WE HAVE MOVED
The EUCC Vixens have a new website which you can find at - www.euccvixens.wordpress.com. All club news and updates will now be posted on there. If you need to get in touch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out on social media @EUCCVixens
The Edinburgh University Cheerleading Club, is a Senior Level 2/3 competitive squad specializing in an intense physical activity that focuses on the development of skill sets for tumbling, dance, jumps and stunting, to compete at national cheerleading competitions each year. Through our hard work, we have made it a priority to uphold Edinburgh University’s longstanding tradition of excellence in sports by achieving consecutive National titles and multiple trophies in cheer and dance!
We have two main squads, the Level 2 Competitive Squad and Performance Squad, and also enter various stunt groups into competitions each year. Our fantastic dance squads compete alongside the cheerleaders in both Pom and Hip Hop divisions.
No experience is necessary, we will teach you the basics in September and make you into champion athletes by February!
Contact us if you'd like to see us cheering at your matches or events (please give advance notice).
We are delighted to announce that our new committee next year will be:
President - Anna Wilson
Secretary - Sophie Hall
Treasurer - Kate Lovegreen
Captain - Jacinta Gordon
Cheer Vice - Catriona Stott
Dance Vice - Jennifer Park
Fundraiser - Sophia Drozdowska
Social Secretary - Hannah Hummel
Performance Coach - Alex Mostovoy
Last weekend EUCC Vixens travelled down to Telford to compete in the British Cheerleading Association University Nationals and Nationals and we did not disappoint. We took part in the University Nationals on 24th and 25th March. Over these two days EUCC Vixens made history and was the first team ever to win all three Grand Champion trophies and thus beating every team entered. Our achievements were as follows:
·Level 2 All-Girl Cheer National and Grand Champions
·Level 2 Group Stunt National Champions and Second place
·Level 3 Group Stunt National and Grand Champions
·Level 4 Group Stunt National Champions
·Hip Hop National and Grand Champions
·Pom Third place
We then competed in BCA Nationals on Saturday 26th. We continued our clean sweep of wins with the following:
·Level 2 All-Girl Cheer National and Grand Champions
·Level 4 Group Stunt National Champions
·Hip Hop National and Grand Champions
·Pom National Champions
This has been the most successful year for EUCC Vixens. We achieved the highest score for dance and cheer out of all entries into both competitions, including several teams attending Cheerleading Worlds in Florida. We could not have had a more successful weekend and truly put Edinburgh University and EUCC Vixens on the map. This is all down to our fantastic captain Bryony Gill and Vice-Captains Amy Grant and Jennifer Park. Their routines out-shone the rest of the competition and we could not be more grateful for all their hard work throughout the year. This has been an unforgettable year and we look forward to seeing where the team goes next year and what we can achieve.
Last weekend our club travelled down to Birmingham to compete in Future Cheer University Nationals and we did not disappoint! Our Level 2 All Girl squad returned with the National and Grand Champion titles for the second year. Our Level 3 Group Stunt also became National and Grand Champion of Group Stunt. Our Level 2 Group stunts came first and second place out of 21 and our Level 4 came third. We were also extremely successful in dance, returning with 2nd place in Pom and 4th place in Hip Hop. We are extremely proud of all our teams and are now back training hard for our next competition in Telford. Bring it on!!
We hope you are all having a fabulous Christmas and looking forward to the New Year! We certainly are, with our competitions coming up in February and March! 2015 has been a very successful year for our club and 2016 is just as promising! Take a look at our Facebook page EU Vixens to find out what our favourite moments of 2015 were!
We had a very successful Pub Quiz last night, raising a total of £163. Thank you to Andie and Phoebe for organising the evening! Fabulous, but slightly tricky questions. We cannot wait until the next one! Congrats to our aptly named winners, Team One below, who won a Malones voucher!
It was a great turnout to our annual Bring a Friend to Cheer event on Wednesday! This year it was in partnership with the EUSU/EUSA Give it a go week. Thank you to everyone who came along. You all did a great job and we hope you enjoyed it. If anyone is interested in trying out Cheerleading, keep an eye on our Facebook for the date of our one next semester!
Congratulations to everyone who succeeded at tryouts and made it onto our four squads this year! Each squad training kicked off with a great start last week and we look forward to the rest of the season! Here is a picture of our first session at our brand new Performance Squad on Saturday. This will continue on a Sunday 13:00-15:00 from this week onwards. If anyone missed tryouts and would still like to try Cheerleading, come along this Sunday to get involved.
We are kicking off the new year tonight with our first Taster Session for Dance at St Leonard's Land. The details of our events this week are as follows:
Monday 21st September:
Dance Taster Session 17:30-19:30 St Leonard's Land Dance Studio
Tuesday 22nd September:
Cheer Taster Session 17:30-19:30 St Leonard's Land Gym 3
Wednesday 23rd September:
Dance Taster Session 15:30-17:30 St Leonard's Land Dance Studio
Freshers Fiesta Social (Mexican Theme) 20:00 Malones Irish Bar
Thursday 24th September:
Cheer Taster Session 17:30-19:30 St Leonard's Land Dance Studio
Please come along to one of the Taster Sessions for the squad you are interested in being a part of! We look foward to seeing you all there!
We are very proud to announce that our new sponsor for this year is Wesser Ltd. Wesser is a fantastic company, who fundraises for St John Ambulance. They also provide fantastic opportunities for students to get involved in the Summer or on a Gap Year. Click on the logo below to find out more information about them. We are looking forward to working with you and Malones this year!
The Vixens travelled to Telford on Easter weekend to compete in the British Cheerleading Association Nationals, comprising of both BCA Universities Nationals and BCA Nationals.
Fifty-two universities from across the UK attended University Nationals on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April, with the Vixens intending to prove ourselves at the major cheerleading event of the season. We gave our all and added to our already impressive trophy collection, gaining:
1st and 4th place from 24 squads in L2 Group Stunt
1st and 8th from 19 squads in L3 Group Stunt
2nd in L4 Group Stunt
1st place L2 All Girl Cheer from 18 squads, and overall GRAND CHAMPIONS from 52 universities across all levels and coed!
2nd place in Hip Hop
7th place in Pom Dance
Saturday and Sunday were BCA National Championships, involving university and allstar competitors.This meant that we were up against teams with gyms, paid coaches and much more practice time! However the Vixens are unstoppable no matter the competition, and walked away with:
1st place L2 Allgirl Cheer and a bid to the European Summit
1st place Hip Hop and a bid to the European Summit 1st place L4 Group Stunt
2nd place Pom Dance
The Cheer squad therefore finish the season with an unbeaten clean sweep and three national championship titles! The Dance squad are Hip Hop National Champions and have placed 7th or above in all competitions this season! This has resulted in TWENTY 1ST-4TH PLACE TROPHIES across two competitions.
The Vixens are also so proud of our Edinburgh neighbours, Heriot-Watt Wolves, who placed seventh at University Nationals in their first ever competition where they brought an impressive routine to the floor :)
On behalf of committee, thanks to all our athletes who dedicated themselves completely to the squad, you deserve everything we worked so hard for and it's been the most rewarding experience to coach and guide you all year. This season wouldn't have been anywhere near as successful without our incredibly talented Captains, Bry, Robyn and Keryn, who choreographed the routines and taught us how to be champion athletes.
And finally a huge thank you from myself. One of the many highlights of my weekend was the responses from other coaches and the judges, who commented that the squad was one of the friendliest, politest and most talented teams they have encounted at competition. Thank you girls for making this year such a success and being such an accepting and friendly team, it has been an absolute pleasure to represent you.
Come along and enjoy a day of sporting competitions across the city tomorrow!
Edinburgh University vs Heriot Watt
The Vixens and Wolves will be performing at 3:30pm in the CSE Pleasance Show Hall, between Netball and Basketball games, support your university and get a sneak peek of the Vixens' National Championship routine!
Birmingham's Genting Arena was host to Future Cheer's University Nationals this weekend, welcoming 62 universities to compete in cheer and dance divisions from across the UK.
Friday's competition was for the individual stunt groups with many of our athletes competing for the very first time against fierce competition, most of whom employ coaches and train in much superior gyms than our own dance hall!
Nevertheless, the cheerleaders worked hard and let our skills speak for themselves, winning: 1st Place Level 2 All Girl
3rd Place Level 2 All Girl
1st Place Level 3 All Girl
4th Place Level 3 All Girl
3rd Place Level 4 All Girl
Our fabulous Captain and Vice Captain who choreographed the stunts
The second day of competition was an early start, leaving our hotel at 7am to perform not long afterwards in both Hip Hop and Pom Dance categories. This was the first UK competition we have entered a Pom team into, however the girls pulled it together and again walked away with: 3rd Place Pom Dance
6th Place Hip Hop
Our final performance was our full squad Level 2 All Girl Cheer, the main event!
The girls did an incredible job and absolutely showed the university at its best, beating off 26 teams including Glasgow, Leeds, Loughborough, Oxford and Cambridge to bring home: 1st Place Level 2 All Girl
The final shock was the announcement of Grand Champions- US!
This meant that we had achieved the highest score in our cheer routine out of all the teams who entered Level 1 and 2, coed and all girl divisions.
We had an incredible weekend and the results reflect exactly how much effort we put into our training so far this year. Now we're looking forward to BCA's National Championships and University Nationals at Easter- Watch this space!
EU Vixens are having their first fundraiser of the year at Malones Irish Bar on Monday 6th October. It will be a ceilidh costing £5 each. Dress nice and kilts are very welcome! Come along to support us and bring your dancing shoes!
Challenge 2 Dance once again was an outstanding success, bringing this semester's fundraising total to over £1,000! Thanks so much to all the squads who performed, it's an absolute delight having you return year-after-year and we'll see you next season for another showcase!
Also, we'd like to thank our sponsors Malones for hosting the afterparty and donating raffle prizes and One Piece for recording the whole event (pictures and videos will be posted on our facebook page shortly) We all had a great evening and hope you did too!
Open Cheer Level 2 National & Grand Champions Open Group Stunt Level 4 National Champions Open Hip Hop National & Grand Champions Open Pom National Champions BCA University Nationals 2016
Cheer Level 2 National & Grand Champions Group Stunt Level 2 NationalChampions& Silver Group Stunt Level 3 National & Grand Champions Group Stunt Level 4 National Champions Dance Hip Hop National & Grand Champions Dance Pom Bronze
Future Cheer University Nationals 2016
Cheer Level 2 National & Grand Champions Group Stunt Level 3 National & Grand Champions All Girl Group Stunt 2 Gold & Silver All Girl Group Stunt Level 4 Bronze Dance Hip Hop Fourth Dance Pom Silver
BCA National Championships 2015 Open All Girl Cheer Level 2 GOLD & Bid to the European Summit Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 4 GOLD Open Dance Hip Hop GOLD & Bid to the European Summit Open Dance Pom SILVER
BCA University Nationals 2015 Open All Girl Cheer Level 2 GOLD & GRAND CHAMPS Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 2 GOLD & FOURTH Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 3 GOLD & EIGHTH Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 4 SILVER Open Dance Hip Hop SILVER Open Dance Pom SEVENTH
FC National University Championships 2015 Open All Girl Cheer Level 2 GOLD & GRAND CHAMPS Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 2 GOLD & BRONZE Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 3 GOLD & FOURTH Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 4 BRONZE Open Dance Hip Hop BRONZE Open Dance Pom SIXTH
FC Paris Championships 2014 Open All Girl Cheer Level 2 GOLD Open Dance Hip Hop GOLD Open Dance Pom GOLD Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 2 GOLD Open All Girl Group Stunt Level 3 GOLD AND SILVER
BCA University Nationals 2013 Senior All Girl Cheer Level 2 Top 10 Small Dance Hip Hop Top 10 Senior All Girl Group Stunt Level 3 Top 10 Senior All Girl Group Stunt Level 2Top 10
BCA National Championships 2013 Senior All Girl Cheer Level 2 Gold Small Dance Hip Hop Silver Senior All Girl Group Stunt Level 3 Bronze Senior All Girl Group Stunt Level 2Silver
All Star Cheer and Dance Competition 2013 Senior All Girl Cheer Level 2 Top 5 Small Dance Hip Hop Top 10
BIDS to U.S Finals 2014 in Virginia Beach, USA Senior All Girl Cheer Level 2 Small Dance Hip Hop