Cheers to King’s
Cheshire Life: November 2018
The King’s School has been selected to represent Great Britain in the World Cheerleading Championships at Disney World in Florida in February. It will be the second time King’s has been awarded the exclusive honour, with the King’s team achieving a brilliant second place finish for GB in 2014.
King’s won the right to represent GB after gymnastics, trampoline and cheerleading coach Rachael Burrows submitted a video to the American organisers of their national winning performance at the GB championships.
32 King’s girls aged from 12 to 17 will fly out to Florida next year and Rachael said: ‘We are slowly but surely dispelling the myth that cheerleading is poncing around with pompoms. You need natural aptitude and highly developed skills to display the flexibility, strength, athletic conditioning, courage and team-work necessary to compete at the highest level.’
King’s has starred at every national Cheerleading Championships since 2008, when Rachael began developing the sport at the Macclesfield school. ‘We have always had at least one national champion team and are now recognised as a pan European centre of excellence,’ she added.