- Written by IFC
Once a year, members of the International Federation of Cheerleading come together to share ideas, vote on issues and build the future of our sport at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
This year’s AGM was in Bangkok and brought together many familiar faces as well many new ones to the discussion table. Some of the main topics of the AGM were, “The future of the sport”, activity reports from the Asian Federation of Cheerleading (AFC), European Cheerleading Association (ECA), Pan-American Federation of Cheerleading (PFC),and future projects and competitions as well as a presentation by the Thailand Federation of Cheerleading (TFC) of the Cheerleading World Championships 2013 (CWC).
- Written by CFHK
Following the success of the 6th Cheerleading World Championships in Hong Kong last year, Cheerleading has been selected by the Youth Programme Co-ordinating Committee (YPCC) under the Commission on Youth (COY) as one of the key sports in schools during 2012.
As part of the initiative, the "18 Districts Cheering Team Competition" organised by the YPCC, co-organized by the Home Affairs Department (HAD) and 18 District Youth Programme Committees and fully supported by the Cheerleading Federation of Hong Kong, China (CFHK) was successfully concluded on Sunday 28 October, 2012 at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre. Each of the 18 districts in Hong Kong sent one Primary school and one Secondary school team to compete in the event.
While the Asian-Thailand Cheerleading Invitational (ATCI) is traditionally an invitational event for members of the Asian Federation of Cheerleading (AFC), 2012 sees the ATCI broaden its scope with teams from Europe set to participate for the first time.
The expansion of the ATCI 2012 comes on the back of the recent announcement that Thailand has been selected as the host of the 7th Cheerleading World Championships 2013 in Bangkok on the 23rd & 24th November 2013. The Local Organising Committee quickly identified the ATCI 2012 as an opportunity to launch a publicity campaign and prepare for the upcoming 2013 World Championships.
From Europe, National federations in Russia and Germany were also quick to realise the benefits.
- Written by IFC
The Greek Cheerleading Association recently conducted a successful meeting at the Ministry of Education where it was agreed to commence a pilot project to introduce cheerleading into selected schools in Greece with an aim to increase participation in physical activity.
The Minister of Education will prepare an action plan encompassing delivery, evaluation and analysis.
Furthermore, this project will be achieved with the co-operation of the United Kingdom Cheerleading Association who will lend their extensive cheerleading expertise to support the project.