The Sharon Pop Warner B and C Cheerleading Squads have certainly made their mark. The groups recently competed in the New England Regional Qualifier competition on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The B team came in first place, and the C team came in second. Last weekend, on Nov. 10, they competed in the New England Regional Competition where the B team came in fourth place, and the C team came in fourth place.
Sharon Pop Warner C Cheerleading Squad Head Coach Wendy Kamens said during the event:
"What a ride the Sharon Pop Warner C Squad has taken this 2012 season. Twenty girls arrived at Deborah Sampson Park in early August, many of whom had never cheered before. It had been agreed at registration that this would be a learning year for these girls, a building year for the program and one with no competition. Practice once a week and games on Sundays. Then the call came that the C Squad must compete. So it was time to step it up. Practices went from one night, to two, then three and finally four. The girls made tremendous strides in a very short period of time.
"Progression weekly at Sunday football games prepared the team for their first competition and off to Bellingham High School they went for the Hockomock League Championship where the girls took first Place. Two weeks of many hours of practice and a second place victory in Springfield at the New England Regional Qualifier set the team up for a trip to Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 10. This 'Dream Team' has far surpassed the expectations of their coaches, parents and even themselves. Good luck girls!"
Aleesha Jules, head coach of Sharon Pop Warner Cheerleading Squad for the B Team added,
"Working with these girls for the past three years has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. This team is a testament to the idea that hard work pays off. In previous seasons we have lost in league competitions, but this season each cheerleader came back with determination and motivation to succeed. At each competition they displayed confidence in themselves and their teammates, and came out victorious. As a coach I am proud to finally see my team shed tears of joy at a competition, and I know they will continue to make me proud at the New England Regional Championship."