Deakin at the World University Cheerleading Championships
Thirteen Deakin University students travelled to Orlando, Florida USA to compete at the World University Cheerleading Championships. The thirteen girls competed as a pom dance troupe. Amy Cunningham and Courtney Anderson also competed as a pom dance duo. Courtney Anderson, a 4th year Bachelor of Physical Education student choreographed the team’s routines.
There were twelve nations competition including America, China and Korea. Also representing Australia was the University of New South Wales.
After two years of competing at National level the girls took the stage at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Disney World Resort, Orlando. The dance pom troupe placed second in their division, and the pom duo took out first becoming World Champions in their section. Deakin University was the highest scoring Australian university, placing third.
The girls would like to thank their coach Courtney for the hard work she has put into the team over the last two years and Deakin University for their sponsorship which helped to make the championships possible.
Eight of the girls will return to America in April to compete again in the World Cheerleading Championships.