Information regarding Regional and National Events
The download section has all the competition entry forms, ticket forms, and of course those very important UKCA rules and regulations.
Northern Ireland Region has its very own cheerleading championship merchandise! Why not purchase your championship hooded sweat or t-shirt, a great souvenir of our fabulous UKCA cheerleading championships
Cheerleaders, spectators and coaches have access to all the latest cheerleading merchandise as the event organisers invite stall holders from major cheerleading retailers plus all those new suppliers bringing us funky garments , bags etc. You will see uniform and cheer shoe suppliers at all our events and of course we also offer an on site printing service to spice up your t-shirt or hoodie or indeed those cuddly cheerleading bears!
EUROPEAN CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Sunshine CUP
UCKA is a founder member of the European Cheerleading Association and through this membership alliance UKCA can offer selection to its own members to this fantastic annual International Championships. There are other cheerleading unions and associations worldwide but the Gov Body can only be a member of one and we have chosen to compete via the ECA route inline with UKCA guidance to present athletes at this level. This route offers a progressive,safe and successful competition pathway and because of this standard is popular with the majority of the European and world states.
For the opportunity to compete for Team UK at the European Championships all local teams must first compete at a UKCA National Event. The Judges and officials will select the regions top 4 teams to represent Team UK.
The Sunshine Cup was first introduced in 2011 to promote development at the junior level and it is a fabulous route to develop cheerleaders for the high level open Europeans and a great introduction to world level teams and skill level.
The Sunshine Cup is for level 2 & 3 juniors aged 8 and coming 9 in the year of competition and no older than 12 as at the year end of competition.
The Open Europeans start at Level 4/5+ .
Northern Ireland was proud to present its first team in 2011 at the Sunshine Cup:
Two Cheerleading Teams were selected Riada Rockets & Rathgael Ravens and Olympus Girls Club for Pom Dance. Riada Rockets were the only team to take up the offer and compete and placed a credible 5th.
In 2012 UKCA again had the delight in offering the following Northern Ireland Teams a place in the Sunshine Cup and to represent Team UK.
Dance Olympus Girls Club
Cheerleading Galaxy, Riada Rockets, Galway City Cougars
How does selection work:
Sunshine Cup is a Junior European event so the age group targeted are the 8-12 year olds.
The top 3 or 4 teams are selected following results at a National Event and also based on the skill level of the squad, that is all round cheerleading skills. The team that was selected does not necesarily have to be the one that the squad sends to Europe, it can be any cheerleader within that age group 8-12yrs as per European rules from the squad selected. Cheerleaders often fall into the bracket that they are too young ( a young Jnr A not yet 8 and under) or will reach their 13th birthday by the end of the competition year and are then not eligible to compete.
We wish TEAM UK every success again this year and UK are the team to watch as the feedback last year from the European Body highlighted how UK are quickly bringing through talented grass root athletes.
This then affirms the need for the Sunshine Cup. A junior progressive pathway to Elite cheerleading. Thank you ECA for introducing this event to the competition calendar.
2012 UKCA COMPETITIONS
Many Congratulations to all the wonderful cheerleaders who competed at the Antrim Forum on Saturday 31st March, 511 of you in total. It was great to see so many new clubs and growth in all age categories plus a bigger interest in stunt groups and street cheer. 19 Clubs attended and the venue was packed to capacity. We are proud of You!!
Congratulations to Galway City Cougars, Riada Rockets & Galaxy GTC for selection to represent UKCA this Summer in Italy as part of Team UK in the European Cheerleading Championships.
Olympus Girls Club for selection in the Dance category
NEW CATEGORY for 2012
This section of the competition is an opportunity for individuals or partners to freestyle and enjoy the spotlight.
Brand new categories new rules, now 6 levels!!!
NEW RULES NOW AVAILABLE
2011 Championship sample video - CLICK on link
VOLUNTEERS WANTED for 2012 EVENT.
YOU MUST be 16yrs plus
contact firstname.lastname@example.org OR click on the link below to download an application form
Northern Ireland Dates : 8th , 9th & 10th April. 3 DAY EVENT!!!
Watch out for details for the all day Workshops on the 10th. YOU can book your place online soon!
Click on the 2 links below for all 2011 dates and Competitions
Please note there are changes to structure of higher level events **
Northern Ireland Championships 2010
See all the Results on the Results Page .
Friday 26th March - Schools Competition:
10.30am start - 3.00pm
Saturday 27th March Community Competition:
9.30am - 1pm
Saturday 27th March Club Competition: 1.30pm - 5pm
2010 Competition Rules & Regulations :
Schools & Street Cheer Rules ( Rec Dance on Page 20 )http://www.ukca.org.uk/ni_school_rules.pdf
Northern Ireland National Championships 2009
CONGRATULATIONS to all squads, teachers and coaches on the success of our two day event for Schools & Clubs held at the University of Ulster, Coleraine Campus on Friday and Saturday 3rd & 4th April.
The first of many great events to follow!
What a delight to see so many brave competitors take to the floor and experience the FUN and sheer magic of UKCA cheerleading events, enhanced of course by the talented DJ- Caino.
Parents and Spectators alike got hooked on the FUN and all were brought to their feet throughout the day to the sound and grooves that enlivened the sports centre.
Karen Graham UKCA N.I. Representative & Event Manager