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Twist Xtreme - Looking back on our first year, by Amy Benville

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)


It’s hard to believe looking back to exactly one year ago, Twist Xtreme was still just a dream that we took the jump with. We had just about chosen the name, had a venue sorted (kind of) and were raring to go after our first open committee meeting outlining how we wanted the club to run. At this point in 2014, I don’t think any of us in that first committee meeting would have imagined how far we would come in a year, but looking back I want to thank all parents, athle...

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How to prepare for a cheerleading competition

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

You’ve been training hard for months: perfecting your stunts, learning dance, tumbling, tumbling and more tumbling, plus not forgetting the dreaded full outs - but finally, competition season is upon you!


Weekends are now filled with straighteners, curling tongs, big quiffs, hairspray, glittering bows, beautiful uniforms and that big blue mat. Early starts, late night...

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Summer Training - A Great Success!

Posted by on September 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (1)

The Twist Xtreme structured training began at the start of July just before the summer holidays started with a fun welcome/ open session. The turn out to this session took all the Twist Xtreme coaches by surprise as we couldn't believe the support from our cross over athletes and all the new faces so early on.

As a new squad going into our first season summer training...

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How to join a cheerleading squad

Posted by on June 12, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (1)

So, you've decided that cheerleading is the sport for you. You've researched, youtubed, facebooked and instagrammed everything cheerleading are now in LOVE with Cali Allstars, TopGun, Cheer Athletics and sooo many other amazing teams and can't wait to get started! But how do you actually find a squad and get into cheerleading? We know that going along to a first session with a new squad is da...

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Cheerleading: Is it a sport?

Posted by on June 6, 2014 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (1)

There are a lot of misconceptions about cheerleading as a sport and there is still the prevalent stereotypical view that cheerleaders just jump about wearing short skirts and vapid smiles, shouting chants and waving pom poms.

This view that cheerleading isn’t a proper sporting activit...

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