Winners of Most Improved Sports Club 2016!
The past three years have seen the Devils back on top with amazing success from all our squads: we gained 6 national titles, six second places and two third place across our 8 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 is our largest competitive squad comprised of 20-24 members, and is one of our co-ed squads. We compete at Level 3, with athletes being both complete beginners and experienced cheerleaders. It combines elements of stunting, dance, tumbling and jumps. We train twice a week, and have the opportunity to train on a sprung floor on Thursday evenings in Coventry. Our coach is an alumni member of the Devils, and was President in 2015/16.
We have three competitive stunt teams for the 2019/20 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. These squads are pure stunting, there are no jumps or dance 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 3 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 both national competitions. 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.
The Devils are very excited to be launching a new squad this year - our Lyrical/Contemporary squad! Using movements from traditional modern and ballet, this squad will hope to debut a moving and dramatic performance at competitions. Lyrical/Contemporary will train 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. So if you fancy yourself the next Max Whitlock or Simone Biles, come and try a taster session! All abilities are welcome, and training will be once a week.
We hold multiple Fixtures sessions throughout the term, and is open to all members. It is a non-competitive squad, and regular attendance at Fixtures will help you build up your stunting skills. Non-competitive members have the opportunity to perform around Warwick on Open Days and Varsity matches, as well as supporting our partner club, the Warwick Wolves and Wolverines American Football Club. These sessions are often run as charity events, making them a great way to give back to the community while having fun! Stay tuned on our social media pages for more information.
We circle at Pop! almost every week, and host other socials including Kasbah club nights, sober socials and adoptions, where you will be officially inducted as a Devil! We also organise domestic and international tours - in the last five years we have visited Prague, Alicante, Budapest, Croatia and Lisbon! Whether you love to drink or prefer a quiet night in, the Devils hold a wide variety of socials to cater to all.
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 2019/20 season are the local charities Coventry Cyrenians and Myton Hospices, and the national charity Papyrus. 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 Sports Fair on Tuesday 24th of September, see us stunt on Sports Day on Friday 27th September, or visit our website or social media.
We cannot wait to meet you!
- The Devils Exec 2019/20