Cheer team calls for support for Disney contest


An Eastbourne cheerleading team is appealing to the community to help its members book a place in the prestigious Future Cheer competition which is held in Disneyland, Paris.

Every year competitors from all over Europe descend on the major tourist attraction to showcase their talents in front of an international crowd.

Sussex Stars Cheerleading is hoping to compete in the 2017 event, in what would be the first time the squad has travelled across the channel to perform. The announcement comes just one month after the Stars took second place at the BCA Allstars competition at Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre.

Coach Emma Turner said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the girls to train hard for such an inaugural event in the cheerleading calendar.

“It is our goal to get them to Paris although we appreciate not every parent has the funds to be able to send their child to another country for competition.”

Should the squad reach its target to get to Disneyland Paris, it would tie in with the club’s tenth anniversary. Coaches Emma and Caroline can think of no better way of celebrating, than shaking their pom poms in the Disney parade with the rest of the Sussex Stars.

Sussex Stars is aiming to raise £4,000 by this time next year. Visit to make a donation.

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