Northumbria University's Cheerleading Club, Northumbria Northstars, have developed a national reputation after sucessfully competing at cheerleading national championships up and down the country. We pride oursevles on being inclusive and offer a hardworking, dedicated and fun envirionment for all our athletes to enjoy. Whether you come from a cheerleading, dance or gymnastics background, cheerleading is a sport which will allow you to develop skills that you love and learn a competitive routine that you are proud of. 

On top of getting the oppertunity to compete up and down the country, training alongside your best friends and learning new skills. Northstars also fundraise throughout the year for charities such as Macmillian, YoungMinds UK, and more. You will also be able to enjoy a variety of social events organised by the club, making it an ideal oppertunity to train. You will compete in a sport that you love, whilst allowing you to bond with your team maates outside of training and make new friends. 

The club were shortlisted for awards at the annual Northumbria Sport Awards, with Coach Millie Sisson shortlisted for Coach of the Year and President Georgia Morris shortlisted for Committee Member of the Year.

There are two membership types available for Cheerleading, the Competitive membership and the Development membership. Please see below for prices and training times.

Please ntoe, all club training has now ceased for 2023/24. Students enquiring about joining the club in 2024/25 season can contact the Club Committee via email or instagram. 2024/25 memberships will be available to purchase from September 2024.

Available Cheerleading memberships in 2024/25:

TRAIN "Competitive" Membership - £125

The Competitive membership is for intermediate and experienced Cheerleaders who are interested in competitive opportunities as part of the North Stars squad. Students will only be able to purchase Competitive membership following a successful selection event during the Big Week of Sport in October. Please note, the Competitive Squad is currently full with 50 members, and is therefore unavailbale to purchase at this time.

Thursdays (Upper Hall, Sport Central):

18:00-20:00  Competitive Group 1 

20:00-22:00  Competitive Group 2 

Sundays (Upper Hall, Sport Central):

18:00-19:30  Stunts 


TRAIN "Development" Membership - £75 

The Development membership is for beginner and intermediate Cheerleaders who are interested in training regularly and gaining additional skills. There may be some competitive opportunities available during the year.

Thursdays - 16:30-18:00 TRAIN Social (Upper Hall)


Members will also be able to access a 1 hour dance specific slot, based on individual level. The Club Committee will allocate you in to one of the following timeslots:

Sundays (Dance Studio, Sport Central):

17:30-18:30  Dance Group A 

18:30-19:30  Dance Group B 

19:30-20:30  Dance Group C 

20:30-21:30  Dance Group D 


*** Please be aware that Club Membership does not include additional competition fees. Please check with Club Committee members (listed below) for anticipated competition fees for 2024/25 ***

Key Contacts

Club President: Millie Sisson

Competition Secretaries: Lauren Corbett & Josie Rigg


The Cheerleading club is supported by our dedicated Club Development Officer Keir Tattersdill.