A cheerleading squad took home six major trophies after competing in a league competition.
Bicester ECU cheerleaders represented Bicester over the weekend at the UKCA Winter Championships in Manchester.
The team entered 9 teams, of all abilities and age groups – Teenies, Juniors and Seniors – and returned home to Bicester with six major trophies, including two first-place finishes.
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It was the first time most of the team had competed, with the younger team only training together since September of this year.
Tash Whitaker, parent of one of the cheerleaders, said: “We are the smallest team that competes, by far.
“We train after school, only during the semester, in a hall with a low ceiling and an area of about one sixth of the area of the competition track.
“To go out there and perform like they did against really tough competition was amazing.
Bicester ECU was founded in March 2013 and has since won many domestic championship titles, earning a place in European competitions.
Top-flight teams traveled to Croatia, Germany and the Netherlands to represent the UK.
A Bicester ECU spokesperson said: “We are Bicester’s only exclusive cheerleading club, specializing in all things cheering.
“Our club is very inclusive and offers a team for every age group, gender and ability.
“We will also be performing at the Porsche Christmas event at Bicester Heritage on Sunday.”
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