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Winners of Most Improved Sports Club 2016 and Sports Officer Award 2019!
The past three years have seen the Devils back on top with amazing success from all our squads: we gained 2 national titles, 4 second places and a third place across our nine competitive squads!
We welcome all levels of skill and experience - most of us had never cheered before Uni so don't be afraid to learn something new. Cheer is a great way to keep fit, make amazing new friends, and represent the University! Aside from competitions and performances, we have a very busy social calendar, with weekly socials and domestic and international tours! We also get involved with multiple University-wide events, and regularly volunteer and raise money for charity. This year will look very different for Devils, but we will be hosting as many socials as safely as possible. Training is currently socially distanced, and as such we are unable to stunt at the moment. We are following SportCheer England's advice on all training sessions, so as soon as we can stunt safely we will do so!
This is our largest competitive squad comprised of 28-32 members, and is one of our co-ed squads. We compete at Level 2, with athletes being both complete beginners and experienced cheerleaders. It combines elements of stunting, dance, tumbling and jumps. We train twice a week, and are following SportCheer England's advice on all training sessions. As such, stunting is not currently available. We will train the remaining elements, and as soon as we are able to stunt safely we will be!
We have two competitive small stunt teams for the 2020/21 season. If you are completely new to cheer, don't worry! Our Level 2 squads are perfect for those of you who have never tried the sport before, or for those who just want to focus on stunting. These squads are pure stunting, there are no jumps, dance or tumbling elements involved and each is comprised of between four and five members. We have All-Girl and Co-Ed squads, and typically train twice a week. Last year, our Co-Ed Level 4 squad were two-time national champions!
Our Jazz squad is one of our most technically challenging dance squads, with routines comprised of traditional and stylised movements to create a dynamic routine. Last year, the Jazz squad placed 2nd at BCA Univeristy Nationals! Jazz trains once a week.
Last season, the Hip Hop squad were national champions at both FutureCheer and BCA, and invited to BCA's Champions Challenge. Hip Hop routines are lots of fun and high energy, combining many hip hop styles. Hip Hop trains once a week.
Pom is our largest Dance squad, and performs using the traditional pom-poms to create an eye-catching, fast-paced routine. From 2014-2016, our Pom squad was reigning national champions, with an aim to achieve this title again this year. Pom trains once a week.
Devils launched a new squad last year - our Lyrical/Contemporary squad! Using movements from traditional modern and ballet, this squad debuted a moving and dramatic performance at both national competitions, winning at BCA despite their music cutting off halfway through! Lyrical/Contemporary trains once a week.
Our Gymnastics squad has gone from strength to strength recently, and we hope that the use of a new facility in Coventry will increase gymnastics membership. In past years, athletes have competed at national BUCS gymnastics competitions, where we have placed highly. We are currently in the process of organising how we will train at Coventry Phoenix facility, but we are excited to return!!
We normally run fixtures every other week, but this year they will likely take place virtually, and be more dance focused. Fixtures are a brilliant way to stay engaged with the club, raise money for charity and have fun doing so! Stay tuned on our social media for more details.
Socials will strictly follow COVID regulations, with most being online with a few socially distanced ones too! Socials are a large part of what makes Devils so fun to be a part of, and this will continue albeit in a different format!
We regularly get involved with the community, whether that be performing across campus or at community events in Leamington or Coventry. We volunteer regularly at Youth PHAB and have a blossoming relationship with Coventry Cyrenians, both local charities with very important causes.
Our chosen charities for the 2020/21 season are Black Minds Matter, and the other will be chosen shortly! We will hold events throughout the year to raise money.
This is just a snapshot of all the things we do! If you'd like to find out more, visit us at the virtual Sports Fair on Tuesday 29th of September or visit our website or social media.
We cannot wait to meet you!
- The Devils Exec 2020/21