- Written by IFC
The International Federation of Cheerleading in collaboration with the European Cheerleading Association organised a 2-day Cheerleading and Cheer Dance clinic for coaches from the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Latvia. The clinics were held in Moscow on the 3rd and 4th of May. There were over 40 coaches in attendance for the theoretical parts of the clinic and more than one hundred cheerleaders participated in the practical section.
IFC paved the way for the future of the sport of Cheerleading and this year's Cheerleading World Championships in particular at its Annual General Meeting held in Berlin on the 7th February.
One of the major points of business was the Executive Board member elections. Re-elected unanimously were Robert Huber (GER) as Senior Vice President, Liudmila Zueva (RUS) as Vice President and Secretary General, Dr. Thitipong Nandhabiwat (THA) as Director and Noralma Endara (ECU) as Treasurer.
Positive news was in ample supply in relation to the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF). The IFC President, Setsuo Nakamura informed the delegates about the positive current status of membership and cooperation with WDSF and the associated benefits that Associate Membership with WDSF brings for both the IFC and its members.
The 4th Pan-American Cheerleading Championships & International Open 2014 was successfully concluded at the Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba on Saturday 1st November.
The event was organised by the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) and attended by the President of INDER. Other distinguished guests included the President of the Ecuadorean DanceSport Federation, Dr. Jorge Guiterrez together with the IFC President, Mr. Setsuo Nakamura, the President of the European Cheerleading Association, Mr. Vojko Korošec and the President of the Pan-American Federation of Cheerleading, Mr. Luis Miguel Salazar.
The championships were organised to a high standard and featured a number of memorable performances including the Cuban national Cheer Dance team which secured the gold medal, much to the delight of the home crowd.