The Star: Sunday, 28 August 2016
PETALING JAYA: The Cyrens of SM Sri Kuala Lumpur continued their domination of the Malaysian competitive cheerleading scene with a record-extending seventh consecutive CHEER title.
“My girls really deserved this, they have worked so hard and we had so many new members so I’m very proud of them for catching up to win,” said Cyrens team captain Cassandra Yang, 16, whose team won the coveted High School Senior All Girl trophy.
The other winners at the CHEER 2016 Finals held at Tropicana City Mall yesterday were Co-Ed Category champions Calyx Junior of SMJK Katholik and All-Girls Junior champions Anselm Junior of SMK Infant Jesus Convent, who beat five-time Junior champions Rayvens from SM Sri Kuala Lumpur. check that
Sunway University Cheerleading Senior won the first ever trophy in the brand-new University Coed Elite category, which comprised four university-level teams from Xiamen University, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and two from Sunway University.
All four winning teams received RM1,500 each and an assortment of products courtesy of sponsors like Grab Malaysia, Reebok and Clinelle.
In it’s 17th edition, CHEER is Malaysia’s most prestigious cheerleading competition.
“Well done to all teams! Some teams in particular have improved a lot,” said president of Cheerleading Association and Register of Malaysia Beverly Hon.
A special social video broadcast was run by The Star’s award-winning youth news platform R.AGE, allowing audiences at the venue and around the world to watch all the performances on the CHEER Facebook page (fb.com.my/thestarCHEER). Those watching from home and abroad could comment in real time, supporting their teams online.
To watch all the teams’ performances from the social video broadcast, go to fb.com.my/thestarCHEER.
CHEER 2016 was organised by R.AGE.
Grab Malaysia was the official transportation partner.