- Written by IFC
The European Cheerleading Association (ECA), the continental association of the International Federation of Cheerleading (IFC), was in session on February 6, 2016 in Frankfurt (Main). The Annual General Meeting was very well attended, including 18 delegates eligible to vote, which could be seen as evidence that the successful holding of the Cheerleading World Championships on November 21-22, 2015 in Berlin provided a further boost for ECA and IFC.
The delegates accepted the report on activities by the President Vojko Korošec (SLO), representing the Executive Board. President Korošec thanked the German association for successfully hosting the Cheerleading World Championships which was a milestone in the history of European and international cheerleading. As Asia before, the European continental association was once again able to prove that major events, like a world championship, operate well when applying a rotation system and do not necessarily have to take place at the same location each time. The Max-Schmeling-Halle offered a perfect event venue for the athletes.
The 8th Cheerleading World Championships 2015 were successfully concluded at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany.
Berlin, with an established, high-profile reputation as a host city of international sporting events, once again proved to be the ideal setting for a major sporting event as over 80 teams from all over the world descended on the German capital for IFC’s biennial Cheerleading World Championships.
Greeting words from Mr. Andreas Statzkowski (Secretary of State City of Berlin), Mr. Setsuo Nakamura (IFC President) and Mr. Robert Huber (AFVD President & Local Organising Committee Chairman) opened the proceedings.
- Written by IFC
On the final day of the Japan Cup 2015, held at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on the 28-30 August, the Japan Cheerleading Association unveiled the Cheerleading national teams that will represent Japan at the upcoming 8th Cheerleading World Championships in Berlin, Germany.
Japan will participate in Cheerleading Mixed, Cheerleading All Female, Cheerleading Small Groups All Female, Cheerleading Doubles and Cheerleading Junior.
The 2015 Cheerleading Mixed team features 6 members that were part of the gold medal winning team at the 7th Cheerleading World Championships 2013 in Bangkok.