What is Cheerleading?
As a member of Reading Knights Cheerleading, you will have the opportunity to compete at National and International competitions and also have the chance to help cheer on our many other great sports teams! You can use pom-poms if you want but that’s not the kind of cheerleading we do. Cheerleading is a sport for BOTH males and females! Cheer requires technique, endurance and strength. So, guys don’t be put off by the stereotypes – we promise you don’t have to wear skirts!
Reading Knights Cheer have successful and hard-working squads that are included in the many competitive cheerleading teams that compete every year across the UK! Every year the number of competitive cheerleading teams is growing, and competition is getting fiercer. Our professionally trained coaches put together challenging but exciting new routines for new competitions, including stunts, pyramids, tumbling and dance.
On a competitive cheer squad, you’ll get to perform in not one but TWO competitions each year in places like Birmingham, and Bournemouth (with time to celebrate on the beach!). Competition days are great fun because by this time you have already bonded with your squad and it’s one big family outing! To prepare for these competitions, there is training twice a week – one training as just your squad and then one weekly training for all squads together. All-squad training is a great chance to try out new stunts from higher levels, to see how well the other squads are progressing and to spend time with the society as a whole.
On the other hand, we support the other sports teams at the University throughout the year and we have great fundraisers to help cover cost of competitions and uniforms!
· Legacy Cheer and Dance: Live Your Legacy 2016
- 1st Place – Co-ed Level 2
· BCA University Nationals Telford 2016
· Future Cheer University Nationals 2016 and 2017
- 6th Place – All Girl Level 2 (2017)
· Legacy Cheer and Dance Dream Extreme 2017
- 1st Place - University Co-ed Group Stunt Level 3
Cheer Squads (Time and Dates of Training TBC):
· Co-ed Level 3: Male and Female
· All-girl Level 2: Female
· All-girl Level 1: Female
· Performance: Male and Female
Why join Reading Knights Cheerleading?
You don’t have to be an expert or have even done cheerleading or gymnastics to join cheer (although if you have then that’s great too!) We believe in the ethos – work hard, play hard. Each year we have amazing socials, both as a society and joint with other societies – we have a strong link with American Football in particular (what a surprise!).
You make friends for life through cheerleading and you get to learn and perfect new skills! Come along to the Freshers’ Fayre and Sports Fayre to find out more!
We look forward to meeting you and hopefully welcoming you to the Knights family!
Knights love xoxo
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