SINGLETON High School’s cheerleaders are looking for a new uniform for their national schools competition after a $2000 donation from the Singleton Lions Club on Wednesday.
Lions member Judy Langbien said that they read in The Argus about the group’s success on limited funds and thought it would be great to help them reach their goals.
“It fits in with the Lions’ national program to help the youth so we got on board,” Mrs Langbien said.
The cheerleaders have already won the regional championships and just missed out on placing at the state competition. They will travel to Sydney in October 26 for the nationals.
Other expenses that the donation will help cover is accommodation and registration fees.
Their cheerleading coach Elisha Watkins said that the group had progressed so much in the two or so years they have been together. They group started out as a normal school sport elective but has now become far more serious for the group.
“It’s a fabulous group of kids who are committed and dedicated to their sport,” Ms Watkins said.
Ms Watkins and stunting and tumbling coach Beau Lantry train the group once a week.
Training for cheerleading is not easy because of the acrobatics and stunts invovled.
“These guys get banged up and hurt during training but credit to them, they keep coming back,”Ms Watkins said.
After the cheque presentation at King Street Public School’s hall, the cheerleaders put on a performance for the Lions Club members as a thankyou.