Cheerleaders storm to championship success

Bay Stormers Cheerleaders.
Bay Stormers Cheerleaders.

Bay Stormers cheerleaders came away with a host of trophies from the biggest event the North of England has ever seen.

The squad of 70 joined 2,500 cheerleaders over three days at the British Cheerleading Association’s North-East regional championships at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena.

Bay Stormers entered 15 routines ranging from full cheer teams, lifting routines to gymnastic routines and came away with 13 trophies for five first places, four second places, three third places and one fifth.

Cheerleaders aged from six to 40 represented the club as they were thrown into the air, lifted and flipped.

The minis and youths, aged six to eight and nine to 11 respectively, wowed the judges with their creative routines to take first place while the juniors and seniors proudly showed off their high-level skills to pick up two seconds and a fifth.

The masters, aged 25 and above, proved you’re never too old to cheer by finishing second.

Two of the club coaches Faye Hewitson, 27, and Maisie McCorriston, 17, also competed with an elite group based in Carlisle and earned a place to compete at the Cheerleading World Championships in Florida next April.