SOME 53 athletes from Goulburn based Cheer Fusion travelled to the Shellharbour Sports Complex to compete in the Winterfest 2012 Cheerleading Competition, run by the AASCF.
They competed in the top level of the mini group, the five-to-eight years, 8-11 age bracket, and 11-14 years category.
The All Stars cheerleading format requires all groups to perform dance, cheer moves, gymnastics and lifting stunts. It was the very first competition appearance for all of our members and it kicked off with the Mini group who, although nervous and excited, performed their routine perfectly to lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from the audience, particularly for their very strong lift sequences.
Next up was the youth age group, who collectively showed great enthusiasm and energy and couldn’t wait to get on stage. Their lifting was very sound and the first tumbling sequence amazing.
The junior group was the last to perform on the day. They had prompt timing with their group round-offs and cartwheels and performed a stunning extension pyramid lift – with one of the girls extended above head height. In total over 1000 athletes performed on the day and although none of the groups placed in the top three in their categories, the coaches and team were very pleased.
The Cheer Fusion teams train two nights a week and have three fully qualified cheerleading coaches. They’re now preparing for their next competition in Canberra on August 19, before heading to the state titles in Canberra on September 16.
The year culminates with the Nationals at Homebush from October 26 to 28.
For more photos and information, Cheer Fusion has a Facebook page and is also performing locally on Sunday, August 12 at the Workers Arena. The girls have a chance to cheer for the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs.
Cheer Fusion would like to thank all the parents for their time and also local business for their support, namely: Goulburn Workers Club, Woolworths, Eagle Boys Pizza, Angela Storrier Real Estate, Alan Christie Dental Surgeon, MBK Painters, Robert Lomas and Baileys Garage.
UP-AND-AWAY! Complex dance moves, catching cheers, gymnastic manoeuvres and lifting stunts. They were some of the feats undertaken, not by a professional cheerleading troupe, but rather a hardworking group of Goulburn girls last month. Fifty-three athletes from Cheer Fusion unleashed a spectacle at the Winterfest Cheerleading Competition at Shellharbour on July 29. They excelled.
EYE CATCHING: Joey Keegan plays to the crowd at the finish of a junior straddle lift.
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