A hip-hip-hooray for Cheer 2010

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 May 2010

PETALING JAYA: Ele-ven years on, Malay-sia’s premier inter-school cheerleading competition is still giving secondary school students nationwide a reason to cheer.

What began in 2000 with just 15 teams has since grown into a massive event, with 41 teams participating in last year’s competition.

Star Publications (M) Bhd group general manager, business (print and new media) Calvin Kan expressed pride that the event has been going strong for 11 years now.

“Every year during the finals, the cheers of thousands of teenagers greet you as you walk into the stadium. The event has been going strong for so long because it’s hard to find that kind of spirit anywhere else,” Calvin said at the launch of Cheer 2010 at Studio V at 1Utama yesterday.

“We hope to have school visits in Kuching, Sarawak as well as Cheer clinics in Johor Baru and Kuala Lumpur where all teams can get hints and tips from the experienced representatives of the Cheerleading Association and Register of Malaysia (CHARM) as well as judges from America,” Calvin added.

Students in secondary schools across the country can look forward to the cheer clinics, online contests and exciting prizes to be won in the regional and national competitions.

The finals will be held on July 10-11 at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

At the launch, last year’s champion, team Blitzerz of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (4), Petaling Jaya, gave a short preview of what can be expected from them in Cheer 2010. They also handed the championship trophy back to The Star.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the online portal from next week at www.rage.com.my/cheer.

The online portal also has plenty of information about Cheer, including the rules and regulations of the competition.

Cheer 2010, organised by R.AGE, is sponsored by Silkygirl and co-sponsored by Marigold HL Milk and also Sugus. 8TV is the official media partner.

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