About the Teams
Primary School Division
Blenheim Primary School:
Coached by John 'Tats Harkins, these inner city children came through difficult circumstances to come and together and perform brilliantly at the competition.
Little London Community Primary School:
Winners at the first ever 'Finding your wings' cheerleading competition, Little London were coached by resident teacher and Aviator coach John 'Tats' Harkins and Rachel Pearson. The school was so pleased with the pupil's progress during the sessions that it found funding to supply the children with uniforms, purchased through Aviator Allstars.
Quarry Mount Primary School:
Coached by Becky Hughes and Amy Benville, these pupils did an outstanding job of coming second despite having less than 2 months to prepare for the competition.
Secondary School Division
Benton Park school:
Winners of the secondary schools competition, coached by Rachel Pearson, Benton Park has been a particularly successful program. This enthusiastic team had already competed at the Schools Sports Partnership Regional Competition, where they won the award for Best Upcoming Team. This also secured their place in the West Yorkshire Youth Games Cheerleading Competition. Many of the members of the school have also become part of the Undiscovered Talent Program.
Lawnswood's routine wowed the judges, prompting this elite unit to win the Judges Choice Award for the outstanding creativity in their routine, and their advanced stunting skills. Their coach Tim Peffers was especially proud of their evolution as a team and attitude; always pushing to learn more advanced skills each session.