Members of the Deakin University Cheerleading Club are an excited lot as they will be performing at the Festival of Colours, hosted by the Festivals of South Asia Inc, on Saturday 19 March.
Deakin Cheer is a university-based sporting club founded in 2007, and currently has more than 180 members across 6 “cheerleading” teams and 5 “dance” teams. Deakin Cheer is a not-for-profit university club run by a student body affiliated with the Deakin University Student Association (DUSA).
Cheerleading is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia. As the sport continues to grow, so does the Deakin Cheer club. In 2015, the club accumulated 2 winning bids for their Pom team, Topaz and Hip Hop Team, Onyx, will represent Deakin University at the Cheerleading and Dance Worlds championships in Orlando, Florida this coming April. Onyx has been welcomed with the opportunity to be ‘Team Australia’in the ICU cheerleading Worlds competition representing Australia. This is the Olympics of Cheerleading/Dance and only one team is chosen per genre.
In November, members of the squad will be taking off to Queensland to compete in the National Championships.
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