Ever wondered what it's like to join a champion cheerleading team? We put our skills to the test 5 months ago

Ever wondered what it's like to join a champion cheerleading team? We put our skills to the test

A series called Cheer hit Netflix last month.

Captivating millions of people and opening up the doors into the competitive world of Cheerleading, the smash-hit docu-series followed the Navarro College cheer team as they put their bodies to breakpoint and their minds to emotional brink all to achieve palpable success. 

Led by the incredible coach, Monica Aldama, Navarro College has won 14 National Championships and 5 Grand Nationals making them the best in the business.

 

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And so, led by our new-found passion for cheerleading and love for the series, we decided to put our own skills to the test and see if we have what it takes to make it in the demanding sport.

Strike Force All Star Cheerleading is the largest competitive cheerleading squad in Ireland. Travelling to some of the best UK and US competitions, Strike Force have competed in places like Orlando and Daytona, Florida.

Strike Force have 10 teams on the go, all ranging in levels and ages with their main goals being to gain confidence, build lifelong friendships, develop a strong work ethic, and understand that a team is only successful with hard work.

Strike Force in action!

 

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So, we put our skills to the test.

Influencer Mark Rodgers and Her journalist Niamh Maher joined Strike Force for a day to get a taste of what it's like to join the leading Irish cheerleading team.

From dancing to tumbling, Niamh and Mark might be confident but can they make it to the Elite Team?

Check out the verdict below

You can find out more information about classes and programmes available at Strike Force Cheer here.

Cheer is now streaming on Netflix.