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Sports – Cheerleading Club

Official Sport of Good Shepherd Primary School, Amaroo

Good Shepherd Cheerleading is open to Good Shepherd students who would like to participate in the sport of competitive cheer. Competitions are attended within the ACT, NSW and at a National level. Our Cheerleaders compete in minimum of three competitions a year.

The Good Shepherd Cheerleaders train one afternoon/evening a week, with lunch time rehearsals in the lead up to competition and the occasional weekend practise and school holiday workshop to help children progress with their skilling.

Good Shepherd Cheerleading has befriended sister squads around the ACT who often loan out their coaches to further progress our squad. Good Shepherd Cheer is an active and well liked member of the Australian cheer community.

The underlying value system is very important to Good Shepherd Cheer and we adhere to a strict code of conduct. The core values are Spirit, Commitment, Belief and Action.

Coaches are trained to not only skill children in tumbling, stunting, dance, strength and flexibility, but are also trained to help with children’s confidence and resilience.

Good Shepherd Cheer was created in 2008 as a recreational activity and became a competitive sport in May 2009. Since that time Good Shepherd has had much success at both a state and national level in both the scholastic and All Star sections.

Good Shepherd holds the title of 2010 Scholastic Grand Champions at a national level (in a field of primary schools and high schools), and runner up in the Scholastic field at the recent 2012 championships outranking many high schools in the process. The individual team successes at a state and national level are far too numerous to mention but a quick look at our trophy cabinet paints a very successful picture.

Good Shepherd cheer prides itself in being a not-for-profit school community sport with a team of coaches, assistant coaches, managers and coordinators who volunteer their time for the sake of the sport and the children. All fees paid by cheer families go straight back into to the development of the team, safety equipment, skilling of coaches and gifts in recognition of service.
Belinda Dawson
Canberra Scholastic Cheerleading