Spirit Elite's Ultimate Stars who came second in two cheerleading competitions. One of their routines was 'flawless' with no points being deducted.

More places available at growing Uckfield cheerleading club

More than 100 athletes are now members of Spirit Elite cheerleading club in Uckfield and it is expanding again in September.

Spirit Elite was launched two years ago by Bexx Carr who is thrilled by the way it has taken off and planning to increase the number of squads from five to seven. Three will be for competitions and four for recreational.

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Bexx Carr is pictured with Spirit Elite Rising Stars at a showcase event. They are, front, from left: Maia Brinkhurst, Sophia Manvell, Mia Stechler-Field, Ashleigh Elliott, Ellie-Mai Clarke, Daisy Austin, Isabella Carey, Amelia Knowles, Mia Kniesz, Emma Mears. Back, from left: Gemma Dickson, Scarlett Pettit, Siena Giles, Kelsey Russell, Phoebe Fowler, Neve Gilbert, Eva Peeters, Grace Bollingbroke, Poppy Beard and Aimee Ward.

Spaces are available in September and if your child would like to try recreational cheerleading they are welcome to go along to a session free of charge. To learn more please contact Bexx on 07446844052.

Try-outs for the competitive team are being held on Monday, July 24 from 4-7pm, and there’s a Summer Cheer Camp too, which will run from Tuesday, July 25, to Thursday, July 27, from 9am to 3pm.

Spirit Elite squads – who train at Fun Abounds Trampoline Centre on the Bellbrook Estate, Uckfield – did well in competitions last month with the Ultimate Stars coming second at Brighton and at Guildford.


Spirit Elite’s Soaring Stars who competed for the first time this year.


Spirit Elite Shooting Stars with members as young as four competing in the cheerleading squad.

The club’s second anniversary showcase has been held too with awards being presented as follows:

Overall cheerleader of the year:
Emma Britt

Rising Stars
Cheerleader of the year: Chloe Tidd
Most improved: Emma Mears
Most dedicated: Amelia Knowles
Best team player: Isabella Carey
Nominated: Ellie-Mai Clarke

Shooting Stars
Cheerleader of the Year: Rell Pratt
Most Improved: Chloe Gunn
Most Dedicated: Millie Williams
Best Team Player: Isla Gilbert
Nominated: Alisha Williams

Soaring Stars
Cheerleader of the year: Hollie Broad
Most improved: Sophie Burchett
Most dedicated: May Stevenson
Best team player: Maddie foot
Nominated: Maddie Schless

Super Stars
Cheerleader of the year: Emily Rogers
Most improved: Charlotte King
Most dedicated: Beth Blackford
Best team player: Tilly-May Weller

Nominated:Faith Gee

Ultimate Stars
Cheerleader of the year:Emily Coleman
Most improved: Abbie Crawford
Most dedicated:Lara Griffiths
Best team player: Gracie Hemsley
Nominated: Alana Jackson


Members of Ultimate Stars cheerleading squad photographed at a Spirit Elite showcase event. They are, front, left to right: Emily Walker, Ruby Wyatt, Amy Hoadley, Emma Britt. Back, from left, are Carla West, Anya French, Becky Carwardine, Gracie Hemsley, Izzy Warriner, Ellie Burnham, Georgia Archer, Ellie Hopcraft, Alana Jackson, Maia Barrell, Abbie Crawford, Emily Coleman, Sydney Tiley and Lara Griffiths.

• The Summer Cheer Camp will be held at Elite Dance and Drama Academy in Bell Walk, Uckfield, and the cost is £25 a day, or all three days for £20 a day. A 10% sibling discount is offered and there’s an early bird discount if you book before Friday, July 21.

• Contact details for Spirit Elite can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Cheerleaders or Children’s Activities.

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