The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham Cheerleading Squad are a group of outstanding student athletes who enthusiastically represent the university. Our routines include stunts, dance, and gymnastics to achieve competitive and crowd pleasing routines.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and join, whether you have experience or not, it's a great way to keep fit, meet new people and have loads of fun at the same time!
You can come find us at the Welcome Fair on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of September, where you'll have an opportunity to meet some of the team and ask any questions you may have! This will be hosted at the David Ross Sports Village (DRSV). For further details please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/707857432758057
The Squad holds open tryouts at the start of each academic year which are open to all students and associates of the University. These cover a range of skills, from dance, jumping, stunting and tumbling. We encourage everyone to come and tryout, no matter your gender or experience!
We are hosting try-outs on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th of October. These will be held as follows:
- 1st October, 1-4pm, DRSV.
- 3rd October, 7-10:30pm, DRSV.
- 5th October, 6-9pm, JBSC (Jubilee Sports Centre).
All stages of try-outs are compulsory to continue. Trials cost £5 per try-out and we recommend that you arrive early. Please wear any comfortable clothing that you can dance in.
You can find out more about tasters & trials on our Facebook page, or by following this link.
We are also hosting a taster session for anyone who wishes to give cheerleading a go on the 28th September, 6pm at JBSC.
This is free of charge and all are welcome, as with all of cheer no experience is necessary!
We're also part of the Engage programme so you can try Cheerleading for free if you have a sports and fitness membership, or for a small charge if you don't. We are hosting these on the 17th October, the 1st of November and the 5th of December between 7-8pm in DRSV Studio 2. Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/engage for more information.
Membership fees for the club are currently £85 for the Varsity Squad and £100 for Competition Squad for the 17/18 academic year. This includes hall hire, dress hire, bows, etc.
The UoN sports and fitness membership is also required to be part of our club. Early Bird membership is available until the 6th October and for £189 includes the following:
- Access to the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village
- Three fully-equipped fitness suites
- Over a hundred weekly group exercise classes
- 25m pool
- Indoor sports halls and squash courts
Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/join for more details.
Every year we perform new and innovative routines at Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, American Football and Rugby Union varsity games. You can watch all of our 2017 Varsity performances on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ykNDwVJXEQCaO55vUQZjA
As well as the varsity team every member also has the opportunity to tryout for the competition squad, made up of 25 girls who participate in regional and national competitions at a complex senior level three standard. At the ICC British Open in 2015 we came in 2nd place, and in 2016 we came 1st and division champs at ICC Eastern.
In 2017 we ranked 4th place for University All Girl Level 3 for Future Cheer and ICC British & University Nationals.
Our varsity squad trains twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, an additional practice is required for our optional competition squad. A standard practice session covers a wide range of skills starting with a warm-up, and can include dance sessions, stunting, jump sessions, conditioning and finishes with cool-down.
As a squad, our social life is second to none. We have regular socials every alternate Wednesday evening, these begin at our sponsor bar and then progress onto Crisis at Rock City. These are a lot of fun; a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and for the squad to bond and develop as a team, plus fancy dress is usually on the cards! This year our sponsors are Red Bar and Bierkeller, so we are looking forward to having our socials there! The Athletic Union Ball towards the end of the academic year is always an amazing night. As a member of the squad, you also get the opportunity to go on tour during the Easter break.
As well as socialising our squad is involved with various charity work. We support a local charity, Forget-Me-Notts, and hold various charity fundraisers throughout the year, such as our Christmas wrap and our Easter bag-pack. We managed to raise an impressive £1500 for Operation Orphan throughout the 2012/13 year.
For more information, pictures and videos please visit our YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! You can search for us anywhere using @uoncheerleading.
If you have any questions please message us on our Facebook page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!