SUNDOWNER – Curro Aurora and the Curro Blues cheerleading team hosted the first Cheer Fest at the school on 20 October.
The event took place during the offseason of competitive cheerleading and brought cheerleaders from teams from all over Gauteng to participate in a day of stunts and challenges.
The day was a showcase of skills in stunts, tumbling, tosses and challenges, and despite the weather, a total of 137 cheerleaders participated in the day.
Manager of Curro Blues Steve Krause commented, “This strenuous sport has shaped the lives of so many young athletes with backgrounds in dancing, acrobatics, tumbling and gymnastics, allowing them to be part of teams from primary school through to tertiary level.”
The cheerleader’s achievements are recognised by awards of Gauteng colours, national colours and national representation at the World Cheerleading Championships.
“The event was a success, especially based on the numerous responses from cheerleaders and officials from the Gauteng Majorettes and Cheerleading Association. Next year’s Cheer Fest is only going to be bigger and better,” Krause said.
The Curro Blues, the high school cheerleading team of Curro Aurora is entering its fourth year of competitive cheerleading and is currently ranked first in the High Coed small division and second in the High All Girl small division in the country.
Krause added, “It was an exceptional opportunity to co-host this Cheer Fest. It was the first of many to held at the school, and having cheerleaders from all over Gauteng working together to improve skills and building relationships in a sport they love was truly an amazing experience. They really cheered their hearts out.”
All cheerleaders that competed are part of registered teams of the Gauteng Majorettes and Cheerleading Associations.