WRGC club cheerleading squad members are now Cheer Sport Ireland members for the 2023-24
season, governing body for cheerleading in Ireland. This will help WRGC access growth, marketing, provision of education and supervision of safety opportunities.
Cheerleading is a combination of athleticism
and performance and is a sport recognised by Sport Accord, the world sport and business summit. The International Olympic Committee also officially recognized cheerleading as a sport in 2021 and the goal is to get it into the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.
According to Cheer Sport Ireland, the sport offers athletes from the age of 3 years to adult the opportunity to excel in a non traditional sport that accepts all ages and abilities. With teams ranging from recreational and novice right through to elite, internationally competitive groups, there is something for everyone!
The WRGC Cheerleading Squad trains 4 hours a week on Thursdays and Saturday under the leadership of our cheerleading coach Dzeneta Zoltnere. For those who wish to initiate in the sport, there will be a cheerleading workshop taking place the 19th of November, where participants will go through the basics of cheerleading, trying some simple stunts and getting introduced to tumbling. After the workshop, tryouts will take place to enter in the squad for those who have a especial interest in the sport and are able to commit to the training hours.