It’s known as ‘the sport of smiles’ and around 30 local girls have joined a new cheerleading group in Coleraine.
The Euphoria All Stars were formed a few months ago by Enniskillen coach Hannah McKiernan.
And with youngsters as young as four now getting to grips with pom poms and dance routines you can see why this is one of the biggest sports in America.
Euphoria All Stars have cheerleading groups across the Province - in Strabane, Coleraine and Dungannon.
Head coach Hannah (24) told Times Sport: “I started out when I was just nine.
“In that time I have made a lot of friends through the sport from across the world.
“I have a masters level in cheerleading, the highest you can achieve.”
Since Hannah started up the Coleraine classes a few months ago, around thirty girls aged from just four are enjoying cheer leading.
And coach, Hannah has high hopes for the group.
“This all started out as a facebook page to gauge interest in the Coleraine area, and when we had lots of interest we decided to bring a class to Coleraine.
“We train every Friday night now in North Coast Integrated College, and the girls are all loving it.
“It’s great fun, whilst at the same time you are getting plenty of exercise. Competitive cheerleading is one of the most rewarding sports for girls today.
“We are planning to take part in competitions now next March in Belfast, but for the minute it’s about letting the groups learn the basics.”
At the classes the girls learn how to stunt, tumble, cheer dance and most important come together as one big group of friends, according to Hannah.
Hannah has a wealth of knowledge in the sport, and she is hoping to pass on some of her knowledge to our local girls in a hope that someone of them will follow in her footsteps!
Interested in finding out more?Just search Euphoria Cheerleading Co.