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European Cheerleading Championships

Congratulations to ECC 2015 Qualifying Teams!

We’d like to wish a special congratulations to all of the UKCA Cheerleading teams and squads who have qualified for the European Cheerleading Championships 2015 in Zadar, Croatia!

Well done to everyone, you are sure to have a brilliant time competing and we wish each and every team the very best of luck.

The qualifying teams are as follows:

Aces Cheer & Dance Club

Diamond Ice


Fever Elite



Kobika Starlites


Maximum Cheer

Northern Vipers

Pure Dance Workz

RLS Elite


Sparklers Elite

Sutton Tornados

The Clarets


You have all done an amazing job to get to the European Cheerleading Championships, we cannot wait to head out for an incredible competition!

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We are proud of you!


Thank you from the Saxons

Everyone is still recovering from the amazing European Championships and with good reason there was some amazing talent on display.

Team Saxon sent us some pictures of the squad representing the UKCA in our t-shirts and a lovely message. We couldn’t resist sharing it with everyone.

Thank you very much for a great weekend! What incredible performances and results for all of the UK teams! It was just brilliant and we loved every minute of it. Thank you for affording the Saxons the opportunity to represent the UK…we hope we did you proud!

Team Saxon at European Championships

Team Saxon at European Championships

Team Saxon at European Championships

Team Saxon at European Championships

We are so proud of all the teams’ efforts and you should be proud of yourselves!

UKCA goes to the European Cheerleading Championships

We were thrilled to be invited to compete and judge in the European Cheerleading Championships in Italy. Joining us out there were twelve teams representing the United Kingdom and the UKCA.

We are so proud of all the teams’ efforts who displayed talented moves over the weekend. They all deserve a huge pat on the back!

We were inundated with updates on Twitter and today we feature some of the pictures that were sent over the weekend in Italy.



Maximum Cheer

Maximum Cheer Co-ed

Venom Group Stunt


Saxons UKCA

Well done to all the teams!

Best Ever ECC?

As usual UKCA were well represented at ECC 2010 in Helsinki on 10 and 11 July. 16 teams from 5 clubs – Gemini, Hawks, Maximum Cheer, STCA and Wild Spirit Allstars – carried our hopes in a sweltering stadium ironically called the Ice Arena. Off the floor UKCA made an equally important contribution providing 2 of the judges, 2 shadow judges who are now fully qualified at European level and the Head of ECA’s organising committee. A small but enthusiastic band of supporters kept the teams’ spirits up.

The Arena normally hosts ice hockey, which meant there was room for 2 floors and 2 panels of judges. This kept the competition flowing nicely – on the Sunday the super efficient Finns had us nearly an hour ahead of schedule!

Around 1700 athletes from 70 teams who had qualified from their own National Championships gathered to parade their skills. And what skills they were, the Scandinavians and Norway in particular dominating through teams like Viqueens. There is no doubt that the standard of competition gets higher year on year, which is what makes Cheerleading such an exciting sport to be part of right now.

Sadly this year there were no individual events, a rich source of medals in the past for UK. Phoebe Hulme and Rachael Burrows had contributed 5 in the last 3 years, culminating in Rachael’s stunning gold medal performance last year.

So where would the medals come from, if indeed anywhere? Rachael had already served notice of her abilities as a coach whilst still competing and the responsibility of founding and running her own club has allowed those talents to blossom with success at all levels of UKCA competitions this year. The other 4 teams have many years European experience between them.

Saturday was a barren day for the Seniors – the highlight being STCA’s Senior Female stunt group finishing 8th. Perhaps it was asking too much for them to repeat their 4th at the Worlds in a highly competitive discipline.

Sunday started brightly with Maximum Cheer called to the podium in the Junior Mixed Stunt Group category. It was a truly wonderful achievement in their first taste of European competition to win silver. Rachael was understandably bursting with pride at her young teams’ performance. Sadly the other junior teams were unable to build on that success.

All too quickly all the medals and trophies had been awarded and another ECC was over. The best ever? As someone with experience of just the last 3 and an organiser, it would be wrong for me to comment. But judging by the comments and thanks still pouring in it was the place to be last weekend.

Congratulations to all those who competed – just to qualify for that level of competition is an achievement. However we will be working with teams to increase the chances of moving up the rankings and hopefully bringing more medals home in future.