!

Best regards
Nastja Milic
ASD Cheerdance Millenium – Trieste – Italy