Hat-trick brings big cheer for King’s
KING’S School cheerleaders have been raising the roof at the national championships in the Manchester Velodrome with a hat-trick of national team golds.
In their tenth year competing at national level, it was the King’s School’s best ever showing and confirms their status as the nation’s number one school team in a sport that combines stunning athleticism, team work and choreography skills.
King’s Kittens Year Seven cheerleading team won KS3 level two; King’s Lions Year Eight cheerleading team won KS3 level three; King’s Allstars year 7-13 cheerleading team won KS5 level five while King’s Cats from Year Eight came a superb second in the Pom dance.
In 2014 King’s travelled to Florida representing G.B. and came second only to the USA in the world championships. Now with the sport expected to be admitted to the Olympics for Los Angeles in 2024 there could some of this year’s 70 strong contingent aiming for that event.
The team are drilled by former Macclesfield Sports Coach of the Year Rachael Burrows-Jarvis, who also runs Maximum Cheer from the King’s School which is open to all.
Rachael said: “I have worked hard with the pupils not only with their physical abilities but psychologically to encourage self motivation, self- confidence and drive to win.
“This really showed on the day and I was so proud of them all. I am also grateful for the support of parents, assistant coaches and staff.”