Hipperholme cheerleaders are celebrating after a successful national competition at Norbeck Castle in Blackpool.
Cheervision Yorkshire attended the International Cheerleading Coalition event where teams from across the country competed.
The Hipperholme based group made up three squads and competed in different divisions and took home a first, second and a third place finish.
Head Coach Siara Illing-Ahmed puts their success down to the fun, engaging inclusive ethos of the club.
“The competitions are getting bigger and more competitive each year but Cheervision Yorkshire are dedicated to maintaining the fun, engaging atmosphere we started with. Cheerleading is a highly exciting form of exercise which develops stamina, strength, team ethic, discipline and fun.”
The team perform all star American style cheer which includes stunts and lifts, dance, jumps and tumbles.
“Most squads train two or three times a week and the cost can really sky rocket. Cheervision Yorkshire squads train once a week and in term time only.
“We feel that enjoying the sport is more important than winning, we don’t hold ‘try outs’ we are an inclusive squad so everyone who comes to cheer with us no matter age, gender or ability is given the opportunity to compete.
“We know when we get to the national competitions we are competing against squads who are hard core athletes which make’s winning extra special. It is fantastic seeing the cheerleaders rewarded with such prestigious accolades,” added Siara.
Cheervision Yorkshire run a club at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School on a Friday evening between 4.30pm -8pm, which is open to boys and girls in Calderdale from the age of three-years-old upwards.
Anyone interested in joining can contact Siara on firstname.lastname@example.org