10 AWARDS JOY Elec­tric Candy squad scoop thir­teen cheers

Sil­ver­ware on show

East Kilbride News - - FRONT PAGE - An­drea O’Neill

An East Kil­bride cheer­lead­ing club scooped some sil­ver­ware which is now on proud dis­play in their new ‘cheer gym’.

Elec­tric Candy Cheer­lead­ers took a squad to Dundee last month to com­pete in their first com­pe­ti­tion of the sea­son at the Steve Walls Clas­sic in the city’s Caird Hall.

And the trip to Tay­side proved to be a re­sound­ing suc­cess with the Elec­tric Candy girls bring­ing home 13 tro­phies – one for ev­ery divi­sion.

The win­ners were: Sarah Kelly and Bro­gan Muir – 1st place ju­nior cheer duo; Re­becca Mas­son – 2nd place se­nior jazz solo; Cerys La­mont – 3rd place youth jazz solo; Olivia Martin – 2nd place mini jazz solo and Madisyn La­mont – 1st place tiny hip hop solo.

The cheer squad – after al­most 20 years in the busi­ness – have had more to cel­e­brate and are thrilled to have se­cured a train­ing gym in the Kelvin In­dus­trial Es­tate where a new novice tiny team has started for kids aged three to six.

Coach Ni­cola Hamil­ton said: “While we would not nor­mally com­pete so early on in the year we thought it might be a nice in­tro­duc­tion to lots of our new mem­bers be­fore our na­tion­als in June. The Steve Walls Clas­sic is a great com­pe­ti­tion and proved to be very suc­cess­ful for all the Candy fam­ily.”

Ni­cola was par­tic­u­larly de­lighted with the medal haul as so many of her cheer­lead­ers were new to the team and had never competed be­fore.

She added: “The com­pe­ti­tion was a great suc­cess but also the first time we as a team got to watch our mem­bers per­form in the Team Scot­land team who were ex­cel­lent and per­formed great.

“They should do Elec­tric Candy proud when Sarah and Re­becca per­form in Florida this April.”

To join Elec­tric Candy, con­tact Ni­cola on 07411 100096 or email nicfin­candy@hot­mail.com

Go­ing for gold Elec­tric Candy kids starred in their first com­pe­ti­tion of the sea­son

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