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Cheer Squads & UKCA in the Press

We’ve had a brilliant start to the year here at The UKCA. In last week’s blog we talked through our competition schedule, and how excited we are for the fun we have in place for you all in 2015! With only 1 week into January 2015, our teams are already flying the flag for Cheerleading across the UK. There are some brilliant news articles circulating surrounding Cheerleading, showcasing the great work being done by our coaches and members up and down the Country.


The squad Clarets Cheer and Dance have been featured in the Burnley Express, for their outstanding performance at The Winter Championships in December. You can read the full article which discusses their talents and achievements here.

Another team who made it into their local press is The Firestorm Cheerleaders. The article surrounding them in the Salford Advertiser can be seen here, or in the image sent to us from their coach Sarah Aldcroft. The team are looking for a sponsor, and focusing on growth this year. Head over to their website for how to get involved!

Our great news does not stop there… A coaching position is available! See below for details:

The Basingstoke Wolverines in Hampshire are looking for a Level 3 (or higher) coach to train their team of 24, on Monday & Thursday evenings in Basingstoke. For further details please contact the Program Manager, Michelle Teague at or on 07884655255.

Good luck, Team UKCA.

Keep up with our events throughout the year on our competitions page. You can also check out our courses throughout 2015 here.

We are looking forward to a brilliant year of Cheerleading, competitions and team work! The sport of smiles is here to make 2015 a fantastic year!

Cheerleading Hits The Headlines: Part Two

It’s been a truly positive day for the world of Cheerleading and the press coverage continues. Macclesfield’s Maximum Cheer featured on Sky News today around 5.20pm, talking about how excellent of a sport Cheerleading is whilst showing off some of their skills.

If you missed the report on Sky News, we managed to get hold of these screenshots of the team along with coach Rachael Burrows:







We will keep you up-to-date with all the coverage as it comes through. It’s days like these that leave us with a massive smile on our face here at the UKCA. We are proud of you, say we are proud of you!

What do you think about the news? What’s your opinion? Get in touch and let us know – we’d love to hear from.

Cheerleading Hits The Headlines

Cheerleading is in the press today in a big way. Tory MP Helen Grant has suggested that more women should take up sport. She say’s that Cheerleading is a fantastic way to encourage women to get involved in more activity.

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Here at UKCA, we wholeheartedly agree! Not just women either, people of all ages are involved with Cheerleading up and down the country.

We feel that this is a very positive announcement and that the government are finally beginning to acknowledge what we have known all along – Cheerleading is a sport! And a fantastic one at that. We have over 7000 people attending with over 4000 competing in our Cheerleading comp happening in just 3 weeks time!

Cheerleading at Manchester Velodrome

The announcement has also led to some debate, with certain people saying that encouraging women to take up a ‘feminine’ sport is sexist. Here at the UKCA, we think that anything that encourages the people of the UK to take up this awesome sport can only be a good thing.

Anyone who has tried Cheerleading or actively partakes in the sport will know that it is not for the faint hearted! The hours and hours of rehearsals, the highs and the heartbreaks – we know just how dedicated you have to be!

Read some of the articles here & here.

We are very pleased to see Cheerleading getting recognition in the press, this is a big step forward. What do you think about the news? What’s your opinion? Get in touch and let us know – we’d love to hear from.