ParaCheer Workshop for Coaches and Athletes – Coventry, July 2017

We’re excited to announce another great workshop experience!

BOOK ONLINE HERE

ParaCheer International, in association with Gemini Cheerleading are offering the second of our All-Star ParaCheer workshops on Sunday 16th July 2017, 1-5pm at Woodlands Academy, Coventry. Coaches and senior athletes from all teams are invited.

Athletes aged 12+ will be able to take part in a ParaCheer training day, learning new skills and how to work with peers with disabilities, and coaches can learn about ParaCheer divisions and how to create ParaCheer teams of their own.

All athletes with or without physical and sensory disabilities welcome. For more info please contact info@paracheer.org

£20 for athletes and £35 for coaches.
You can book online or turn up and pay on the day. Waiver forms will need to be signed on arrival.

Woodlands Academy Sports Complex, Gym 3, Broad Lane, Coventry, CV5 7FF

Gym 3 is highlighted in the image below in yellow:


For those using screen readers;
The text reads;

ParaCheer International and Gemini are joining forces to offer you an amazing Workshop.
All-star ParaCheer is HERE!
Sunday 16th July 1-5pm
Woodlands Academy Sports Complex, Gym 3, Broad Lane, Coventry, CV5 7FF
Athletes £20 – Disabled and non-disabled senior athletes interested in ParaCheer – this is for you! *Minimum age 12*
Coaches £35 – Find out about the division from ParaCheer International founders, take part in Q&A with a Team England ParaCheer coach, learn common adaptations and watch them created and implemented live.
No need to book; Just turn up and pay on the door!
Under 18’s must arrive with parent/guardian to complete waivers
For more information about ParaCheer visit www.paracheer.org
For information about Gemini email geminicheerleaderscoventry@hotmail.co.uk

The poster is blue and white with the logo of ParaCheer International and Gemini Cheer at the top. There are two pictures on the poster; the first in the top left is of two wheelchair users in red and white “Team England” uniforms sitting side by side with another cheerleader standing on their shoulders. The second picture on the right hand side is of a group forming a pyramid at a competition, the cheerleaders in the group are wearing the red and white uniforms of Gemini Cheerleaders. There are three visible sets of people basing with three cheerleaders being held up by them (flyers), doing a heel stretch pose. The team is viewed from the right side.

At the bottom of the poster in grey are the words Cheer for Everyone.

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ParaCheer Workshop – Swanscombe, UK – 17th June

We’re excited to announce this great workshop experience!

ParaCheer International, in association with Intensity Cheer Extreme, are offering the first of our all-star ParaCheer workshops on Saturday 17th June, 1-5pm at the Swanscombe Leisure Centre. Both athletes and coaches are invited.

Athletes will be able to take part in a ParaCheer training day with the intention of starting a new team for ICE, and coaches can learn about ParaCheer divisions and how to create ParaCheer teams of their own.

All athletes with or without physical and sensory disabilities welcome. For more info please contact info@paracheer.org

£20 for athletes and £35 for coaches. Payment and waivers to be filled on the door.

Swanscombe Leisure Centre, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0LP – Only 5 minutes from the Dartford crossing and Bluewater Nearest stations are Swanscombe and Ebbsfleet International.

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For those using screen readers;
The text reads;

ParaCheer International and Intensity Cheer Extreme are joining forces to offer you an amazing Workshop.
All-star ParaCheer is HERE!
Saturday 17th June 1-5pm
Swanscombe Leisure Centre, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0LP
Athletes £20 – Disabled and non-disabled senior athletes interested in ParaCheer this is for you. Minimum age 12
Coaches £35 – Find out about the division from ParaCheer International founders, take part in Q&A with a Team England ParaCheer coach, learn common adaptations and watch them created and implemented live.
No need to book; Just turn up and pay on the door.
Under 18’s must arrive with parent or guardian to complete waivers
For more information about ParaCheer visit www.paracheer.org
For information about ICE visit www.intensitycheerextreme.com

The poster is blue and white with the logo of ParaCheer International and Intensity Cheer Extreme at the top. There are two pictures on the poster; the first in the top left is of two wheelchair users in red and white “Team England” uniforms sitting side by side with another cheerleader standing on their shoulders. The second picture on the right hand side is of a group forming a pyramid, the cheerleaders in the group are wearing the green black and white uniforms of Intensity Cheer Extreme. There are three sets of many people basing and five cheerleaders standing upon them, three of those in the air are at prep level and two who are equally placed between the three are standing in the arabesque position with one leg at a right angle behind them, all five are connected.

ParaCheer Divisions opened at 2017 World Cheerleading Championships

This year, 2017, saw the opening of the first ParaCheer divisions at the ICU World Cheerleading Championships. The international competition was held at ESPN Wide World of Sport in Orlando, Florida from 26th to 28th April 2017.

This year there were three ParaCheer divisions and the competing teams represented 5 countries. The results were:

ParaCheer Unified Advanced division
Gold: Team England
Silver: Team Costa Rica

ParaCheer Unified Pom division
Gold: Team Wales
Silver: Team England

ParaCheer Unified Hip Hop division
Gold: Team Kazakhstan

We want to extend huge Congratulations to all of the teams, for taking a risk and entering a new division in is first year. We think all of the performances were amazing, every country put out very high quality routines, and we hope that the 2018 World Championships will see more countries represented in the ParaCheer divisions.

All the routines are available on the ICU You Tube Channel:

 

ParaCheer Taster Session in Wales

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Exciting news for disabled individuals in Wales interested in trying out Cheerleading – SportCheer Wales are running a FREE taster session in Cardiff in November! This is an opportunity to try out both Cheer and Freestyle Pom in the ParaCheer style – that is integrated practice with disabled and non-disabled participants.

You need to be aged 14 or over to take part, but you do not need to have any prior experience with Cheerleading or Dance.

Where: Cardiff Central Youth Club (CCYC), Ocean Way, Cardiff, CF24 5HF
When: Sunday, November 13th 2016
Time: 4pm (session will take approximately 1 hour)

At the taster session SportCheer Wales will deliver a presentation on Team Wales ParaCheer and if you enjoyed the taster session and want to get involved, you may have the opportunity to represent your country at the World Championships!

You are not required to register to attend, but if you have any questions, please contact Sabrina on 07815971282 or
email scwales@scgb.org.

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Announcing – Team England ParaCheer 2017 Worlds teams!

We are excited and proud to announce the Coaches and Athletes who will be representing England at the 2017 ICU Cheerleading World Championships in the brand new ParaCheer divisions:

Team England ParaCheer

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Coaches

Head Coach: Uri Verthime
Assistant Coaches: Zoe Reed, Nikki Murphy

Athletes

Amelia Hayashida
Antonia Graham
David Knowles
Emily Alner
Emma Ireland
Emma Nock
Emmie Deer
Gwenllian Evans
James Vodrey
Kat Knowles
Kat Madine
Leah Evans
Melly McLaughlin
Nick Simmons
Paige Collins
Rebecca Lally
Rick Rodgers
Sam Cunningham
Sarah Bishton
Scott Archibald
Steph Malfatti
Victoria Gillett
Vivien Lee
Wendy Armitage

Team England ParaCheer Freestyle Pom

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Coaches

Head Coach: Aaron Simmonds
Assistant Coaches: Sammi Connell, Sheila Salvador

Athletes

Amelia Davies
Annabel Flay
Celsie Ellis
Ceri Solomon
Cherry Grimes
Danielle Cheetham
Eleanor Downs
Jamie-Lee Driver
Katlyn Harvey
Maisie Douglas
Molly Gale
Naomi Hayzen
Niamh Coveney
Rachel Berenson-Perkins
Ruby Payne
Sophia Michiko
Stacey Dyer
Sydney-Beau Thompson

Congratulations to all athletes placed on teams! We wish you the best of luck and will be supporting you all the way!

Try Out Date released for 2017 World Championship teams

ParaCheer International are pleased to announce that try outs for both ParaCheer and ParaCheer Freestyle Pom teams to compete at the 2017 World Cheerleading Championships will be held in Leicestershire on Sunday 4th September 2016.

Interested athletes need to complete an application form and return it no later than 18th August 2016. Video try-out options are also available.

Click here for full details and to download the application form.

Announcing: Team England ParaCheer 2016!

The International Cheerleading Union are really excited that England is sending a team to showcase the new ParaCheer division at The Cheerleading Worlds 2016.

And we are really excited to announce the athletes who have been placed on Team England ParaCheer 2016! These athletes will be making cheerleading history. Over 40% of the athletes on team have some form of disability.

Paracheer Team England 2016

Huge Congratulations to:
Back, L to R: Scott Archibald, Simon Manning, Meg Stanbridge, Emily Alner, Emily Hill, Zoe Dehnert
Middle, L to R: David Knowles, Deb Roach, Marcus Shepheard, Jayme Rodgers (Coach), Uri Verthime (Coach), Joanna Gamper-Cuthbert (Coach)
Front, L to R: Melissa Jones, Katy Morris, Lexy Amajoutt, Tori Gillett, Steph Malfatti, Diane McKenzie, Rick Rodgers
Absent from Image: Leila Reid, Nadine Ashcroft, Scott Kelleher

We can’t wait to see where this journey takes us and to see you all take to the stage this coming April in Orlando, Florida.

If you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts to get the team to Worlds 2016, please click the Donate button below. Thank you.

ParaCheer Workshop #3 – 13th December 2014

We are running another ParaCheer Workshop! Full details below. Sorry we haven’t yet published any pictures from the last workshop – we are still waiting to get these back from our wonderful photographer, who volunteered his time for us. They will be coming soon!

ParaCheer Workshop Number 3

Date: Saturday, 13th December 2014
Time: 12noon – 5pm
Location: Talent Central Cheerleading Gym, Unit 27a, Gallions Reach Shopping Park, 3 Armada Way, London, E6 7ER
Cost: £10 for advance bookings, £15 on the day BOOK HERE
Open to participants aged 16+. If you are aged 16-18 we will require confirmation from a parent/guardian that you are able to attend. 
For Cheerleaders and ex-Cheerleaders – who want to share their skills, learn new ways to approach their sport and help open it to more members of the community.
For Acrobats – who want to learn cheerleading style but also share their style in order to expand repertoire and provide wider possibilities for adaptation to different bodies.
For Disabled Movers – all physically disabled people welcome, especially those with an existing movement practice; come learn new skills, be prepared to take risks and expand your horizons, all within a supportive environment where we will take the time to find ways for you to use your capabilities to their max!

A bit of background:

Rick started Partner Stunt Cheerleading in a wheelchair in 2009, after an accident left him unable to continue his beloved sport in its usual form. He was the first person in the World to develop this to such a level as to be invited to perform twice at the Cheerleading World Championships in Florida, USA. Now Rick, as the ICU Athletes Commission ParaCheer Representative, along with his wife (and backspot) Jayme, are on a mission to bring high level cheerleading to others with disabilities, in an aim to create an integrated team of disabled and non-disabled cheerleaders performing at a level high enough to perform at, and eventually compete in, the USA when ParaCheer becomes an official division within the ICU Competition.

ParaCheer Workshop #2 – 11th October 2014

We are running another ParaCheer Workshop, as before attendance is strictly by application, full details below.

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Date: 11th October 2014

Location: Talent Central Cheerleading Gym, Unit 27a, Gallions Reach Shopping Park, 3 Armada Way, London, E6 7ER

Time: 12noon – 6pm

Cost: £10 per person (if you are bringing a non-participating PA they do not have to pay to attend)

Applications open to anyone aged 16+. Once your application is submitted, we will let you know as soon as we can if you are able to attend. Priority will be given to those who have attended previous workshops, are disabled and/or have cheerleading experience. If you are under 18 years of age, we will require an email from a parent/guardian confirming that you are able/allowed to attend (if offered a place) before we will accept your application.

To apply please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HwexEr0qnl1PWz9w-J8i6NiPZnB3c-Q6HHM8son_V3Q/viewform?usp=send_form

To see what we got up to last time – look here.

Any questions – please Contact Us.