Twenty-two years ago when we started to bring football teams to compete in the Down Under Bowl, we were accompanied by cheerleading teams which added the sideline razzle-dazzle that American football (Gridiron, as it is known in Australia) is known for. The Australian public have been truly amazed as they witnessed first hand, high school cheerleaders perform the many outstanding routines, stunts and cheers. Most Australians really didn't know what to expect from U.S. cheer teams except that they are cute, cheer, chant and shake pom-poms. Cheer teams have performed at football games, malls, schools, theme parks, civic events, parades, rugby, rugby league and Australian Rules football games. From these performances people got to see how physical, well balanced, graceful and strong US cheerleaders truly were.
These and many other amazing feats have captivated all who witnessed the many teams that traveled down under over the last twenty-two years and have inspired local Australians girls to want to become cheerleaders as well. A few teams were in existence twenty-two years ago in Australia and as more people became aware of this fledgling but exciting sport more and more teams were formed. Clinics were held and American coaches were brought in to teach and inspire Australian coaches and cheerleaders alike. More and more teams were created until a national competition was organized. Gymnastics Australia is the governing body who presently administers and organizes the national cheerleading competition. Gymnastics Australia has commissioned Down Under Sports to recruit teams and cheerleaders from the United States to come and compete at this major event. This is a fun and exciting opportunity that every high school cheerleader should take advantage of.
For more details, check out their website at: www.auscheer.org.au
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