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)
Ignite (Game Day Team)
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
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
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.
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.
* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines. Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.
Allows you to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials (and provides insurance cover at these sessions), vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and receive a discount on Sports Fed tickets.
Includes all benefits of basic membership but also allows you to attend all Ignite training sessions, compete for the club and means you are insured against injury whilst at training sessions and competitions for the Essex Flames.
bLAZE / INFERNO
Includes all benefits of basic membership but also allows you to attend all Blaze/Inferno training sessions (including gymnastic sessions with a qualified coach), compete for the club and means you are insured against injury whilst at training sessions and competitions for the Essex Flames.
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 email@example.com
REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING tbc*.
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Off-campus session located at 8 Commerce Way, Colchester, CO2 8HR
jazz / POM
*Alternate weeks between Jazz & Pom
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.
* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines. Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21. This page will be updated once this has been confirmed.
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