The Oxford Sirens

The Oxford Sirens are a university cheerleading squad whose members are volunteers from Oxford University. The squad has an impressive track record having appeared at many American footbal games.  In their own words, the Oxford sirens are, "The Sirens are Oxford's number 1 cheer team". The team is affiliated to Oxford University, based in the capital of Oxfordshire, UK.


What Is Cheer Leading?

A mainly American activity, cheerleading has gained ground in many countries around the world, including the UK. This intensely physical activity is usually associated with competitive sport such as American football. Routines, last up to 3 minutes in length, are formed of a combination of jumps, tumbling and other components of dance routines. The aim of the cheerleader is twofold: as entertainment for sports spectators and a rallying call for their respective teams. In the US alone, professional cheer leader teams have approximately 1.5 million members with an additional 100,000 members from other countries around the world.

Origins Of Cheer Leading

Cheer leader originated in the United States of America. Although most commonly associated with American football, cheer teams are now regularly featured in other sports such as baseball. A mainly American activity, cheerleading has gained ground in many countries around the world, including the UK. This intensely physical activity is usually associated with competitive sport such as American football. Routines, last up to 3 minutes in length, are formed of a combination of jumps, tumbling and other components of dance routines. The aim of the cheerleader is twofold: as entertainment for sports spectators and a rallying call for their respective teams.

Training Methods

Cheer leading involves many different forms of training; a broad range of skills are required including high levels of fitness, dance routines and innovation training. A number of our team members have even studied linear equations!

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