Rochdale cheerleaders take first place at national championships

Date published: 29 November 2013

Teams from Boro Cheer cheerleading club each won first place at the United Kingdom Cheerleading Association (UKCA) Winter Championships.

The Boro Babettes (Teenies team), Dale Diamonds (Junior team) and Boro Babes (Senior team) all won first place in their categories at the championships, which where held on Saturday 23 November.

Tracey Ray, Boro Cheer cheerleading coach, said: “The awards ceremony was amazing; the girls were cheering and crying with joy. It is a moment that I'll never forget.”

The event, which was held at the Sports City Arena in Manchester, saw teams perform routines of two minutes 30 seconds long which included cheerleading stunts, tumbling, cheer jumps and dance.

As well as scooping first place for each team, Boro Cheer also won the Spirit Award. The award is given to the club showing the most enthusiasm and team spirit as well as cheering on other teams as well as their own.

Boro Babes, the cheerleading stunt group, came second with Dale Diamond’s stunt group taking sixth place.

Tracey added: “It was a brilliant atmosphere with amazing results.”

For the New Year, the club will be having a makeover with a new name and a modern style cheerleading uniform especially designed for the club. From next year the club will be called Rayz All-Stars with Boro Cheer Club taking the name Rayz All-Stars Cheerleading Club. Boro Babettes will be Rayz All-Stars Teenies; Dale Diamonds will be Rayz All-stars Juniors and Boro Babes will be Rayz All-Stars Seniors.

“What a brilliant way to end Boro Cheer. I am so proud of my girls,” said Tracey.

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