Meet the cheerleaders
Go, Glasgow, go
Have you ever wondered who those girls on campus are with the bows in their hair and the black ‘n’ gold outfits?
Now, you can meet some of Glasgow’s cheerleading squad and obtain an exclusive insight into their lives.
The team is split into the competitive team, game day squad and dance teams and all of them work hard all year round. From cheering on a National level to numerous socials all year round, it’s all go for the cheeries.
Caitlyn, Psychology, Lauren, Anatomy and Lizzie, Dentistry
Lauren – My favourite part is the competition and the feeling you get when you come off the floor after hitting all your stunts is amazing. Everyone in the club is really friendly. It’s challenging but when you hit a stunt you get a major sense of achievement. My embarrassing moment was when we did a pub golf social a couple of weeks ago and were split into teams – I was the oldest on my team yet was the first to be sick in Jinty McGuinty’s.
Lizzie – This is my third year of doing cheer. Everyone gets involved and I still speak to the girls I met through the club in first year. It’s a family and it grows each year. We train really hard but everyone’s aways laughing and having fun, even at the serious competitions. It was funny when we did pub golf and my team had to take an imaginative team photo, so we strolled into Iceland with our golf clubs and got a photo holding loads of random produce.
My favourite moment was being captain of the pom dance team last year and coming second place at the national competition. I love the social aspect of the club because we have loads of themed socials and fundraisers. Cheer is quite a lot of commitment but worth it. My funniest memory was during pub golf and our team girl had to suck a randomer’s finger and sing him a love song as one of the challenges.
I’ve not been here very long, but my favourite memory so far was when I managed to get straight up to extension (a stunt where the flyer is extended full length into the air) on my first try. I was so happy. It’s really easy to make friends because everyone is really nice. I’m looking forward to the Halloween vampire cheerleaders social on Wednesday.
Having to make up a dance and perform it on the street during pub golf has been my favourite memory so far. Everyone’s really nice and I’ve found it so easy to meet people.
Making the team was a good achievement for me. The girls are all really nice, there’s a good spirit and it’s great having something to work towards. I can’t wait to look like a vampire cheerleader for the Halloween social.
Pub golf is a fun memory for me! The club is hard work but it’s good as everyone is really motivated. I’m so excited to be a vampire cheerleader on Wednesday.
Emily, Microbiology and Rebecca, Psychology
Emily – My favourite memory was when we performed at the Glasgow Taxis Cup and I managed to do my one-legged stunt which took me all year to do. I love how nice everyone is, no one is bitchy and everyone is really supportive of each other. I used to do dancing and would come home crying because everyone wanted to be better than each other but in the cheerleading club it’s not like that at all. My embarrassing moment was when I had to be carried home from Viper by my flatmate after our Disney social. I was insisting that someone should call me an ambulance.
Sarah, English Literature and Philosophy and Katharine, History
The competition last year was my favourite memory because we won. There’s been loads of fun times at training and we’ve all bonded over the achievements, and failures, of the team. Everyone is really close and friendly and you never feel like you’re not good enough. The club allows you to get fit and exercise but also be with your friends. I’m really looking forward to the Halloween vampire cheerleaders social.
Faye, Medicine and Millie, Economics and Sociology
Faye – My favourite memory was coming second at the ACDC competition and also all the friends I’ve made. Embarrassing moment? I never embarrass myself.
Millie – I loved the GUSA ball and I like how people of all abilities can excel in the club. My most memorable social was when I broke my foot yet still went to Viper in crutches and heels.
So there you have it – a club which masters the balance of training, competitiveness and socials while still looking cute. Non-members can get involved too: we’ll see you in Viper on Wednesday in your best vampire attire, or at our Frat Party Fundraiser, also in Viper, on November 17th.