Bajan cheerleaders don’t only look good in their uniforms but they have technique to boot.
Last Saturday at the Wildey gymnasium in Wildey, St. Michael all this technique was put on display at the annual National Cheerleading and Cheer Dance competition.
Close to 100 youngsters participated, ranging in ages six to 21, and President of the Barbados Cheerleading Federation, Vincent Carter, praised them for the improved skills displayed.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY, he said he believed one of the main reasons for that improvement was the quality of coaches. In December last year 23 coaches were ranked at level one, while one was classified at level two.
More that 800 spectators came out to support the youngsters. Many of them cheered energetically for the Rubis Belmont Bees, who won the Primary Cheer section with St. Luke’s Lion coming second, Vauxhall Primary Tigers third and St. Catherine Cougars fourth.
In the Secondary Cheer section Ellerslie’s ESS Warriors dominated Harrison College’s Kolij Titans. Twisters All Stars Gym C4 beat their sister group, Lighting Bolt, in the Senior stunt. Reactive Squad beat Motivation in Cheer Dance and St. Luke’s Lions won in Junior Stunt with Junior Cheer going to Christ Church Girls’ Green Stars. (KC)