2016/17 Season Review
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The Sheffield Sabrecats had another exceptional year with success across all squads, both in and out of competitions with a highlight being Gold Squad once again becoming National Champions at the ICC British Open Championships and also winning a bid to the ICC Battle of the Champions 2018.
Our Games and Development Squad, which has now been renamed the Blue Squad, has been steadily increasing in size over the past few years, and this year saw our biggest Blue Squad to date, with over 40 members and with the help of the Blue Squad Coach, Chloe Davey, they produced a very impressive routine at the Sheffield Sabres’ home games throughout the year as well as putting on an exceptional performance at our annual Showcase event.
We also had members from our Blue Squad and competition teams perform together at the Rugby Union and League, Football, American Football and Lacrosse events at Varsity 2016.
We 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 2-6. At our first competition of the year, Future Cheer University Nationals in Birmingham, Group Stunts Level 3 and 5 came 2nd, Black Squad came 3rd and Gold Squad came 4th.
A few weeks later at Future Cheer Circus Spectacular, which was in our home city, we once again had a huge amount of support from the Sabres and some of our alumni and friends and family. Black Squad, Group Stunts Level 3 and 5 all came 1st, Group Stunts Level 2, 3 and 4 came 2nd and Gold Squad came 3rd.
Our final competition of the year was at ICC British Open Championships and it resulted in Gold Squad once again being awarded 1st place and being named National Champions, as well as winning a bid to ICC Battle of Champions 2018 and in a very tough category Black Squad put on an amazing performance and were awarded 6th place.
This topped off yet another fantastic competition season which exceeded the last and a massive thank you to all the coaches for all their hard work this year and for creating some exceptional routines!
Charity and Events
Outside of cheerleading, we were busy organising and taking part in a variety of charity events. We took part in the annual “Do It For You” Day held in conjunction with Sheffield Children’s Hospital, which was our chosen charity for the year. This day allows current and former childhood cancer patients the opportunity to take part in a number of different sports, including cheerleading!
We also held various other fundraising events including 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!
We also got the opportunity to feature in a Thomas Cook Airlines UK campaign which was an amazing opportunity and great fun! In addition to this, a few of the Sabrecats will be supporting Thomas Cook UK in the parade during Manchester Pride 2017 which we are all so excited about!
Once again, a huge thank you to our sponsors and our fantastic committee and coaches for all their hard work over the past year!