After the excitement of the Irish All Star Nationals, we had a look back at our performances and were very happy with the results. Cheerleading is competitive by nature and we have progressed very well within a relatively short time. We came home with 17 trophies including 3 1st places, 2 2nd places, a number of 3rd places and of course the Spirit Cup came home to Galway for a 2nd year running! And now to relax for another year…. We wish! Straight down to training for our next competitions….
All Level 1 Squads: Irish Cheer Sport Association All Irelands, Sligo, March 2nd
Level 2 Senior and Level 3: Scotcheer Nationals, Glasgow, April 12-14
Level 3: Future Cheer, Bournemouth, July 5-7 (Conditional on squad progress)
TERM FEES DUE:
Term 2 fees fall due on the week starting December 3. The cost for Term 2 is €102 for all levels 1 and 2, and €150 for Level 3. Please note that many cheerleaders are still overdue on Term 1 fees. If term 1 fees are not paid in full by the beginning of Term 2, we cannot accept the cheerleader in classes and s/he will not be allowed to participate. This has been an ongoing issue since 2010 and cannot continue in 2013.
Hoody money is now also overdue if you have not paid, please arrange to pay Jamie asap.
CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING SHOW:
Our annual Christmas show will take place in the Galway Lawn Tennis Club this year on the 16th of December Compulsory for All members. Due to improvements in our own gym, we no longer have space for spectators! The great news is the GLTC have heat! We expect the show to start at 12pm and last approximately 1 ½ hours.
There will be a €2 entrance fee to cover costs and hopefully raise some much needed funds! There will be plenty of activities on the day for kids including face painting and games so please bring sisters, brothers and friends. We will run the event like a mini competition so all parents who were unable to attend nationals will be able to see a little of what it was like. We would request at least 1 member from each family to support each cheerleader.
Our Cougars Calendar will be available for purchase on the day as well as Cougars merchandise and refreshments. We hope to see you there!
Term 1 ends December 1st and Term 2 starts directly the next week with no break.
Christmas Break: December 23rd to Jan 6th
Term 2 Jan 7th to March 10th with no breaks.
Term calendars are available online. Our new Cougars Calendar includes all term dates and competitions.
Please save the date for our Easter Camps
Senior and Junior Level 1 (Platinum and Gold): March 25th-26th Mon-Tues 10-4
Level 1 youth and mini (Ultraviolet): March 27th-29th 10-2
Trampoline Camp: March 27th-29th 10-2
Level 2: April 2nd – 3rd Tues-Wed 10-4
Level 3: April 4th – 5th Thurs-Fri 10-4
If you can give any of your spare time to help out with our fundraising committee then we need to hear from you. The committee is responsible for organising fundraising events to purchase new equipment, help with training and competitions.
If you think that you might be interested in joining our coaching team, please get in touch with Hilton or Jamie. We’d be delighted to have you on board. Full training is provided.
CHAPERONING AT COMPETITIONS
Please note that we need chaperones at competitions where we are staying over. This includes staying in a room with the kids (moms only) and making sure they are looked after for the weekend, are ready on time, eat, uniform, sleep by a certain time etc. We need more chaperones as it a select few who go to each competition. The fundraising committee paid half the cost of chaperoning this year but from now on, a €5 supplement will be added to competition fees to cover this cost as it will pay for your child to be looked after for the weekend. Anyone who has been to competition knows the pressure that the coaches are under for the day. Those of you who don’t, please ask a chaperone! Competitions are a great chance for your child to get away with her peers and have good, honest fun whilst representing their club in a sport they love!
Best wishes from all at Cougars: Hilton, Jamie, Paul, Sean and Erica