Cheerleader Mollie on top of the world

June 05 2019
Cheerleader Mollie on top of the world

A cheerleader from Filton is celebrating after reaching the final with team England at an international competition in Florida.

by Keri Beckingham
A  cheerleader from Filton is celebrating after reaching the final with team England at an international competition in Florida.
Mollie McMenamin represented Team England Cheer (Level 6) at the USASF Cheerleading and Dance World competition in Orlando in April, with the team coming fifth out of 10 teams in the final. In addition, she also represented the Coventry Dynamite Ammunition team in the International Open Small Coed category, with the team finishing as bronze medallists.

15 year-old Mollie, who goes to Abbeywood Community School and lives on Shellard Road, has been cheering since she was four. She used to be a member of the Predators team that train at the Greenway Centre in Southmead, before deciding to try out for team England. She now travels to Coventry every Friday after school for training, and also travels to London to train with Team England.

Commenting on her latest achievement, her mum Kelly Wynne said: “Mollie has always done cheerleading, she’s a flyer which means that during routines she gets thrown in the air and then caught.
“She loves meeting new people and taking part in competitions, especially having her hair and make-up done. Because she trains at the weekend, she has plenty of time during the week for her school work, which is really important as she has her GCSES coming up. Cheering keeps her busy, but she proves that if you put your mind to it, anything can be done, and I’m so proud of all of her achievements.”

Kelly also told Filton Voice that after her GCSES Mollie wants to try out for a squad in America.

She added: “There are ‘cheer families’ in the US, so she would stay with someone out there. It makes me sad that she wants to travel quite far away, but very proud at the same time.”
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