Should we acknowledge Cheerleading as a sport?

Tweet Cheerleading athletes around the UK gather each year to compete at the ICC British Open in a bid to win prizes as well as opportunities to secure funding to travel to America to compete in the annual Cheerleading Worlds.  However, due to the minimal amount of attention the sport receives in the UK, individuals are insufficiently educated about cheerleading. With various stereotypes and insecurities associated with the sport, it’s widely accepted cheerleading is used as encouragement for a team, rather than as a competitive sport.  According to Statista in…

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