CHEERLEADING

hello, we are the essex blades cheerleading club


The Essex Blades Cheerleading Club (competing as the Essex Flames) are a Gold Standard Club that competes at National levels. Over the years we have been awarded many first place titles in both Stunt and Dance. As well as being a competitive squad, we also cheer for other Essex Blades teams. Aside from all the hard work put in each week, we have weekly themed socials which are lots of fun and help us to get to know each other better. Everyone involved within Essex Flames, however it may be, forms a strong and supportive family.

 

How many teams do we have?

Blaze (Level 1)
Inferno (Level 2)
Jazz/Lyrical (Dance)
Pom (Dance)
Ignite (Game Day Team)

 

Recent honours?

ICC Nationals - Jazz Winners - 2015 & 2016
Essex Blades Raising and Giving Award - 2017/18, 2018/19
Essex Blades Newcomer of the Year - Phoebe Kirk - 2018/19
Essex Blades President Award - Emma Sainty - 2018/19
Future Cheer Nationals - Pom Co-ed Winners - 2019
ICC Nationals - Pom Co-ed Winners - 2019
ICC Nationals - Lyrical Co-ed Winners - 2019
Club of the Year- 2019/20
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21. 2021/22 
Shortlisted Team of the Year- 2020/21
Shortlisted Club of the Year- 2020/21


Check out our winning ICC Nationals Pom and Lyrical routines below! You can find more content on our YouTube channel.
 

 

Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Please wear comfortable clothing and indoor trainers.

Join us*


To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the club's code of conduct. 

 

Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email scadmin@essex.ac.uk  

Training times


PLEASE SEE BELOW THE TRAINING SCEDHULE (TERM TIME ONLY) FOR 2022-23. 
 

club training

MONDAY | 7-10pm
sports centre Studio 2

BLAZE: 7PM - 8:30PM  

INFERNO: 8:30PM  - 10PM

 

 

club training

TUESDAY| 7-10pm
 sports centre Studio 2

POM: 7PM - 8:30PM  

LYRICAL: 8:30PM  - 10PM

club training

THURSDAY | 8:15-9:45pm
ICENI GYMNASTICS

GYMNASTICS TRAINING

club training

FRIDAY | 7-8pm
sports centre Studio 2

IGNITE

 

 

club training

SUNDAY | 7-8:30pm
sports centre Studio 2

STRENTH & CONDITIONING

 

 

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

 

 

Club committee

 


...

hollie walker


president
...

shannon white


Vice-president
...

matilde munera burch


treasurer
...

lucy radley


welafre officer
...

rebecca cannon


secretary
...

jessica creasey


social secretary
...

skye swanston


social secretary
...

tasmin hughes


publicity  and communications officer
...

ESZTER BANYAI


pom coach
...

Laura Esteve


jazz & lyrical coach
...

leslie buton-autard


volunteering officer & charity and funraising officer
...

alexander birse


head coach
...

helen cole


assistant coach
...

tbc


competitive team coach
...

BETHANY LEWIS


gameday captain
...

NIAMH CAMERON


COVID OFFICER
...

LAUREN FOSTER


ALUMNI OFFICER

UPCOMING EVENTS


Cheerleading Come and Try Session!
9th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 1 & 2, Essex Sport
Come and Try Cheerleading with the Essex Flames!
Cheerleading: Stunt Learn the Routine!
10th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and learn the tryouts routine for Ignite, Blaze and Inferno!
Cheerleading: Dance Learn the Routine!
11th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and learn the tryouts routine for Pom and Lyrical!
Cheerleading Come and Try Gymnastics!
13th October 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Iceni Gymnastics, Stanway
Come and join us for our external Gymnastics session at Iceni Gymnastics in Colchester!
Cheerleading: Stunt Tryouts!
17th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and Tryout for the Essex Flames Stunt Teams!
Cheerleading: Dance Tryouts!
18th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and Tryout for our cheer dance teams!
Gymnastics: Championships 2022-23
4th February 8am - 5th February 8pm
New College Leicester, Glenfield Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 6DL, United Kingdom

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