Future Cheer University Nationals!

So during last weekend at our Sirens meal (this will come up in the next few paragraphs) some of the girls asked me to write up a blog post about us competing at Future Cheer that weekend. Originally I had no intentions of doing this as I was just going to lump all of our competitions together, but hey ho... look who's blogging now!


Now throughout this blog post, there's going to be a few pictures and less talking from me. This is purely because I cannot simply breakdown a full cheer weekend into one post. I don't have it in me.
(well I probably do, but I have other posts coming out hehe).

Shown above were a few essentials that I had clearly placed & photographed just for Instagram. This consisted of my Sirens training kit (top & capri's), my cheer shoes & of course my sparkly cheer bow! My uniform was already packed in my bag and I was too lazy to bring it out. I had an early start the next day so there wasn't much to document after this.

This journey went far too quick for my liking. It's like I blinked and we were already on our way to the boys American Football match. Happy that we were there to support them even though they didn't go home with a win. All in all, we were a tad more excited to go to Pizza Express! I'm glad that this was organised by myself and Vicki as she got us our massive table of 34! During this meal, I'm 100% that we all inhaled our food instead of eating it as we were STARVING. This little get-together really eased our nerves and our stomachs & that's warming to know that I did that.

This is where I began to feel so emotional (as always). Our coach started to hand out little cards with our names on this and remembering from last year they were good luck cards considering that this was our first competition together as a new squad. This melted my heart a bit and then I burst out in laughter during speeches and ruined the sentimental moment, but it's okay I found myself funny so ;)

Bedtime snaps from us three!

So this is it, the day finally arrived. We woke up at 6:15am to get ready which isn't what I usually do, but I had to give myself some time to attempt hair and make-up. I usually just do a 'messy' bun and 10 seconds later I'm out the door!

{I did my own make-up. I know, it looks weird but hey my eyebrows are FLEEKY}

My dimple looks so cute in this. I just thought that it was important to include it in this post hehe. My skirt looks super short, but I promise you everything was covered aha! This was just before we went to warm up and god-damn that arena lighting was just blessing my skin that I had to take a quick selfie.

So we killed our performance and came 4th place in our division. For a BRAND NEW team we smashed it and I couldn't have faulted our performance. We know what to work on and we're gunning for top 3 at our next competition in 2 days time!! I felt so good after our routine and I felt even better after digesting more food, but honestly the whole day was such a wonderful experience to be apart of. 

- Erika Gardiner -
"Can you quote something funny for me?"

^^ Bit of an inside joke, but when she reads it I'm sure you'll have a bit of a giggle won't you Erika? ;)

My stunt group slayed these group pictures and there's a lot more of them on my personal Facebook page for all my lovely friends to see. I don't know what was wrong with us, but those pictures will forever make me laugh as they are so weird and random, but that's legit how we all are and now we have a photograph that justifies it.

Farewell Future Cheer.
We'll be back next year just you wait!

"I can hear the Sirens coming!"


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