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Sainsbury’s School Games & EuroWBchamps15!

A large mix of sports have been taking place across the UK, with the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Worcester from 28th August – 6th Sep and the Sainsbury’s School Games running on the 3rd – 6th September.

Here at the UKCA we’ve followed and supported the events both online and on the floor! Many of our Cheerleaders headed to the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships to show their support, and cheer on the players throughout the games. Fantastic support from Kobika Starlites saw the women’s team go on to become bronze medalists and the men’s team to win gold! Discover more about the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in last week’s blog. We are proud of you! #EveryRoadToRio #1YearToGo #Rio2016


We have also been involved with the Sainsbury’s School Games, cheering along and showing support to encourage players. If you didn’t know about the Sainsbury’s School Games then here is some more information for you, “Nationally and locally the Sainsbury’s School Games is being delivered through partnerships. The national partnership is made up of:

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has overall policy leadership, supported by the Department for Education (DofE) and the Department of Health (DOH).

Sport England, who are in charge of distributing Lottery funding and are supporting the engagement of Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships.

Youth Sport Trust, who are the landscape lead organisation for school sport. They been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to schools, sports and other local partners.

Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding is being invested to support the School Games.”


More of our amazing Cheerleaders from Team Spirit and The Clarets supported the School games final on Sunday. We’re incredibly proud to be part of these fantastic events, and can’t wait to get involved with future opportunities!

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UKCA & British Wheelchair Basketball Join Forces

Whether you were at the European Cheerleading Championship in Zadar, or supporting from home, we hope everyone had a great weekend!

Here at the UK Cheerleading Association we are thrilled to announce our exciting partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball. This means Cheerleaders from the UKCA will now be performing at many of the British Wheelchair Basketball’s upcoming events. Our squads along with the routines performed at games will support the basketball teams during matches, as well as enhance the courtside atmosphere with Cheer spirit!

The UKCA President Pat Hawkins expressed her delight by saying, “On behalf of UKCA’s network of Cheerleaders across the country, we are delighted to be working with British Wheelchair Basketball. Both Cheerleading and Wheelchair Basketball are energetic, exciting and fast moving team sports. There are going to be many ways for us to work together, and there is no doubt that today’s agreement marks the start of an exciting and long lasting partnership.”

This partnership will bring about so many fantastic opportunities for all those involved with both organisations. Malcolm Tarkenter, Chairman of British Wheelchair Basketball said: “With just 63 days until the first game of the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Worcester, this is a very exciting time for our sport both within the UK and worldwide. Our partnership with the UK Cheerleading Association will enable BWB and our clubs to continue to drive forwards, offering spectators a fantastic experience – we are very excited about welcoming the UKCA cheerleading family into our clubs and our regional, national, and international events.” Find out more from British Wheelchair Basketball here.

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