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

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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.

Both girls have an extensive background in dance and cheer. Fiona has been a dancer from a young age, gaining her BATD teachers qualifications amongst exceptional results in all other dance examinations. Her cheerleading career begun at university, joining the Strathclyde Warriors. Here, Fiona has won national titles in Tradition Pom and Pom Dance. Fiona has also held club committee roles throughout her time at university, but most notably being club president in the year that Cheerleading was accepted into the Strathclyde Sports Union. Fiona has made a huge impact on the sport at the university, and continued to do so in setting up the Scottish Student Cheerleading Championships.

Lucy has been both a dance and cheerleader since the age of 3, with over 50 national titles held across a range of styles and ages, 16 national team performances with Team Scotland at the World Cheerleading Championships, in Pom, Hiphop and Cheer. With the team ranking highest in 5th place as a nation, but with a club 2nd behind the USA. Lucy has also performed in TV shows, Scottish Cup Final football games, charity events, aswell as being a semi finalist on Britain’s Got Talent 2008. Lucy was also a member of coaching staff for the first junior team to compete at the USASF Worlds in 2017.  Within her university team, she has competed at national level and also been Varsity captain 2017/18 and 2018/19 – the year of Strathclydes Taxi Cup victory.

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, aswell as SSS Sports Volunteers of the year award this year.  The future of Scottish student cheerleading is dynamic, and Fiona and Lucy cant wait to be a part of it!

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