26th German Cheerleading Championship Successfully Held in Dresden
On May 21st and 22nd, the 26th German Cheerleading Championships took place in
Dresden. More than 2,000 of Germany's best cheerleaders had been received in the Saxon capital. This year, not only the German championship titles, but also the qualification for the European Championship 2016, which will take place in Slovenia this coming July, attracted the participants to the Margon-Arena in Dresden.
During the preceding local championships, nearly 160 teams in 21 different categories qualified for the German Cheerleading Championships. Intensive preparations had been necessary, since only the top three in each category are entitled to participate in the European Championships taking place in the coastal city of Koper, Slovenia.
- 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.