As a gym that depends heavily on community, face to face interaction and full on contact, the CoVid19 shutdown has affected us very badly. We closed on March 12th in line with the school closures and we are likely to be closed for some time.
In relation to term fees, we are allowing make up classes when we return for gymnasts and recreational cheerleaders who paid in full prior to the shutdown as well as weekly live classes and a plethora of online content and video library. For cheerleaders who are on monthly tuition which includes all external payments, you are required to pay the March payment in full and then if you choose to keep your spot, a much reduced monthly tuition to keep the gym rent and overheads paid for May and June.
After this point we will reevaluate our position.
We understand that the gym is the last of many people's concerns and we thank you wholeheartedly for your support and good wishes at this time. We are 10 years old this summer and did not expect to be celebrating in this way. We are very hopeful that there will still be a gym to come back to when this all ends. And we are ready to take on anything after this!
We are so proud of our performances at Celtic Spirit this weekend!
1 5th place, 1 x 4th and 4 x 1st place performances!
And the best news that Stuntworx received our 5th Bid to the Cheerleading Worlds!
Well done to all our athletes and coaches!
Next up, showcase!
EASTER CAMP ( spaces available )
April 6th to 10th
Members €65 Non Members €70
Concessions are available for families: 5% discount for 2nd and subsequent family members (excluding Tumble Camp).
Kidisco, Stuntworx Alliance and Team Ireland are hosting a massive disco for all.
February 23rd Sunday
Venue :- Stuntworx Elite Doughiska
4 - 8 year olds Time:- 4:30pm to 5:30pm
9 - 14 year olds Time:- 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Cost €10 entry on the door.
Prizes to be given out on the night.
Irish Cheerleading Club Continue to Make History
Irish Cheerleaders Stuntworx Elite Alliance, made up of athletes from Ireland will once again travel to Orlando, Florida, to take part in the Cheerleading Worlds at ESPN in Disney World.
The team, formed in 2015, won the first ever Irish club level invitation to compete at the Cheerleading Worlds, the closest thing the cheerleading world has to the Olympics, in 2016 and attended Worlds in 2017. The team have gone from strength to strength and in December 2017, the team were awarded their 2nd bid, this time being granted the honour from 21st Century Cheer, making history as the event’s first ever Worlds Bid Winners. In 2018, Alliance won their third bid at the Celtic Spirit Competition in Mayo to compete at Worlds 2019, and once again in March 2019, the team won a bid to compete at Worlds 2020, along with sister team Stuntworx Elite Icons, the first ever Irish club to be awarded two Worlds bids to two level five teams in one season!
Irish Cheerleading Challenges Perceptions of the Sport
The opportunity to represent Irish cheerleading at Worlds is an honour for the club, home to 200 cheerleaders in the west of Ireland. Club head coach, Hilton, and manager, Jamie, never dreamed the club would have a Worlds team when they set up the club in 2010. “The idea that after only 9 seasons of coaching teams we would have a team that has been awarded 3 consecutive Worlds bids and a second Worlds level team poised to take the floor in 2020 is just mind blowing. It’s a dream come true as a coach” says Hilton who has also coached the Irish National Team in 2014/2015 and will once again in 2020. “It’s the goal of any coach to reach the full potential of their teams and we believe we’re doing this at Stuntworx.”
With cheerleading still in its infancy in Ireland, the progress since the first Irish Cheerleading competition run by the Irish Cheer Sport Association in 2010 is immeasurable. The standards have risen very quickly in a short period of time compared to the steady and slow progress of countries where cheerleading has been an activity for decades. The Stuntworx coaches believe this is due in part to the grass roots approach taken by the majority of clubs in Ireland. Safety is a primary concern driven not only by ethical coaching but also by rising insurance costs for what is considered a very dangerous sport. However, injuries at Stuntworx are rare and usually don’t exceed sprains and some regular bruising associated with contact sport, which most of the cheerleaders compare as battle scars each week.
Cheerleading was recently recognised by Sport Accord as a sport to be included in future Olympics, which has caused a collective shift in the public perception of the merits of the sport in Ireland, rather than as a novelty pastime. This sport takes grit, guts and persistence. Dust is settling on the stereotype and cheer is now widely regarded as a sport to encourage teenagers to stay in sport for longer. Indeed Alliance is made up of athletes aged from 14 to 24. The sport is working, growing at an exponential rate year on year and has the best possible representation on the world stage.
The club now require help to send their athletes to Orlando. The season cost for each athlete is approximately 2000 to include the trip itself. The athletes, some of whom travel up to 3 hours each way to be a part of this team, have been fundraising with bake sales, selling raffle tickets and asking for support in their local communities. However, there is a limited pot for each athlete and as such the team need support from other sources. If you are in a position to help, whether by sponsoring an individual athlete or by providing opportunities to share their story to a wider audience, then you can contact the club at email@example.com
You can also attend the club showcase to see some of the daring routines the athletes compete on Sunday April 19th 2020 at the Galway Lawn Tennis Club, Threadneedle Road, Salthill. Admission is €5 per person.
The team will compete late April this year at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney World, Florida. You can catch their performances online via Flo Cheer or on ESPN!
Cheer or on ESPN!
TEAM IRELAND CHEER REPRESENTING IRELAND AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
This April, a team of 20 athletes and coaches along with supporters will travel to Orlando where they will compete against the best in the world at the Cheerleading Worlds 2020. The team, which is coed, is made up of athletes from throughout Ireland. The athletes range in age from 13 to 25 and for many this is their second or third time representing Ireland at a World level. This season Cheerleading is expected to be officially inducted into the Olympics and it is fitting that the decision will be made during the World Championships in April.
Team Ireland was established in 2010 and has represented Ireland almost every year since with much success having placed top 10 on 2 occasions since then.
The clubs allowing their talented athletes to be involved in the endeavour have a great profile and currently cater to over 1000 clients on a weekly basis.
The entire package that is required of the trip including all kit, flights and accommodation is costing each athlete and coach over €2000. We are looking for any sponsors who will be able to help get this team of amazing athletes to Orlando to represent our country. We can offer exposure on a national level via our media platforms.
All monies raised through fundraising will go straight to the team and under no circumstance will an individual personally gain from any monies donated to Team Ireland.
Team Ireland is governed by (CSI) Cheer Sport Ireland. Registered sports body.
You can contact a member of our fundraising committee or a coach by phone or email.
Our number is 091 771 765 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The show follows adult aged cheerleaders so please be cautious about allowing younger athletes to watch. Some of the themes are quite dark and the show contains adult conversation. Watch it first!
Cheer may be new to Netflix, but cheer has been in Ireland for quite some time and there are some amazing clubs running the game in the Irish Cheer Sport industry. Stuntworx is one of the biggest clubs in the country and also among the longest established.
A lot of people are being introduced to cheer sport for the first time by the Netflix show and it's a truly welcome boost for this amazing show. Netflix is such a huge influencer in trends and the powers that be are bang on trend with cheerleading. The sport has been growing ever since 2010 and Stuntworx are so proud to be part of the legacy of Irish Cheer and Cheerleading in Galway.
It's important to note the Netflix Cheer follows a level 7 team, and some of the highest trained cheerleaders in the sport, but Cheer is for all ages and levels. Beginner cheer starts at 5 with Stuntworx and we introduce athletes to the basics of cheer and acrobatics.
Athletes can stay at level 1 or move through the levels up to our Worlds level 5 team Alliance. Alliance is a coed team, the longest established Irish Worlds team, having competed at Worlds in Florida 4 times! The club is very proud of our dedicated athletes and coaches who are so committed to the club and the success of Cheer in Ireland.
If you think you'd like to try to "make mat" and risk eating it, then why not try Cheer in Galway with Stuntworx Elite.
We currently have beginner cheerleading classes and competitive cheer in Galway with our gym in Doughiska or in Salthill!
We would like to Thank
all Parents involved with the club,
we would not exist if it was not for you guys.
Alliance Place 17th Best team in the world.
What an amazing achievement these athletes have accomplished.
More Information to follow soon.