Cheers to the Western Sydney University winning squads

Western Sydney University Cheerleading squad at the All Star Cheerleading State Championships

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Western Sydney University cheerleading teams have taken home gold and silver at the Australian All Star Cheerleading State Championships.

The Wildcats placed first in the University Premier Level 1 Division, followed closely by the Dragons who placed second. As well as this, Western Sydney University's Chimeras took out first place in the Open Coed Level 2 Assisted Partner Stunt Division, led by club president Michaela Hamill.

Club President of the Wildcats, Caitlin Alderson, says the team only formed in March– which makes their victory even sweeter.

"21 out of the 26 students in our team have never participated in cheerleading before, so it is a great accomplishment for us," says Caitlin.

"The team put their heart and soul into every single training session; even training on weekends leading up to the competition."

Western Sydney University's cheerleading teams are comprised of students and alumni from a wide range of degrees and disciplines.

Cheerleading offers students and alumni the chance to represent the University at some of Australia's biggest Cheer and Dance Championships. Students are also able to cheer as recreational members and participate in workshops held throughout the year.

The team's eye is now set on the Australian University Games and Cheercon competition.


8 September 2017

Jessica Cortis