Saints Cheerleaders win regional championships

By Martha Kane

Cumbria’s Saints cheerleaders recently became regional champions in the BCA Northern Classics Cheerleading competition in Blackpool.

This time last year, The UOC Saints left the competition feeling deflated after not even placing amongst the top ten finalists. Twelve months later, with a new committee and determination, they found themselves walking away with the top honours, making them BCA Regional Champions for Senior Open Cheer.

The girls were delighted and very proud of their achievement.


Hannah Brewster , Vice-Captain, said: “The feeling we got when we won was amazing.”

“After years of competing and not walking away with anything to show for the work we had put in, this year we all felt a sense of belief and faith in ourselves and each other and were determined that we could be successful.”

However they will not become complacent and are still struggling to gain recognition for their sport,
she added: “We are still fighting for the respect from sports teams at our university, who still unfortunately think we run around waving pom-poms.”

The win has brought the girls: “closer together as a squad.” They hope to continue their rise to the top with the BCA University Nationals in April where they will face competitors from across the UK.

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