In late November the Sydney University Cheerleading Club was represented by a number of teams and athletes who competed at National Cheer and Dance Championships on the Gold Coast.
At this event Sydney University did exceptionally well, achieving the following results:
Sydney Uni All Stars – Open Lvl 4 Coed – 5th Place
Sydney Uni All Stars – Open Lvl 2 All Girl – 3rd Place
Sydney Uni Lions – Uni Division 1 – 3rd Place
Sydney Uni Pride – Dance/Pom – 4th Place
This year was the biggest yet for the club, with more teams and athletes than ever before. Sydney Uni Cheerleading was represented in a total of seven local and national competitions throughout the year and placed within the top five in each division across every competition.
American Cheerleading is a fast growing sport in Australia. Competitive cheer is a physically intense activity which combines tumbling/gymnastics, dance, jumps and stunts to create high energy routines. It is a unique sport which relies heavily on teamwork and a strong team identity, improving social and leadership skills, as well as coordination, endurance, strength and flexibility.
The Sydney University Cheerleading Club offers the chance to compete at state and national competitions, and caters to all skill levels. In 2015, the club will be incorporating a recreational cheer program, offering a range of classes as a fun and unique way to get and stay fit.