Belmont going down to the wire
Any primary school which wants to take away Belmont Primary School’s National Sports Council and the National Cheerleading Federation crowns next March will have to come very good.
Belmont, who have held the NSC crown since 2007 after first winning in 2004 and losing in 2006, have been using the term’s break to put in additional training in athletic skills at the National Stadium under the guidance of coach/teacher Ronald Allman with some assistance from Leo Garnes.
According to Allman, who is a qualified International Cheer coach for the past five years, “cheerleading is a sport and we will train for three days during this week to build up the cheerleaders physically.”
Belmont is also using the chance to integrate boys into their programme which spreads throughout the school as boys will be taking part in the cheerleading for the first time next year.
The form of the Belmont students and enthusiasm as Allman carried them through their paces suggested that they will be more than ready for all comers next year.