The Sheffield Sabrecats have had an exceptionally successful year, with success both inside and outside of competitions, including winning the title of National Champions at the ICC British Championships.
Our Games and Development Squad increased in size this year and performed a very impressive routine at Sheffield Sabres’ home games throughout the year as well as performing at our annual Showcase event for the first time.
We also had members from our development and competition teams perform together at the Football and American Football events at Varsity 2016.
We’ve continued to have competition teams competing at All Girl Level 3 (Black Squad) and Co-Ed Level 2 (Gold Squad), plus Group Stunts competing at Levels 3, 4 and 6. At our first competition this year, Future Cheer Heart of England in Birmingham, Gold Squad and Group Stunt Level 6 came 1st and Black Squad and Group Stunts Level 3 and 4 came 2nd.
A couple of weeks later, we were back competing in our home city at Future Cheer Circus Spectacular, and were lucky to have a huge amount of support from the Sabres and some of our alumni. Group Stunts Level 4 and 6 came 1st, Black Squad and Group Stunt Level 3 came 3rd and Gold Squad came 4th. The score for Group Stunt Level 4 was also one of the highest scores a Sabrecats Group Stunt has ever achieved!
Our final competition at the ICC British Championships in March resulted in Gold Squad becoming National Champions and Black Squad getting 3rd place in the University division. This topped off a fantastic competition season and one of the most successful years the club has had!
Outside of cheerleading, we were busy organising and taking part in a variety of charity events. Once again we took part in the annual “Do It For You” Day held in conjunction with Sheffield Children’s Hospital. This day allows current and former childhood cancer patients the opportunity to take part in a number of different sports, including cheerleading!
We also continued our long standing relationship with our sponsored charity Breast Cancer Care this year. Our fundraising events have included bake sales, themed training sessions, a 24 hour cycle-a-thon and most impressively running the Sheffield Half Marathon and we’ve raised over £1500!
Thank you once again to our sponsors and our fantastic committee and coaches for all their hard work over the last year!