THE Enniskillen Jets have just returned from the Irish All Star National championships in Mayo Castlebar with an extremely impressive 42 trophies.
Jets cheerleading took 85 athletes to compete in various categories, including solo, duo, trio and team performances and various stunt groups.
Head coaches Majella Beacom, Sarah Tierney and Ruth Elliot had been working hard to prepare the athletes, and the work certainly paid off. The competition took place on Friday and Saturday, and the athlete enjoyed the competitive atmosphere of the competition. The hard work and dedication of one Enniskillen athlete was recognised as Leanne Howe took home the Cheerleader of the Year Award.
Many of the dedicated athletes who travelled to Mayo are young and still in school, juggling training three or four nights a week including Naoisa trotter who is another coach who works hard with the girls.
Louise Higgins, proud Enniskillen Jets mother had two young children competing in the competition.
“This team has helped so many young girls to grow in confidence. It is not easy to walk out onto those mats and perform in from of hundreds of people. They are a real family unit and the life skills they are working on amaze me as a parent to two young children.
They develop skills such as team work, learning from others, teaching others and most of all confidence. They support one another and cheer each and every one of their team mates on during their performances. Taking home 42 trophies has given them the fire and determination to go on and reach higher.”
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