Cheers to King’s

Cheshire Life: Novem­ber 2018

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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.

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