Monday, 23 February 2015

UGM present… Welcome to Carnival

UGM present  Welcome to Carnival

So as you know I am Chairlady for the University cheerleading squad (Greenwich Mermaids). Last weekend we competed in a national university championship and had an amazing weekend, coming 3rd in Level 1 and 8th in Level 2 (which is a massive improvement on our scores from last year’s university nationals – I’m incredibly proud). A lot of the team are new this year, so for many of them it was their first competition which can be very nerve-wracking but they smashed it and their performance was awesome!  I also competed with my stunt group and managed to perform the routine the best we’ve ever done, hitting every stunt with some great feedback from the judges.

Competitions can be very expensive; from entrance fees to travel and accommodation if the competition is far away (we’ve been to Loughborough, Bath and Birmingham to name just a few) but are 100% worth it!

To try to help us get to competition, the squad are holding a fundraiser event at Sparrows (the SU bar at Avery Hill) and the theme is…CARNIVAL!! Think tropical colours, feathers and sequins, what is not to love?! We’re having a range of stalls on the night like guess how many sweets in the jar, limbo, photo opportunities and shotgirls.

Hopefully we’ll make enough money to compete again soon because the team definitely have the competition fever now. Last night we had a fun training session to let off some steam after working so hard – I’ll include a photo of me trying out being a flyer rather than a base!

Until next time,

Melissa xo

Pics: Left – Right
Level 1 squad (UGM Navy), Me flying, Stunt group (UGM Elite), Costume Ideas and Carnival

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