Hat-trick brings big cheer for King’s

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

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.”

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