Earlier this week, Bangor University’s Cheerleaders, the Bangor Dragons, held their annual showcase event, inviting spectators to watch their routines ahead of their first competition of the year.
Bangor Dragons compete in four different categories across their events; group stunt, pom, all-girl, and co-ed. With only two weeks to their first competition, Future Cheer, the showcase was an opportunity for the Dragons to display their training efforts whilst raising some transport funds. Overall, the club raised £264.11 by charging a small entry fee, selling cakes and holding a raffle.
Vita Luna, the Dragons’ Club Captain, spoke to Seren and said she was confident of a good performance at Future Cheer: “I reckon we will do well. Our squad this year has a lot of new members and I’m really pleased of how far we’ve come already, regardless of our performance on the day. We all work really well as a team and always have good attendances at training which is important for our development as a squad”. Recently the squad suffered some setbacks and last minute changes, as a member of the squad broke their wrist and is now unable to perform. This meant a reshuffle of personal and the re-training of members in different roles and squads. Despite this, the Dragons impressed at the showcase and go into the competition full of confidence.