On the 23rd and 24th of September 2017, the Ascension Eagles and Talent Central coaching staff attended the annual Future Cheer Flight School- the largest cheer conference the UK has to offer, featuring some of cheerleading's leading figures, innovators, and role models.
Our staff were there to learn and develop new practices that will enable them to keep providing the high quality service they do in the local community. Little did they know, that Ian and Tessa Crow- owners of Future Cheer, had different ideas.
After following AEC's journey over the last year: it's increased schools provision, TC tumble classes, academic mentoring, and the implementation of a junior leadership team (JLT), they decided that AEC should be recognised for its services to the local community and would be awarded the Community Spirit Award for 2017!
Needless to say, we were all hugely surprised when the announcement came through, but were incredibly honoured to have won.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Future Cheer for awarding us this accolade, while celebrating all it does to develop and support the UK cheer community. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
We would also like to thank all our staff: AEC and TC coaches, JLT, trustees, administrative and voluntary. Without you, AEC would not be able to do all that it does.
Congratulations to the other deserving winners this weekend- particularly TC's own Gareth Green for all he has achieved this year with BigG Tumbling, for bringing more awareness to the SEN division, and to winning the Junior Level One division at the Summit:
Team of the Year: Sharon Ann Cheer Academy of Cheer and Dance
Coach of the Year: Gareth Green (Crimson Heat Tigers)
Hall of Fame Inductee #1: Claire McCreath (Gold Star Cheer and Dance)
Hall of Fame Inductee #2: Tori Rubin (Unity Allstars)