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Cheerleading is…

Cheerleading at Manchester Velodrome

Cheerleading is a way of life, shared by a chosen few,
It is working as a unit in everything you do.

Cheerleading is a rivalry, the competition makes you strong,
It is sharing secrets and tears, learning to get along.

Cheerleading is that ongoing drive to be the very best,
It is patience, perseverance, and very little rest.

Cheerleading is having poise and charm with every word you say,
It is total dedication twenty-four hours a day.
It is always being ready with encouragement and a smile,
Cheerleading is your chance to express your individual style.

Cheerleading is reaching out to comfort a sister who is sad,
It is defending each other in good times and the bad.

Cheerleading is a talent to be able to shine on cue,
It is hiding the pain and anguish that if only half the people knew.

Cheerleaders, after all, are real people that sometimes get down
but when they’re in the spotlight, they must never put on a frown.

Cheerleaders are actresses always ready to go,
That is why it’s important for all the world to know.
Not every girl can be a cheerleader, it takes a special kind,
Cheerleaders are full of life and a little bit out of their mind.

Share this with your friends and let them know what it means to be a cheerleader.

Kobika Starlites New Home

The Kobika Starlites have a new home for training. The recently opened Redgrave Sports Centre at Great Marlow School has welcomed training sessions for the UKCA team.

Redgrave Sports Centre

The centre, which was officially opened by Matalan Sporting Promise ambassador and Olympic legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, on Thursday 9th May.

The sporting centre named after Britain’s most successful Olympian has a range of facilities including a dance studio, sports hall and fitness centre.

For more information about Kobika Starlites training schedule, visit their website.

Recognition for UKCA Competitors – The Pioneers

We love to see your press coverage, stories and articles. There is nothing we enjoy more than seeing the hard work of our competitors recognised.

We were excited to receive this message from Pioneers master, Ian Wroe. Attached was this excellent newspaper article highlighting the team’s need for sponsorship and their e-petition, which has been created to put to the government to change the status of cheerleading to a sport.

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You can read the full article here.

More exciting still, included in Ian’s message was a letter from 10 Downing Street! Best wishes from the Prime Minister? Not bad!

10 downing street

This sort of coverage really highlights cheerleading and reaffirms the need for it to be recognised as a sport. It makes us very proud to see the hard work of our competitors and of cheerleaders across the UK in bringing the sport to the attention of the public.

Well done Pioneers! Keep up the hard work.

If you or your team receive any press coverage, or have a story you think would be of interest to our readers, please get in touch! We may just feauture it on our blog. Please forward any stories or information to