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AmeriCheer International Championships - Florida, USA

March 2014

Sussex Tornados returned from the home of cheerleading as


The Sussex Tornados cheerleading squad based in Wick, Littlehampton took 13 of their cheerleaders, aged between 11 and 16, to compete at the annual AmeriCheer International Championships held in Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA. Their Coach Carley Johnson trained the 13 girls once a fortnight at our Sussex Tornados gym on Lineside Industrial Estate. They took to the floor in Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports venue and were awarded with 1st place, this is a great achievement for Carley and the girls who competed. The USA is the home to cheerleading and to walk away champions was an amazing feeling for all involved. The trip wouldn't of been possible without Lil Weston who organised everything, so a big thank you to her. The girls who competed should be so proud of themselves, this was a once in a lifetime experience and it's an amazing achievement to add to the Sussex Tornados name. 

As we come to the end of our 15th year, with our own gym premises, fitted with a safety sprung floor, the icing on the cake was for Carley and her girls to come home as Champions from the USA. Next up Sussex Tornados will be taking 85 of their members to compete in Bournemouth in July, so it's back to the gym for some hard work, so hopefully more silver wear will make its way home to our gym. The Sussex Tornados are always welcoming new members to join our family, if anyone is interested in joining please email As a registered charity we are always looking for donations or sponsorship to keep the gym open for its members. Anyone wanting to donate please contact us on

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