PETALING JAYA: Look out for serious cheerleading action when Cheer 2003, the national inter-school cheerleading championship organised by The Star Youth2 and skincare brand Clean & Clear, takes place tomorrow.
The event is supported by the Education Ministry and the Youth and Sports Ministry, and will be held at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.
Twenty-five 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. The top three winning teams will also receive a Ribena hamper, a medal and a certificate for each cheerleader.
Eight squads will be vying for the inaugural Best Newcomer award (RM500 and a RM200 Clean & Clear hamper) with additional prizes for Best Showmanship (RM500 and a RM200 Clean & Clear hamper) and Best Dressed (adidas vouchers worth RM300 for each cheerleader).
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein will be the guest of honour while the British Cheerleading Associations Team Britain and Choo Kim Lian from the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation will judge the competition. Reigning Miss Malaysia/ Universe Elaine Daly is the guest judge for the Best Dressed category.
The event itinerary includes a crossover by the Mix.fm Ford Extreme Roadrunners, a band performance from Sek Sri KL, gymrama by the Selangor team and cheerleading by Taylors College and the CHARM All-Stars.
Those taking the commuter train to Cheer 2003 will need to exit at the Batu Tiga station in Shah Alam and then board a special Intrakota feeder bus (with the Cheer 2003 placard) to the stadium. This service starts at 7.30am, every 20 minutes.
Phillip Rowlands (21), Bonnie Crow (21), Lianne Millward (20) and Debbie Kiff (23) of cheerleading squad Team Britain, who are in town for Cheer 2003, went live on air yesterday for a radio interview with Mix.fm announcer DJ Non to talk about cheerleading.
The 30-minute session covered topics from cheerleading as a profession and cheerleading worldwide.
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