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Are you looking to expand your Cheerleading skills? You can book on to a course with us and learn plenty of new Cheerleading skills that will come in handy for general practices with your team, when teaching fellow Cheerleaders and in Competitions. Compete at a higher level in our Competitions and receive higher awards for your Cheerleading skills.


If you are unsure of which route to take then you can take a look at our helpful Coaching Pathway and this will guide you through the options which are available. There are many different aspects to Cheerleading, from Pom Dance and Street Cheer to Cheerleading chants and Coaching tips. There’s lots to learn!


To keep up to date with our training department you can join our ‘UKCA Resource Group on Facebook’. This group is a fantastic resource for Coaches and Cheerleaders alike. To discuss setting up a Course in your area you can contact Alison Hunt from our training department or 07471218852. We look forward to seeing you at a course soon!


We look forward to seeing you at a Course & Competition soon!

Team UKCA.

Cheerleading Courses in Sheffield!

This weekend we are proud to be holding 2 Cheerleading courses in Sheffield. Both of these courses will be held at the following address:

Hinde House School
Shiregreen Lane
S5 6AG


On Saturday 22nd August we will be running a Level 2 Cheerleading Basic Skills course, which will give our members the skills they need to improve their Cheer. This course will be followed by a Level 3 Basic Stunts course on Sunday 23rd August, to give our Cheerleaders the knowledge and health and safety training for safe stunt techniques – up to 2 levels high! Also taught on the course are key choreography moves. The Basic Stunts course is a fantastic training programme for coaches as they will even learn how to create lesson plans for Cheer training!

Holding these 2 courses across one weekend is a great opportunity for our UKCA members to build their Cheerleading skills and achievements all in the space of just 2 days!

All of our members who are successful on the course will receive UKCA Certificates of Qualification to help them going forward in their Cheerleading careers.


We have many more courses taking place throughout 2015 and we cannot wait to have more qualified Cheerleaders active across the UK. Train with us to learn practical and theoretical Cheerleading skills. After all, you can’t learn to become a Cheerleading coach sat around a table!

See you soon.

Team UKCA.

Cheer with the UKCA!

We’ve got a weekend of Cheerleading courses ahead and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time now.

On Sunday we’re delivering a Level 2 Cheerleading Basic Skills at the City of Preston Gymnastic Club with the Cyclones! Who’s coming along? It’s going to be a great day of Cheerleading where we cover a variety of skills and techniques like arm motions, cheers, chants and much more. This is a fantastic course as it teaches the skills needed to become a Cheerleading coach at a basic level. This course is great for people who already have a teaching qualification and some experience in this area, but want to learn specifics in Cheerleading. You can find out more about this course here.


Then to start off next week we’re going straight into Cheerleading with a Level 1 Cheerleading Leadership Award at 10am on Monday morning. Are you joining us for this course in Burnley at the Clarets Cheerleading and Dance Club? We know we’re going have a great day with the Clarets! Discover information and more about this course here.

If you want to get involved with us here at the UK Cheerleading Association and grow your Cheerleading skills then you can book on to one of our courses here.


Don’t worry if there isn’t a course near you right now, we add new courses regularly & if you want to set one up then contact Alison Hunt at

We can’t wait to see you, have a great weekend!

Team UKCA.

This Week at The UKCA

We hope you’re all enjoying the Summertime, it’s a great chance to practice your Cheerleading routines whilst soaking up the sunshine.

Latest News

We’re honoured that the UKCA Cheerleading teams who competed at the European Cheerleading Championship in Zadar, Croatia 2015 brought home 28 trophies! That’s 13 Gold, 7 Silver and 8 Bronze titles, an amazing result that each and every member of the UKCA should be proud of.

Exciting Next Steps…

We’d also like to reveal that Athletes from Kobika Starlites, Maximum Cheer, Sparklers Elite & Trailblazers will form Team UK, who will compete in the Cheerleading World Championships on the 21st & 22nd November 2015.

Find out more about the World Championships here.

Discover what it’s like to be a Cheerleader with the UKCA by reading Lucy Nester’s inspiring story HERE.

We’re proud to announce that one of our volunteers Victoria Howarth has been crowned the National Champion in the RDA Nationals. We have been supporting Vicky’s journey from the beginning and it’s great to see her one step closer to Rio 2016! Follow Vicky on twitter and keep up with her story @vickyduster


We’d like to wish UKCA Ambassador Lauren Quigley the best of luck as she competes for Great Britain in the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Follow Lauren on twitter and check out the hashtag #Kazan2015 to keep up with her progress. @laurenaquigley

Upcoming Events

There’s lots to shout about at the UKCA this August as we have many Cheerleading courses taking place across the country!

Check out our Upcoming Courses Page to discover how to book and join us to build up a wide range of Cheerleading skills and experience.

Our Coaching Pathway will help guide you on your Cheerleading journey. Use our Course Finder to discover the right course for you.

We can’t wait to see you at a course soon!


My Cheerleading Journey

Discover what it’s like to be a Cheerleader by reading Lucy Nester’s inspiring Cheer story here. Lucy is a dedicated member of the UK Cheerleading Association and we thank her for sharing her experiences with us. Learn more about her journey…

“I can remember my first day at Fairway Primary School Cheerleading… I was a skinny 7 year old, ready to try something new.

From the first training session with the amazing coaches, Zoe Woffenden and Melanie Fuller, I knew I was in love with this amazing sport.

Cheerleading took hold of me I was stretching, dancing and stunting at every opportunity

A few years went by, lots of training and dedication later we entered the UKCA School’s Competition at the Velodrome. We won our group and became National Champions.

When I was in year 5 at Primary School, I remember Mrs Woffenden asking me if I could fill in for her High School team, OCS. This was an amazing opportunity.

As I got older I knew the bug for Cheerleading was not going away. I decided to join a club outside of school. I joined LL Extreme coached by Louise Fennel. I had a great time learning different skills and routines and entering many competitions.

A few years later I moved to Sparklers Elite, coached by Emma McIntyre. Here, I started to do stunt groups and different levels of cheer routines. My role within the team is back spot, which I love. It’s not often I come home without bruises, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Sparklers Elite have achieved so much in the past few years. I have taken part in many competitions including UKCA Nationals, ECC 2014 and ECC 2015.

At ECC 2015 in Croatia, we entered the All Girl Level 5 section and an All Girl Level 5 Stunt Group. We gained two 3rd places.

We also entered the Open Championship with the same groups, gaining a 1st place with the All Girl team and a 2nd place with the Stunt Group.

We had an amazing time being with Cheerleaders from other Countries but Cheerleading for me doesn’t stop there.

As I moved up to High School, I decided to go back to Fairway Primary School and help coach the school team. This was the best decision I have ever made and has lead me to complete my Level 1, 2 and 3 UKCA Cheerleading qualifications. I am waiting to do my level 4 when I turn 18.

Cheerleading is a huge part of my life I train up to 3 nights a week and enjoy every minute

I wouldn’t have achieved any of these fantastic things without the coaches that have been there supporting me since 2006 in everything I do. They have been behind me every step of the way, inside and outside Cheer. They are outstanding coaches and deserve all the praise in the world. Thank you for everything Mrs Woffenden and Mrs Fuller, I appreciate everything you do for me and the Fairway Cheerleaders and Louise Fennell and Emma McIntrye for pushing me into the Cheerleader I am today”

Join the UKCA and become a Cheerleader to create your own journey.

Volunteer with the UKCA!

Here at the UKCA we rely on many dedicated volunteers who work together to make all of our events successful. From our Cheerleaders, coaches and teachers to all of our spectators that come along to our many events and competitions to support our members, there are so many volunteers that help us to grow. Even the parents of our members work tirelessly to make sure their children can attend courses and competitions! It’s fantastic to see the support network which surrounds the UK Cheerleading Association.

If you would like to get involved with our activities and become a volunteer then all you need to do is complete the application form by clicking here. By working with us you will also develop yourself and learn lots of new skills.


Simply tell us about any relevant experience you have to Cheerleading, sports and events. Such as, have you volunteered before? What other activities are you involved in? We can then see what previous experience you have, and allocate the best place for you at our events. Along with previous experience we also need details of a relevant person to provide a character reference for yourself. You can find all of the information you need to volunteer with us at the UKCA here.

So volunteer with us and enjoy a great experience whilst learning useful new skills which will help you in many areas. Develop skills surrounding organisation, delegation and most importantly what it’s like to be part of a major sporting event! So what are you waiting for? Click here to find out more. We look forward to seeing you.

Team UKCA.

Follow the Coaching Pathway

All of our UKCA members have their own special talents and skills, that’s why we have developed a Coaching Pathway to guide each individual on their Cheerleading journey. By following the link here you will find a break down of the UKCA Cheerleading education process.

There are many different aspects of Cheerleading which can be focussed on and developed. From Street Cheer to Tumbling, you will find the right area for you. By taking part in our courses you will progress through levels and develop a wide range of skills and abilities.


With many areas to choose from such as Basic Stunts, Leadership and Judging, there are so many opportunities available within the UKCA.

There is also specific Professional Development for Coaches for our members to get involved with. Variations of these courses cover lifestyle, psychology, safety and injury protection. You can check out what courses we are running in our calendar by following this link here. If there aren’t any courses in your area then do not hesitate to contact us and we can look to arrange a course near you!

So if you are a UKCA member and want to develop your skills, take a look at our courses and discover which is the right area for you.

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!

Join a Tumbling Course Today

Performing tumbling skills is a great way to add flair and excitement to your routines. From basic to advanced, the tumbling skills required for your Cheerleading squads to excel in competitions vary from squad to squad, but attending one of our tumbling courses is a great boost.

Our courses range from basic tumbling, intermediate tumbling and advanced tumbling. These courses cover moves like forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, walkovers, cartwheels and round off skills.


Learning all the different skills in association with Cheerleading is important in helping you progress and grow. Especially when it comes to leadership, as these courses will help you to gain confidence and be able lead a team in the future.

For updates and information on our upcoming courses you can follow us on our social media channels on Twitter and Facebook. And if you are interested in booking one of our tumbling courses you can contact us for further details.

Come along to our course this Sunday the 14th of June to build on your mixed practical and theory where we will be running a Level 1 Cheerleading Leadership Award at King’s School in Macclesfield.

Our courses cover mixed practical and theory aspects such as, communication, motivation, team-building and health & safety.

We hope to see you at our course this Sunday!

We are proud of you.

Team UKCA.

Book on a Course Today

Expand your Cheerleading, coaching or even judging experience now. We organise and provide many different courses to educate our members and teach them how to Cheer their hearts out using skill and expertise. Whether you want to develop you Cheerleading skills in the Street Cheer area, or if you want to learn pom technique then there is a course for you! Each time we run a course we promote it across our social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter and of course here on our site. Be sure to check the upcoming courses area of our site to check when new courses are added here.

To register onto a course you must be a UKCA member and follow the appropriate link on our website to book. Unfortunately, we do not accept payment over the phone so please make your payment online. However, if you do need any help then do not hesitate to give us a call.


We have several courses running across the UK this weekend and we can’t wait to get started! Today we will be at the CardioFit Kick Start course in Newcastle and we are looking forward to seeing the team. On Sunday we will be at the Level 2 Street Cheer Basic Skills Course @ Bad Apples Dance and Performance Academy. Come along to enjoy learning and Cheering!

We hope to see you there!

We are proud of you