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Buy Spectator Tickets!

You can still buy spectator tickets for the Winter Championship on the 5th and 6th of December at the Manchester Velodrome. We can’t wait to see you all there! Be sure to buy your tickets here. It’s a fantastic weekend to really discover more about Cheerleading and supporting our members and performers. Come along and Cheer on our Cheerleaders.

We’ve also been busy with many courses taking place this month. It’s great to see so many newly qualified leaders in such a short space of time!

We can’t wait to see you at one of our events soon!

Team UKCA.

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A Big Well Done!

Well, what can we say? This weekend’s Spring National Championships were really something special!

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Our team were blown away by all of the impressive performances…

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And of course, by everybody’s fantastic cheer spirit!

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With a special mention to the Buckley and MCA teams, who showed so much spirit throughout the competition that they took home the Milano Sport and Insure4Sport Spirit Awards!



As usual, DJ Caino was on top form and everyone thoroughly enjoyed a dance with him!

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We are very proud to announce that we have managed to raise a whopping Β£2365 for our chosen charity, the amazing Teenage Cancer Trust since March! A massive thankyou from us to everybody who has donated or been involved in raising these funds.

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The whole competition was a huge success and we have received lots of fantastic feedback. Bring on the School Championships! Have you got your tickets yet?

Don’t forget to check out and follow our Instagram feed for full pictures from the comp and full coverage of our upcoming events.

You can also Tweet us @UKCheerleading or get in touch via our Facebook Page

Our Top 10 Favourite Things About a UKCA Comp – Part 2

Last week we shared part 1 of our Top 10 Favourite Things About a UKCA Comp. Did you read it? Today, it’s time for part 2!…

6. Hitting The Dancefloor!

You’ve worked on your routine for months, there have been falls and bruises, and moves practiced a million times. You are ready.

Your heart beats faster and your feel your stomach flip, you wait patiently with your team as the music winds down from the previous performance. You feel the glare of the lights and hear the crowd quieten down. Your music comes on, you put your hands in the air and smile. It’s time to hit the floor!

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7. That Feeling When You’ve Completed Your Routine

The months of hard work were worth it, you went out there and gave it your all! Your team and supporters hug you and cheer as loudly as they can. You did it!

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8. DJ Caino

He dances, he sings along, he makes us laugh. He gets the crowd going and he looks after everyone. He also leads the best dance offs of any Cheerleading comp in the UK. What can we say? We love our DJ Caino!

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9. Your Handiwork!

We just love to see how creative you can all be. At every competition we are blown away by the time and effort put in to your handmade banners and gifts for the other teams. With all that cheer practice – we just don’t know how you find the time!

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10. Your Cheer Spirit!

For us, there is no better or more exciting feeling than when you are all raising the roof at one of our events. The thunder of your chanting when everyone comes together is electric! Will your team be in the running for The Spirit Award this year?

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So there you have it! Our top ten favourite things about a UKCA competition. What are yours? Do you think we missed anything out? Get in touch and let us know! We love to hear from you!

Tweet us @UKCheerleading or get in touch via our Facebook Page

Our Top 10 Favourite Things About a UKCA Comp – Part 1

The new season is here! With it comes the busiest time on our competition calendar. Are you competing? Will your friends and family be coming along?


First up, it’s our National Spring Championships on May 17th and May 18th at the Manchester Velodrome. Have you bought your tickets yet?

Whether you are competing or coming along to offer your support and enjoy the day, there are lots and lots of things to LOVE about our competitions! Today, we share part 1 of our top ten favourite things about a UKCA competition…

1. Arriving at The Event

The atmosphere is always electric at our competitions, and as you step nervously through the doors, the noise of chants and laughter fills the air. That tingly feeling in your stomach hits and you just know that it’s going to be a very exciting day!


2.Heading Down to The Dancefloor

Making your way to the warm up area and knowing your team is coming on soon is when the butterflies really hit! Staying focused and supporting your team members keeps you in control.


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3. Enjoying the Show!

Watching the other teams perform and cheering them on is really fun and exciting!

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4. The Mascots

Spotting the mascots and the silly costumes always makes us giggle. We love to see supporters making a big effort, dancing, clapping and showing their cheer spirit!

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5. Fun & Friendship

UKCA Cheerleading is truly The Sport of Smiles, we love to see friendships bloom and develop at our competitions. Supporting each other and meeting new people with the same passion is what it’s all about. You just can’t help but have fun at a UKCA comp!

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Don’t forget to check back for part 2 of our top ten favourite things about a UKCA competition!

We want to hear about your experience too! What are you doing to prepare for the competitions? Whether you are making banners, practicing hard, designing a mascot costume or working on your chants – let us know and send us your pictures! We love to see them. Tweet us @UKCheerleading or get in touch via our Facebook Page

Penrith’s Ullswater Community College

We love reading about the UKCA’s team’s successes in the press.

Penrith’s Ullswater Community College, who competed and won trophies in this year’s National School’s Championships, have been featured in the Cumberland News.

The squad boasts 41 members aged 11 to 15 and are now plotting how to go even better next time around.

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Brooke School Cheerleaders

Brooke Allstarz (primary) and Brooke Twirly Birds (secondary) cheerleading squads from Rugby in Warwickshire were formed four years ago. They started out as lunchtime clubs run by teaching assistants who attended the UKCA Cheerleading Coaches course.

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They wowed the judges four years ago at their first Nationals and we was so blown away by their talent that we gave them their own category, Special Schools Disability. This allowed them to compete with their mainstream peers.

The team has won numerous awards at the Special Schools County Championships and Special Schools Nationals so it was a privilege to have them compete at this year’s National School’s Championships at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

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Following their performance, we received this thank you message from the team:

I wanted to say a big thank you to the UKCA and all its helpers and volunteers for making our trip to the Nationals on Saturday such a fantastic day. You are all so kind, helpful and accommodating which takes the stress out the day for us and means we can enjoy everything without having to think or worry about a thing.

Our cheerleaders were thrilled with their 1st and 2nd places and the trophies too of course. My self and the other coaches were totally shocked with our very unexpected trophy for Schools Development and we are also very excited and thrilled to be recognised for our hard work.

Many, many thanks for a wonderful day.


We are glad you’re thrilled with the trophies, very much deserved!

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We love it when we see reports on the successes of our cheer teams.

St. Michael’s Primary School in Flixton and Ashton On Mersey High School in Sale feature on the Trafford Community Leisure Trust website.

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Both teams, St. Michael’s Explosion and Ashton Tigers, had massive success over the weekend and it’s always great to share cheerleading success with the rest of the community.

A massive thank you must go out to all the teachers and parents who trained and supported their teams and made the UKCA School’s Championship a weekend full of talent.

UKCA School’s Championships June 2013

Last weekend saw the school cheerleading teams descend on the National Cycling Centre in Manchester to compete in the annual school’s championships.

The weekend was brimming with talent and cheer spirit, here are some of the highlights from the competition:

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There’s nothing more admirable than seeing the teams nervous and energetic working through their routines before heading to the mat.

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We are in awe at every competition that sees the velodrome filled with bold vibrant colours and team spirit through the team’s uniforms, costumes and banners.

DJ Caino

Our resident compere, DJ Caino does a fantastic job working his magic on the crowd to release that cheer spirit.

Awards Ceremony

And if the excitement of the weekend wasn’t enough for us at the UKCA, we was recently invited to visit the House of Lords. The reason for the visit was to hear the amazing news that the UKCA are receiving recognition for their work with UK schools!

We’d love it if we could get a ‘We are proud of you’ chant going in the House of Lords.

Nationals 2013 – A Big Well Done!

It certainly was a busy weekend for the UKCA team! We would like to say a huge thank you everybody who helped to make this event one of the best yet.

All of the staff and volunteers worked really hard and all of our spectators and supporters made it a very special and exciting experience.

Of course, we would also like to say an enormous well done to every one of our competitors, everyone gave 100% effort and we saw some incredible performances. Take a look at this time lapse video we put together whilst everyone lined up for their awards. It gives you a good idea of the scale of this event!

UKCA Nationals at Manchester Velodrome

It’s been a busy morning for the UKCA team! The National Championships are in full flow and the Manchester Velodrome is buzzing!

Here’s a few of our snaps so far…

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Everyone is having a fantastic time, the crowd are raising the roof and there is an amazing atmosphere! Our Twitter feed has crashed already there has been so much interaction! Don’t worry, we are back online now so don’t forget to follow us @UKCheerleading and tweet us with hash tag #UKCA

There will be plenty more to come so keep checking back on the blog for our updates.