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At the European Cheerleading Championships held in Ljubljana Slovenia on Saturday 2nd July 2011, Team UK representatives Venom were victorious, and were crowned the best in Europe by winning the Sunshine Cheer Cup.
International Cheerleading news ECC Helsinki 10th & 11th July 2010
Hardly time to catch my breath after returning from the Worlds. Now it’s time to focus on ECC. STCA’s Senior All Female Group Stunt is the only team competing in both Worlds and ECC. They will travel full of confidence after their Orlando performance. Their Senior Co-Ed & Junior All Female Group Stunt teams will try to emulate their success, as will their Senior All Female & Co-Ed Cheer teams.
ECC Helsinki 10/11 July 2010
Hardly had time to catch my breath after return from Worlds & we need to start thinking about ECC.
National Club & Community competition
UKCA hosts its National Club & Community competition this weekend at the Velodrome, Manchester, home of the UK's all conquering cycle team. On Saturday alone over 1300 athletes will be seeking similar inspiration watched by a near capacity audience.
Warwickshire Pom Dance Competition
The event went brilliantly with 38 teams competing – we may need a bigger event next year!
Presentation of United Kingdom Cheerleading Association


1984: American football came to Britain


1986: NFL staged American Bowl at Wembley stadium


1989: President – Lorraine Royale

UKCC was founded


1990: UKCC Championships, Blackpool Winter Gardens


1995: President - Tony Brookes

UKCC was changed to UKOCC


1996: Cheerleading Championships Bognor Regis

Derek Dolls Cheerleaders Perform and judged the event


1997: UKOCC changed to UKCA

President – Sharyne Barson

Chicago Luvabulls appeared at the Sainsbury's Classic Coca Cola Cup London

Workshop & performance @ BBL Basketball Tournament at Wembley Arena

UKCA Cheerleaders performed at the Final Game


1998: New Years Day Parade

'The Crew' 1st UK Cheerleading team to take part in the parade

They made National Press as well as an appearance on American TV

Sharyne Barson travelled to Japan - became Founder member (Treasurer) of International Cheerleading Federation.

UKCA joined ECA as Official Representative for the UK


1999: UKCA accepted as a member of both ECA & ICF

(European Cheerleading Association & International Cheerleading Federation)

Wembley Arena performance of UKCA Cheerleaders with Chicago Luvabulls


2000: President – Pat Hawkins

Millennium New Years Day Parade – UKCA Cheerleaders participated

Two UKCA coaches sat the 1st ICF Level 1 Safety Qualification Exam in Berlin

1st UK hosted ICF course in Manchester


2001: 2nd ICF course held in London

1st World Cheerleading Championships in Tokyo – 3 UKCA Teams

Cheerleading introduced into after school clubs in Manchester & Greenwich, London


2002: National Championships held at Sporting venue for 1st time – Manchester Velodrome

UKCA Introduced Leaderships Awards for 16yrs & over

Awarded Governing Body status for Cheerleading by CCPR

(Central Council for Physical Recreation)


2003: 1st Junior European Cheerleading Championships - Manchester

2nd Cheerleading World Championships – Manchester - 3 UKCA Teams


2004: UKCA working with Sports Council for recognition of Cheerleading as a 'SPORT'


2005: 3rd Cheerleading World Championships – Tokyo – 3 UKCA Teams


2006: Oldham Schools Project

Cheerleading introduced to all Primary & High schools in Oldham

National Community Competition introduced to accommodate growth in participants

Guinness Book of Records attempt – 1,873 Cheerleaders performed same time


2007: National Cheerleading Championships - NIA Birmingham – larger sporting venue

National Schools Championships introduced – 32 Teams


2008: ISASF Worlds Competition, Florida, Disney

Team UK - Stunt & Dance Teams

National Schools Competition – increase of almost 300% - 108 Teams

Official Launch of New 'Street Cheer' Discipline

Coming on 1st & 2nd November ............

1st Street Cheer National Championships- Blackpool

Cheerleading is officially being introduced into all UK schools as part of the curriculum. School teachers are now responsible for delivering basic level Cheerleading to all pupils.

With more than 1,758 qualified coaches and 37,607 Cheerleaders participating in the activity on a weekly basis, the numbers are growing rapidly and the future of UKCA is looking very exciting.

The UKCA Board would like to take the opportunity to thank Slovenia for hosting the ECC and wish all participants the best of luck in the competition.