The New Zealand Cheerleading Association (NZCA) is New Zealand’s founding governing body. In 2004, the NZCA was originally formed to support the development of cheerleading at a national and international level, however, in more recent years its role has developed to include education, mentoring and support to industry participants of all types. A current focus of the NZCA is to support and mentor local member gyms with practical business and coaching education in order to stimulate growth. The NZCA is recognised by the International Cheer Union (ICU) as the designated governing body of cheerleading in New Zealand. The ICU is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the positive advancement and growth of cheerleading around the world. Each year the ICU holds the World Cheerleading Championships. The NZCA has supported the formation of New Zealand’s representative teams at this event since its inception including assisting Team New Zealand to three world titles. The NZCA is currently led by President, Mrs Kimberley Ramsay-Reid and supported by the Acting Secretary, Claire Stackhouse Hearn.
Team New Zealand is the name given to our national representative cheerleading teams. It is an honour and a privilege to be selected to the national team which brings opportunities to compete at the ICU World Cheerleading Championships and other ICU sanctioned international events. Supported by the NZCA, Team New Zealand has a tradition of excellence achieving many top 3 finishes and 3 world titles. Below is a complete list of Team New Zealand cheer results since the ICU World Cheerleading Championships first began in 2005:
- 2005: Silver, Team Cheer
- 2009: Bronze, Cheer Group Stunt & Bronze Coed Elite Team Cheer
- 2010: Bronze, Coed Elite Team Cheer
- 2011: Bronze, All Girl Elite Team Cheer
- 2012: Silver, All Girl Elite Team Cheer & Silver, Coed Elite Team Cheer
- 2013: Did not attend
- 2014: Gold, All Girl Elite Team Cheer & Gold, Coed Elite Team Cheer
- 2015: Gold, All Girl Elite Team Cheer
- 2016: Silver, All Girl Elite Team Cheer
- 2017: Did not attend
All cheerleading industry participants are warmly invited to join the New Zealand Cheerleading Association either on a FREE membership (no voting rights attach) or a PAID membership (voting rights attach).
To join us please follow the below link to complete the application form:
Thank you for joining us, we look forward to working with you very soon!