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Programme Membership

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(Please only submit once as a programme)

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The ability to demonstrate club memberships is a critical component of SportCheer England’s eligibility for sport and NGB recognition with Sport England. SportCheer England must demonstrate in its application that it has the support of the majority of the sport in the country and that it has the mandate of that majority to govern.

Sport England sport and NGB recognition would provide cheerleading the following benefits:


  • Acknowledgement as a recognised, regulated sport, would allow Children’s Services and LADOs to engage with clubs and the NGB on matters of Child Protection. (Currently cheerleading is not recognised as a regulated sport and therefore authorities are not compelled to work with us)


  • Allow clubs access to funding opportunities ring-fenced for recognised sports


  • Sport England support for SportCheer England in establishing frameworks that make it easier to access specialist services, and to act in a consultancy role on areas including commercial, innovation and programme development.


  • Eligibility for UK Sport, British Olympic and British Paralympic membership application - in order begin the process of developing Team GB (alongside the other home nations)


SportCheer England membership

SportCheer England will offer support to its membership through a variety of services and representation. The services offered will be scaled up as the organisation grows. Members will initially comprise Clubs / Programmes, with the long term aim to develop individual athlete and coach membership.


Club membership

Potential member clubs must submit their details, including coach qualifications, DBS checks, insurance. Evidence of this documentation will qualify them for membership. In return for a membership fee, in year 1 members will receive:


  • A digital SportCheer England membership logo to display on their website

  • Access to template policies, including Child Protection

  • Access to template documents such as club and travel Risk Assessments

  • Listing on the SportCheer England website

  • Free Cheerleading and industry related webinars throughout the year

  • SportCheer England voting rights, including the AGM (as outlined in the articles)

  • Discounts on various commercial products and training


Club members will also benefit from the development of the following over the next 5 years and beyond

  • Regulation of coach education, credentialing and standards through sanctioning

  • Regulation of Event Producers standards through sanctioning

  • Regulation of Safeguarding in the sport, including safeguarding reporting, arbitration and disciplinary committees, whistleblowing policies and reporting procedures

  • Access to Sport England qualified funding streams

  • National talent ID pathways for athletes, coaches and officials to compete at the international level (World Championships, Olympics and Paralympics)

  • Development and growth of the sport in England, including projects to develop disability inclusion and access and inclusion of other groups currently underrepresented in the sport.

  • Representation at national and international level with sports council and international sport governance bodies, including voting rights at the ICU AGM

  • Representation at national and international level outside the sport on behalf of the sport of Cheerleading including representation with government and other bodies / organisations

  • Eligibility to participate in National and International teams, including Olympic and Paralympic


SportCheer England is currently working on the creation of it’s membership platform with Sport80 This requires a significant development period but is due to launch at the end of 2022/23

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