Cheerleading

                                                                   

Welcome to the University of the West or England Comets Cheerleading Squad. As we are one of the largest clubs for the university, we consist of two diffrerent teams; our Competition squad represent the university at national competitions, competing against other universities and all-star teams, and our Performance squad, who support and attend the UWE Bullets American Football team as well as other UWE sports teams' games throughout the year! 

Last season, our competition squad found huge success! Our level 3 co-ed team placed 3rd at the BCA Nationals Competition in Telford, and then 1st at the Legacy Competition in Cardiff, while our level 2 all-girl team placed 2nd at the Legacy Competition. Meanwhile, our Performance squad had a fantastic year too! They put on amazing performances at Varsity and successfully perform routines while cheering on for the UWE Bullets!

We are also one of the most successful fundraising clubs at UWE, as we raise thousands of pounds every year! Not only do we work extremely hard to achieve this, we also have a lot of fun too, from hosting our own themed club nights each term, to quizzes and team meals, you wouldn't want to miss out!

As an exciting, athletic and determined cheerleading squad, we welcome new members of any age, sex and ability into one of the largest and most successful universtiy squads. Even if you don't have any experience in cheerleading, our fantastic coaches will be there to help you. Our routines consist of tumbling, dance, jumps, stunting and of course, cheers! Whether you are highly experienced in these skills, or new to cheerleading, we would love for you to get involved, so please feel free to join our pages and get in touch to find out more information.

Training is coming into full swing now, so here's all you need to know in regards to training sessions for each team:

PERFORMANCE: Tuesday's 6pm - 8pm @ DINGS RFC

COMPETITION: Wednesday's 4pm - 6pm @ DINGS RFC

                           Sunday's 1:45pm - 4:45pm @ PREDATORS GYM, THE GREENWAY CENTRE

If there's anymore details you need, give us a message through our facebook page and ask!

 

     

 

Meet the commitee members of 2018/2019

 

[President] EMMA STRUTT

Age: 21
Course: Business and Management                                Stunt position: Assistant Base (but I’m still an all-rounder)
Joining Cheerleading was by far the best decision I’ve made since coming to uni (lol) I’ve met friends which will be my friends for life and met some amazing people. I’ve had the opportunity to progress in the sport which has meant I’ve been able to be selected for teams outside university. Cheerleading is my complete passion and I’m honoured to be able to work with some inspirational people who I learn new things from every single training session. Cheer isn’t just a sport to me, it’s my additional family! I’m excited to be President because I cannot wait to change things up this season to make us a stand-out club. I can’t wait to meet the new and amazing talent we have coming forward to the UWE Comets, so this is going to be our best year yet! 

 

[Vice President] KAYLA ATTFIELD

I’m 20 years old and currently an Interior Architecture second-year student. My current position in the team is Main Base which is also my position in a level 5 Worlds team outside of university. I have so much love and passion for cheer and have been cheering/a gymnast for 15 years! I went from achieving individually with gymnastics to achieving in a group with the best group of people a girl could ask for. It’s an incredible experience to share the mat with your best friends. I can’t wait to meet everyone and show what UWE Comets can bring! As your VP, I’ll be here to listen and share my knowledge and experiences to the best that I can! X

 

 

 

 

 

[Treasurer] ELLEN SIMMS

I’m 22 and a third year student studying Biological Sciences. I’ve been a part of UWE Cheerleading for 1 year, my first time ever doing cheerleading. As well as being a dancer, I am involved in stunting and usually as a Back. I’ve had so much fun and crown in confidence massively since starting cheerleading and I am excited to continue with it in my final year.

 

 

[Equipment and Safety Officer]                 CHARLOTTE ADAMS

I’m a 3rd year student nurse and this is my second year on the Comets. I’m really looking forward to competing and training again next year! Cheer is the perfect way to de-stress and have fun with a really amazing group of people. I’ll be the ‘Equipment and Safety’ committee member this year, so any concerns about injuries then give me a shout and we can do our best to work it out! Can’t wait to meet you all! x

[Events and Fundraising Officer] GEORGIA HODGE

I’m 20, third year business student and I’m a Base on the team. I’ve been a cheerleader ever since I was 9 years old and it’s so much fun, you’re going to have such a fun year! Can’t wait to throw some sick socials and have a groovy time with you all! xoxoxo

 

 

[Publicity and Media Officer] NADINE OUSLEY

I’m 21 years old and a 3rd year studying Filmmaking, and have been a Main Base for the cheer team. I only started cheerleading when I started the second year of my course, but have loved every minute of it. The girls (and guys) at cheer become your second family, so I can’t wait to get the next season up and running with some new members to our big family! xxx

 

[Participation Officer; Competition]                    EMILY MAY SEARLE

Hi all, I'm Emily aka momma em, and I'm 24 years old. This is my 5th year as a Comet. I’m currently in my second year of a PhD. I will be the equality and participation officer for competition squad making sure attendance is monitored. Cheer is the best part of my whole uni experience, get ready to become part of the Comets family. 

 

[Participation Officer; Performance]                     OLIVIA BRENNAN

I am a 20-year-old Sports Rehabilitation student. I’ve made most of my friends through cheerleading and it has made my first 2 years of uni some of the most enjoyable and certainly memorable yet. My position is a Flyer and I’m very excited to be the Participation Officer for the upcoming season. If there are any problems related to attendance for any training or games, I’m the person you should inform, and I will do what I can to help you out. xxx