PETALING JAYA: Over 270 cheerleaders gathered at KDU College in Damansara Jaya, near here, on Saturday for the first of the Cheer 2003 clinics conducted by members of Team Britain, the British national display cheerleading squad.
The cheerleaders from Klang Valley and Genting Highlands went through a beginners programme that incorporated arm motions, cheer, dance and stunting techniques.
Another clinic yesterday taught participants at the intermediate level.
There will be a clinic in Penang on Tuesday.
They are part of the Cheer 2003, the countrys only national inter-school cheerleading competition organised by The Star Youth2 and skincare brand Clean & Clear.
It was very informative and beneficial and certainly more disciplined compared to our usual practice sessions. We learned a lot and what the instructors taught us will definitely help us in our preparation for next years Cheer competition, said Suzanne Ong, 15, from SMK Subang Utama.
On June 29, 25 teams from 22 schools in the Klang Valley, Ipoh and Genting Highlands will compete for the grand prize of RM5,000, a Clean & Clear hamper worth RM300, and the championship trophy.
The first runner-up will receive RM3,000 and a Clean & Clear hamper worth RM200. The second runner-up will get RM2,000, and a RM100 Clean & Clear hamper.
Medals and certificates will be awarded, too.
Best Showmanship and Best Dressed awards would also be given away.
Eight new squads will compete for the inaugural Best Newcomer award.
Team Britain will judge the competition. They will be joined by Choo Kim Lian from the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation. Reigning Miss Malaysia/Universe Elaine Daly is the guest judge for the Best Dressed category.
Cheer 2003 is supported by the Education Ministry, and Youth and Sports Ministry. It will be held at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam from 9am to 5pm on June 29. Admission is free.
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