Cheerleaders take the crown in Cheersport Nationals!
Congratulations to our seven students and their team mates who won the Junior 1 title at the Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta.
22,000 athletes from across America took part, but it was the twenty athletes from Colburn-based Lazer Cheer whose routine stunned the judges and awarded them the top honours in the championship. The team were presented with a trophy and a banner, and all the cheerleaders received a national champion jacket.
Proud directors of the club Mandy Foreman and her daughter Chelsea Foreman, who is also head coach, said: “This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the athletes. It’s the first time that we’ve travelled abroad with the club, and the sheer size of the venue and competition in comparison to the events in the UK was shocking for us all. We put the team together last year in July, and have trained hard twice a month since then.
“The girls absolutely loved it. Cheer, as a sport, isn’t treated in the UK to the same regard it is in America – it’s a very big deal there so it was nice for them to experience that and compete in a huge event. They also got to meet some of their idols from the cheer world who were there too.”