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. 

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

Available Cheerleading memberships in 2023/24:

"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.

"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.

Please contact the Club President Georgia (details below)  if you have any questions surrounding the types of membership.

Training Times & Venues

Venue: Sport Central

Cheerleading Social: 

Thursday: 16:30 - 18:00

Cheerleading Competitive (Level 1): 

Thursday: 18:00 - 20:00

Cheerleading Competitive (Level 2): 

Thursday: 20:00 - 22:00 

Cheerleading Competitive (Level 3 Stunt):

Sunday: 18:00 - 19:00

Cheerleading Dance:

Sunday: 18:30 - 19:30  or  19:30 - 20:30  or  20:30 - 21:30   (members will be allocated in to a Dance Group and can attend one slot only)


Training Dates

Semester 1: 02.10.2023 - 11.12.2023

Semester 2: 08.01.2024 - 18.03.2024

Semester 3: 15.04.2024 - 29.04.2024

Please note some dates within the dates above are unavailable due to facility closures or external events.

Key Contacts

Coaches: Lewis Todd   Brooke Thackray  Millie Sisson

Club President: Georgia Morris

Captain: Bethan McKeown


The Cheerleading club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Mollie Smith.