Geared up with pom poms and bundles of spirit, the Deakin Cheer & Dance Club blitzed their way to the top with four 1st placings and their Uni Open Pom team, Deakin Nova, being undefeated National Champions at the AASCF National Cheer & Dance Championship.
Held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Deakin Cheer & Dance Club, with 100 of their own Deakin and non-Deakin student competitors, joined the competition extravaganza comprising of 2,000 teams with over 13,000 athletes.
Undefeated and crowned champions, the level 1/2 coed team, Deakin Flame, took home victory for a second year in a row, alongside Geelong’s Deakin Devils who placed an amazing 2nd. The level 1 all-girls cheer team, Deakin Sparks and the premier Uni Pom Team, Deakin Eclipse also placed 1st, alongside the Uni Pom double, Meg and Jules who gave it their absolute best taking home 2nd place.
Going for gold, the team train all year round for Nationals to prep for some tough competition amongst 20 other Universities from across Australia. With their season starting as early as March, Deakin Cheer & Dance Club, as well as the Deakin Devils do everything they can, from conditioning and strength training to dance practice, to improve and perfect their routines.
Deakin Cheer & Dance Club’s hip hop team, Deakin Titan, danced their way to 2nd place, alongside Deakin Hydra, the University Premier Hip Hop team who placed 3rd.
Deakin Cheer & Dance Club’s 2019 Treasurer, Natalie Benson said, “I’m so extremely proud of all competitors who worked so hard all year to achieve such exceptional results. We cannot wait to get back into the gym and dance studio for summer training.”
In addition, Deakin Cheer & Dance Club are no strangers to holding epic social events run in collaboration with other Universities throughout the year, which is an incredible way to meet new members and make friends.
Is 2020 your year to cheer? Follow Deakin Cheer & Dance Club (@deakincheer) and the Deakin Devils (@deakindevils) on social media to stay up-to-date with announcements and try outs. Look out for their stall at OWeek as they love to chat and meet new members.
A big congratulations to Deakin Cheer & Dance Club and the Deakin Devils for a very successful 2019, especially at Nationals! GO TEAM GO.
1st Place – Deakin Sparks (Open Level 1 Non-Tumble)
1st Place – Deakin Flame (University Coed Level ½)
1st Place – Deakin Eclipse (University Premier Pom)
1st Place – Deakin Nova (University Open Pom)
2nd Place – Meg and Jules (Uni Pom Double)
2nd Place – Deakin Titan (University Open Hip Hop)
3rd Place – Deakin Hydra (University Premier Hip Hop)
4th Place – Deakin Inferno (University All Girl Level 3/4)
5th Place – Deakin Luna (Open Novice Pom)
5th Place – Deakin Galaxy (University Open Jazz)