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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 Bublé.

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!”

A Successful Coaching Course in Belfast

If you haven’t yet attended a UKCA course, you may wonder how it works. Karen Graham got in touch with a report about a recent coaching course held in Belfast. Have a read…

“A further 15 coaches gained their UKCA coach education certification in Belfast on the 6th & 7th April and an enjoyable and spirited weekend was had by all.

UKCA Tutors Karen Graham & Kimberley Clark delivered the syllabus over the weekend to a most enthusiastic and motivated group of adults. Candidates aged between 18-40 yrs attended both Basic Cheerleading Skills and Basic Stunts courses.”



“The Home Country also made history by having their first male coach attend UKCA courses and successfully earn his qualifications.

Gary came with an open mind and got fully involved in all aspects of the syllabus and as a multi-skills coach, he commented on how technical and dynamic our sport of smiles was.

Quote “It looks easy until you try it, there is lots to think about and a lot of co-ordination needed”

What a role model Gary was, come on men – your sport needs you!”




The following courses are being delivered in Belfast during May 2013 – BOOK your place now!
Street Cheer Basic Skills
Basic Tumbling
This course will cover all static and travelling tumbling skills – back and forward rotations from basic roll to walk over.

For our full course listings click here.


‘Brilliant weekend’
Natalie – Belfast

‘Brilliant Stunt course – wish it could have been longer!’
Debbie – Belfast

‘Fantastic Stunt course in Belfast today!!! Karen & Kim the Tutors were amazing!’
Kirsty – Newtownabbey

‘Some workout! really enjoyed it’
Gary – Belfast

So there you have it, new skills and experience gained by all who attended and a fantastic day packed full of fun.

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