The Waihi College Cheer team is heading to Wellington to take a shot at winning its second national gold medal.
Last year, the team won their division at the nationals and will return on October 29 to compete at this year’s national competition.
The team has been fundraising for the trip by selling raffle tickets.
Team spokesperson Amy Magyar said after the team’s success at last year’s nationals, the cheer team attended their first competition this year, Cheerfest 2017 in Auckland, winning gold in the level 2 scholastic division.
They went on to compete at Battle of the Bay in Tauranga, winning gold in their division there too.
There are currently 24 members in the team, an increase from last year’s 15 members.
The Waihi College cheer team is made up of students from year 7 to 13.
Magyar said a cheer club would be established in Waihi in November, with an aim to encourage primary school-aged children and younger into the sport.
‘‘Skills range from cartwheels to stunts in which girls lift up other members and perform a range of gymnastic based skills in the air,’’ she said.