Talented Hawks leading the way

THE talented Hartlepool Hawks were full of cheer after a super showing at a national event.

More than 50 members of the town’s only cheerleading group swooped into Newcastle for the British Cheerleading Championships.

And they left with a first place finish, second spot in five categories and two fourth place spots – a remarkable achievement competing against more than 2,000 cheerleaders from across the country.

Proud headcoach Beccii Taylor, 22, beamed: “We had fantastic results yet again.

“We are so proud of how each group has developed and achieved so much and we are looking forward to next year’s championships already.”

Hollie Mudd and Leonie Wilson, both seven, Jessica Dodd, eight, Millie Ford, 10, and Amy Snowdon, 10, made up the Youth Jazz team who won their category.

The Hawks are now in training for their first stage production, This Is Cheer – What I Was Born To Do.

The show will be held at Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, next Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, from 7.30pm-10pm.

The event has been organised as the Hawks continue in their efforts to raise cash for specialist equipment.

Coaches and members have already raised around half of the £15,000 they are aiming towards.

Tickets, priced at £7 for adults and £4 for concessions, can be bought from Pirouette Dancewear Shop, in Burn Road, in Hartlepool, or the Avondale Centre at Dyke House Sports and Technology College. Tickets will also be available on the door on both nights.