THE aspirations of four Singleton girls will be realised overseas next year.
Over the weekend, Kasey McCarthy, Sarah Noble, Charlotte Daniel and Mikayla Dunn joined 10 other normal, everyday teenagers from local cheerleading gym Oxygen All-stars, located in Beresfield.
The group travelled to the Gold Coast to compete for their chance at a place in the 2018 USASF Cheerleading World Championships.
The team, appropriately named Immortal, consisted of 12 girls and two boys aged between 12 and 17 years.
And, when Immortal attended the Aussie Gold Cheerleading International Championships on Sunday afternoon they not only won their senior level 5 co-ed section, they were awarded the “world’s bid” – securing a berth in the world championships to be held in April, 2018, in Florida, USA.
“This is the first ever Australian team to be represented in the senior co-ed division, which is undoubtedly the most elite and competitive division of the world championships,” says Oxygen All-star gym owners and husband and wife Courtney and Ryan Turton.
“This team has trained for many years to make this dream come true.
“To see these youngsters grow from eight-year-old children into Australia’s top elite cheerleaders makes us beyond proud.
“Cheerleading is a very athletic and physically demanding sport and the commitment needed for athletes at this level is an invaluable life skill that they will carry with themselves forever.
“Congratulations to the Oxygen All-stars team, Immortal.
“They all deserve their opportunity to shine on the international stage.”