Something worth cheering about!

PUBLISHED: 13:30 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:40 26 October 2009

Smiles galore for the girls of the Hertstoppers Cheerleading Club

Smiles galore for the girls of the Hertstoppers Cheerleading Club

A FAULTLESS display of stunts, gymnastics and synchronised dance saw cheerleaders scoop a top national prize on their competitive debut. Hertstoppers Cheerleading Club, which was formed less than a year ago, won the Future Cheer Competition at Brentford,

A FAULTLESS display of stunts, gymnastics and synchronised dance saw cheerleaders scoop a top national prize on their competitive debut.

Hertstoppers Cheerleading Club, which was formed less than a year ago, won the Future Cheer Competition at Brentford, after impressing a capacity crowd and a panel of judges.

The event ended up in a double success for the group which beat more than 20 teams to the coveted Grand Champion Trophy for the highest score achieved by any level one or level two team.

Amy Pike, who is the founder and head coach, told the WHT that they "never expected to win".

"We thought that we could quite possibly take second or third, but the girls were quite nervous.

"None of them had ever competed before and the rest of the teams had about six years experience.

"When we won the Senior All-girl Novice (level two) section to begin with, that was brilliant. But, to win the overall prize for best score as well, that was absolutely excellent."

The girls, aged between 12 to 23, train up to three nights a week at Chancellor's School in Brookmans Park and had only previously put on displays at Codicote Village Day and St Albans Fire Station open day.

Now the Potters Bar-based club has its sights set on the next major contest, in February - The Heart of England Competition at Loughborough University - as well as a fundraising disco on January 26.

Anyone interested in finding out about classes for cheerleading should contact Amy on 07923 685563.

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