The Nottingham Trent Tigers are the home of Cheerleading here at NTU, with around 150 girls, (and some boys). We have progressed in both size and stature over the recent years, adding both a new competition team and performance team, so we provide the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to give Cheerleading a try!
We have four teams who take the time to not only train their routines (that include dance, stunts and tumbles), but also to condition as a team – a big part of staying fit and strong for the challenging stunts that they learn.
Level 3 Squad
This season, they have also added private strength and conditioning sessions to make sure they stay ahead of the competition, and they will be heading to the same three competitions as the Level 2 Squad. This also includes ICC nationals, which is held at the Motorpoint arena, and they will be looking to be named National Champions for the fourth year on the bounce.
Level 2 Competition Squad
New this year, the squad is made up of 24 girls and they are heading to three competitions. They train four hours a week to perfect their competition routine.
This squad represents the Tigers at the Varsity series by committing to performing at as many games as possible, to celebrate our great teams in pink. They will also be performing at half time at the British Wheelchair Basketball Championships and be cheering for all teams throughout the tournament. The squad trains for four hours a week to learn up to 6 routines for the series.
They train once a week for two hours to get ready for upcoming performances like Run NTU and the British Wheelchair Basketball Championship alongside the Varsity Squad.
If you are looking to join a club with an unforgettable bond then Tigers is the one for you. The girls aren’t just team mates, they have become a part of the Tigers legacy that will continue to grow in future years as more people shape the way the university views Cheerleading.
By Scarlett Myers (volunteer coach/ athlete)