Who we are
Ascension Eagles Cheerleaders began in November 1996 as an outreach of Ascension Church Centre, Custom House, Newham. Rev. Jonathan Brice and his wife Shara, initially started the program as a way to keep youth off the streets & engaged in an activity that promotes fitness & social interaction. Over the past decade, AEC has been recognized as 1 of the UK’s most successful youth programs, as well as Britain’s best all-round cheer program. AEC aims to transform and inspire young people to reach their full potential, while providing the highest level of training, coaching and community development work. AEC makes a difference in the lives of young people so they can make a difference to others in their community and in the world.
Ascension Church was founded in the late 1800’s as a mission plant from Felsted School, Dunmow, Essex. There is still a strong link between Felsted School and the Ascension Parish today.