Cheerleading club enjoys winning run

The Academy of Cheerleading senior girls' cheer and dance team. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

The Academy of Cheerleading senior girls' cheer and dance team. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

THE Academy of Cheerleading at Oak Flats has produced some outstanding athletes and results since it was first established in 2006.

From its humble beginnings, when the club began with two teams, two coaches and less than 30 athletes and classes were held in different venues, the club has blossomed.

"In 2010, we moved into our own premises and within three years, the club expanded again to accommodate the increasing interest in the sport," owner/head coach Nicole Gomes said.

"Now, nine years later, the club has its own fully equipped cheer and dance rooms, 16 coaches, 22 teams and 120 athletes."

In its second year of operation, the club was named NSW Cheerleading Club of the Year at the Gymnastics Australia awards, and in 2012 Gomes was nominated NSW Cheerleading Coach of the Year.

"As well as this, many of our teams have placed in the top three at regional, state and national competitions each year," she said.

"We recently attended our first competition for the 2014 season, where our teams came away with 12 firsts, seven second's and one third place from 20 routines.

"We also won highest point scoring: Hip-hop routine, Group Stunt routine, and level 2 and 3 Cheer routines.

"And to top it off, we claimed the title of Champion Club."

More information: academyofcheer.com or contact Nicole on 0424 337 055.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop