04th July 2017


Success from the Giants Cheerleading squad at the National Championship

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Huddersfield Giants Cheerleading Squad enjoyed success at the National Championships last weekend, with two of the five teams entered finishing first as National Champions.

The ages of the competitors varied from Seniors (U15’s) to Juniors (U12’s) with the Giants earning first place with the Senior Level 5 Partner Stunt and Senior Co-ed Level 3 Stunt Group teams.

There were also commendable finishes for the other Giants Cheerleading teams with Junior Small Level 1 coming in second place (1.1 point off of first place) and the Senior Small Level 2 and Senior Level 3 Stunt Group finishing in fourth pace. 

Dance and Fitness Manager at Huddersfield Community Trust, Bernie Morley was delighted with the achievements of the Cheerleading squad:

“Unfortunately I was unable to make the competition this weekend but the team kept in constant contact by facetiming me during the day. Their results speak for themselves. This year the teams have realised that the sport is an all year round commitment to progression and perfection and they have pushed themselves as individuals and as a team to their breaking points. There have been injuries along the way along with frustration and self-disbelief but this weekend has proven that their efforts have all been worth it.

“National competition is tough. All the teams who compete are striving to hit a perfect routine, they are given a certain skill set which they work on all year to try and perfect down to the slightest wobble. If one team wobbles or has a fall that can mean the difference between first and last place.

“Teams in each category have experienced at least one, two or maybe even three regional competitions during the season in the build up to this weekend, in a chance to see what other teams are bringing to the floor and to polish or change their choreography depending on what they see.  

“This is a big competition and I am so proud of how the teams have done. Their coach Robyn is an absolute credit to Huddersfield Community Trust and the Giants – she strives incredibly hard to give these children the competitive experience they deserve and is constantly thinking of new ways to keep them engaged and to challenge their skills. I am incredibly proud of the hard work she puts in with all the children we have here in the dance zone and the coach she is becoming.”

The competition was at Birmingham’s Genting Arena, with thousands of cheerleaders competing. The Giants squad travelled down as a team on Saturday night and went for a team meal together before getting themselves ready for an early Sunday morning start.

Competition was fierce as the event started at 8am in the morning and the 23 strong squad arrived on mass with parents in tow to witness their greatest run yet.

Huddersfield Giants Cheerleading Development Coach, Robyn Evans was pleased to see the hard-work of the Cheerleaders pay off:

“The teams have worked incredibly hard for this 2mins 30 seconds routine on the mat, the rest of the seasons competitions seem to have been a great rehearsal in preparation for this weekend. I would like to say a huge thank you to the children and their parents for their commitments this season – without them the season wouldn’t have run half as smoothly. The kids are so humble when they compete, they are full of good luck wishes for every other team and had taken around good luck sweets to the rest of the competitors before they went on. Cheerleading is such a family friendly sport and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it.”

 Full results for the Giants Cheerleading teams:

  • Senior Level 5 Partner Stunt – 1st Place – National Champions
  • Senior Co-ed Level 3 Stunt Group - 1st Place – National Champions
  • Junior Small Level 1 – 2nd Place (out of 8 and 1.1 off of 1st place)
  • Senior Small Level 2 – 4th Place (out of 10)
  • Senior Level 3 Stunt Group – 4th Place (out of 7)

To get involved in Giants Cheerleading or for further information please contact Bernie Morley on:

01484 484 163 OR

Check out a photo gallery of the Cheerleaders squad from the National Championship here

Heikki Kovalainen





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