Cheerleading is a sport that has been growing in popularity over the past few years. The University of Leicester Panthers embody the essence of cheer by demonstrating athleticism, enthusiasm and determination - key elements of the sport. We are one of the largest and most successful clubs on campus, with over 100 members and numerous Grand and National Champion Titles. We have 9 teams which include Hip Hop, Pom, stunt, full routine and a non-competitive performance team; this means we can offer places to everyone regardless of ability (most of our members start with no previous experience!). Cheerleading is an excellent way to grow in skill, power and confidence. As a club we believe that with the variety within cheer, there is something for everyone!
Our social calendar is very vibrant and we hold a variety of events throughout the year such as: Christmas Dinner, Alumni Ball, Tour, Cheer Awards, Cheer Week and MORE!
Our competitive teams attend national competitions during the year, and our performance team perform at local events and at varsity. We also show our support to our fellow Team Leicester sports clubs by attending their BUCS matches. Finally, at the end of the year we host the annual Showcase where we perform our perfected routines to our friends and families!
Additionally, members are offered the chance to put themselves forward for a position on committee which allows students to develop key skills, such as leadership, confidence, organisation and budgeting that will benefit them once they have graduated.
If competing, members are required to buy the uniform (£100) and flyers are required to purchase special cheer trainers (£30).
(2020/2021 Training Times TBC)
Please find a list of our teams below:
Obsidian – Level 1 All-Girl Stunt Group
Opal – Level 1 Co-Ed Stunt Group
Ammolite – Level 2 Stunt Group
Jet – Level 3 Stunt Group
Emerald – Large Level 1 Full Routine
Ruby – Large Level 2 Full Routine
Crystal – Pom Team
Onyx – Hip Hop Team
Sapphire - Performance Cheer Team
UPDATE FOR 2020/2021: We are keeping up-to-date and informed with the government's guidelines on social distancing and the guidance from Sport Cheer England. As of right now, no stunting can go ahead but we are able to train in other ways, and with social distancing the dance teams will be able to train. We will also be holding virtual events and classes where possible, and are constantly monitoring the situation.
2019/20 - Emerald & Ruby became 2 x National Champions and Grand Champions
2019/20 - Obsidian became 2 x National Champions / Jet & Ammolite became National Champions
2018/19 - Most Improved Club of the Year
2018/19 - Jet / Ammolite / Obsidian became National and Grand Champions
2017/18 - Ruby became National and Grand Champions
2017/18 - Obsidian became National Champions
2016/17 - Sports Society of the Year
2016/17 - Jet became National Champions
*National Champions = Highest score in your division (e.g: Level 2, Medium/Large, Coed)
Grand Champions = Highest score in the competition (e.g: Level 2)
Please contact our Club Captain, Milly Abbott, for more information! firstname.lastname@example.org