We’ve started a Cheer squad and welcome males and females of all ages to come along and have a go. Every Sunday 2-4pm at St Albans Rugby Club. Check out our Facebook page for the latest event updates.
We spoke to Emma Copeland, our newly appointed Head of Cheer and an experienced Cheerio to find out what she knows about cheerleading and why she got in to the sport in the first place. This is what she had to say:
Cheerleading is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK right now! It is a combination of dance and gymnastics, and requires strength and determination. The Cheetah Prowl are a gameday cheerleading squad cheering for the Hertfordshire Cheetahs American Football squads, but it’s more than just waving pom poms around!
Gameday cheerleading is about staying positive when your team is losing, and about celebrating with them when they’re winning.
It’s about being respectful of the other team, respectful of the players of both teams, and of course, entertaining the spectators during half time.
I started cheerleading two and a half years ago, and I haven’t looked back.
It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done because I didn’t know anyone, and I had no idea what to expect, but I’ve never regretted it.
Being a part of cheerleading makes you feel part of a team, and not just the team you train with, but the team you support as well.
It gives you a sense of achievement when you finally nail a stunt, or get the dance right the whole time through for the first time.
My cheerleading teammates have quickly become my family.
You’re all invited to come along and check it out 🙂