Thursday, September 14, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cheer And Dance Club Sweeps Six State Accolades

When it comes to competitive cheerleading and dance, the region of Mackay can boast an abundance of talent.

This was evident at the recent AASCF Queensland State Cheer & Dance Championships on the Gold Coast when Adrenalin Cheer and Dance scooped the pool with a swag of titles.

The Mackay club sent 80 athletes aged from five years to adults to the prestigious event to compete across eleven divisions including cheer, pom and hip hop - and returned with four State titles plus two Grand Champion awards.

Adrenalin Cheer made an impact on the judges - tallying a total of ten medal placings for the event with four Mackay teams now holding the State titles in cheer divisions of Junior Level 2 (Lawless), Senior Level 3 (Vipers), Senior Level 4 (Dreamers) and Open Level 4 (Rampage) in addition to three second and third places respectively.

The club’s Junior Level 1 (Scorpions) and Senior Level 3 (Vipers) squads also captured the coveted small gym Grand Champion awards for their levels – a tremendous feat.

Grand champion awards are presented to the highest-scoring team for the level across all age groups and divisions and are a prestigious achievement.

Adrenalin Cheer and Dance are now preparing for its final event of the season - the Cheerbrandz Super Nationals Championships to be held in Brisbane during November - hoping to secure more national titles.

"We are so proud of the teamwork, sportsmanship and determination our athletes and club as a whole showed across the State championships” beamed a proud Adrenalin Cheer and Dance owner/head coach Kelly Munt.

“It certainly wasn’t a smooth preparation in the lead up to the event with athletes succumbing to injury over the course of the championship but the resilience and skill of our coaches and athletes to adapt to the changing circumstance was admirable," she revealed.

The accomplished coaching panel includes Head Coach Kelly Munt, Ashley Fergus, Holly Barry, Amber Ansell, Jayda Bungay, Holly Williams and Annie Everlyn.

"The atmosphere was electric and our athletes certainly put on a show but despite their successes so far this season the competitive athletes are straight back to work to ensure we stay at the top of our game leading up to the final championship" Kelly added.

Adrenalin Cheer and Dance is hosting tryouts for all ages 4 years and all experience levels for 2024 season squads in the coming weeks. If interested in getting involved in the sport, contact the club for details.

By Chris Karas

Adrenalin Cheer and Dance Junior Level 1 (Scorpions) and Senior Level 3 (Vipers) squads picked up Grand Champion Awards at the recent AASCF Queensland State Cheer & Dance Championships on the Gold Coast

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