Cheerleading

Welcome to the University of Liverpool Foxes Cheerleading and Dance Squad!

The Foxes are a collective of five teams; four competitive and one non-competitive, offering a wide variety of styles and disciplines to suit all abilities. We as Foxes pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive club regardless of experience.

Competitive

We practice our title-winning routines throughout the academic year, all whilst improving fitness, flexibility, strength and team spirit. Foxes aim to compete in two to three national competitions each year, as well as a whole society showcase, special performances at the Guild and providing support for the Liverpool Raptors American Football team.

Diamond - Level 2 cheerleading:

Expect energetic dance moves, tight tumbles (including back handspring and front handspring as their hardest tumbling pass), jumps and different stunt sections including the all-important pyramid. Diamond has brought great success for Liverpool as a sporting competitor, particularly in their last season, placing in the top three at all three competitions – an incredible achievement!

Sapphire - Level 1 cheerleading:

In a level 1 team’s performance you can expect to see dance, tumbling (including back walkover and front walkover as their hardest tumbling pass), jumps and different stunt sections including a pyramid. In 2018, our level 1 team won 1st place at Future Cheer University Nationals and 2nd at ICC University Nationals; the team continued this winning streak through 2019 and 2020, even amidst the outbreak of the pandemic. The team is a real force to be reckoned with yet a joy to be a member of.

Ruby - Pom team:

Pom poms at the ready! A performance from Ruby showcases complex and fast-tempo dance skills such as fouettes, jumps, tumbles and of course the traditional cheerleading pom-poms. Ruby is an incredible team that represents our club not only at national competitions but at both the Christie Cup and Varsity. In 2018, Ruby placed 1st in the Christie Cup, helping Liverpool bring home the sought-after title. 2019-2020 saw Ruby continue this success, placing at every single competition.

Pearl - Jazz team:

Within cheerleading, jazz teams compete and also perform in sports teams’ half-time shows. In a jazz performance, you can expect perfectly executed dance skills including fouettes, pirouettes, leaps, lifts and intricate movements. Pearl has enjoyed tremendous success, achieving 1st place at ICC University Nationals every year since 2014. If you’re looking to push yourself and reap the rewards, Pearl is the team for you.

Topaz - Non-competitive cheerleading:

This team is the epitome of traditional cheerleading. You’ll be left smiling after seeing one of Topaz’ routines. Packed plenty with enthusiasm, cheering on the American football team (The Raptors) every Sunday at their matches. Topaz learn chants, dances and basic stunts to perform at the half-time show. A well-valued team in and out of the club, Topaz stands as a development team with the opportunity for its members to learn new tumbles, develop their strength and stamina to go on to perform higher-level stunts and tricks. The team of 40-50 trains once a week and is perfect for beginners to the sport.

Social events

With an international tour at Easter, whole society Christmas meals, summer events and a generally action-packed social calendar, cheerleading and dance at the University of Liverpool is a perfect example of ‘work hard, play hard’. With socials running every two weeks throughout the academic year and monthly Athletics Union socials with our fellow sporting societies within Sport Liverpool, you can be sure to make some great friends and memories with us.

The Athletic Union

The Athletic Union (AU) is a student lead union founded in 1884. The AU consists of competitive sports clubs representing the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). The AU also provides opportunities for social sports with over 132 teams across three sports.

Being an AU member is a great way to stay active, develop management and leadership skills and meet people.

Other benefits include:

  • Representation within the Sport Liverpool department through the elected student AU executive committee
  • Elite personal accident insurance cover
  • Access to physiotherapy treatment at our Sports injuries clinic
  • Priority access to AU social events
  • Financial support at representative level
  • Subsidised support to coaching an officials courses
  • Eligibility for colours and blues award.

The initial cost of the AU membership is £40 and this will allow you to join one club. If you wish to join multiple clubs, the cost for each club is £24 thereafter.

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