Key Information

Cheerleading is a high impact sport made up of elements from dance, acrobatics, tumble and gymnastics.

Whilst created in the USA in 1898, the last 30 years have seen a massive increase in popularity and standard in the U.K.

Sport Chair: Fiona & Lucy

Governing Body: Sportcheer Scotland

Upcoming Cheer Events

You might want to know…

  • Cheerleading was originally an all-male sport.

  • The Scottish Student Cheerleading Championships is held once a year around the start of March

  • In 2016, Cheerleading was accepted as a provisional Olympic sport – meaning we may see cheerleaders competing in the 2028 LA Olympic Games.

  • 2020 will be the third Scottish Student Cheerleading Championships.

  • You can join a cheerleading team as a student even if you’ve never done it before! Teams are really welcoming and will teach you all the skills you need.

Meet your Sports Chair

Fiona & Lucy

Fiona and Lucy have both been at the forefront of Scottish Student Cheerleading, by heading the committees first responsible for delivering the Scottish Student Cheerleading Championships, alongside getting cheerleading SSS recognition. The two met in their time with the University of Strathclyde cheerleading team, where they both competed and held various committee positions. Watching the sport grow, they wanted to make sure that every athlete and student team in Scotland had the correct backing and support to improve their skills, grow their clubs, and develop within the sport.

As a team, they have already achieved so much in this industry. The duo were selected as Sports Union Volunteers of the Year at the Strathclyde University Star awards for their efforts within cheerleading, as well as SSS Sports Volunteers of the year award in 2019/20.  The future of Scottish student cheerleading is dynamic, and Fiona and Lucy can’t wait to be a part of it!

SS Cheer Development Group

Fiona and Lucy are supported by excellent volunteers in the delivery of SS Cheer:

  • Louise Mencnarowski (Secretary)
  • Amelia Stott (Procurement Officer)
  • Sarah Ford (Publicity & Promotions)
  • Rachel Black (Volunteer coordinator)

There are still roles vacant on the SS Cheer Development Group for 2021-22. If you’re interested in these (see below), please email

Publicity & Promotions
Volunteer coordinator

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