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Trent Tigers follow a work hard play hard ethic with a fun and friendly training environment. We also spend time recreationally together with weekly socials, going abroad on tour in our second term and other various activities throughout the year. The Trent Tigers welcome new and willing members every year, from complete beginners wanting to try a new sport to those with lots of experience.

Varsity celebrations

Club information

Trent Tigers openly welcome new members each year. From beginners, who haven’t cheered before, to those who hold a lot of experience.

We are currently one of the largest sports clubs at NTU, accommodating just under 300 athletes. In 2019 we have created 3 new squads within our competition and varsity squads. Throughout previous academic years Tigers have been very successful, gaining multiple trophies and titles, and in 2018, Trent Tigers won club of the year.

Outside of training, Trent Tigers have partaken in a range of different external events, such as the Nottingham Castle run. We have also supported numerous charities such as; World Mental Health Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, Breast Cancer Care, Cardiac Risk in the young (CRY), Arthritis UK, John Van Geest Race for Bowel Cancer and Epilepsy Awareness Day for Epilepsy Action.

The Club is currently made up of 8 squads. We have 5 competition teams and 3 varsity teams. Our competition teams range from Level 1-3 alongside our non-tumble teams.

Level 3 – 3 x National champions at ICC nationals 2014-16, 2 x Grand champions in 2014-15 & 2017.  3 x National champions in 2018. And in 2019 National Champions at ICC Nationals.

Level 2 – Level 2 debuted in 2017, winning 2nd place at ICC and Legacy. X3 third places in 2018. In 2019 Level 2 were National Champions at Future Cheer and BCA and 2nd place at ICC Nationals.

Level 1 – Level 1 debuted in 2018, they achieved the title of National Champions at their first competition and hit 0 deductions at all of their later competitions. In 2019 they have continued to hit at all their competitions, which is one of the largest categories in University Cheer.

Pom – Our Pom team was also new in 2018 displaying a brilliant routine and amazing results at each competition.

Varsity Squad A – Take part in the annual varsity series performing at large sporting events in Nottingham, from Ice Hockey, Rugby and Basketball.

Varsity Squad B – Also take part in the annual varsity series and perform at many sporting events in Nottingham, including Football and Cricket and Futsal.

Performance – Support numerous charities and external events by performing at various events and games throughout the year.

Keep updated with our teams by following our social media accounts, as exciting plans are in the works at Tigers HQ!

President Welcome

Hello my name is Elese Kilgariff and I am the Tigers 20/21 President! I have been on cheer since I first joined university from being team captain, to assistant coach and now president! I am so excited to welcome all of our new freshers and see some familiar faces returning.

We take pride in our inclusive and welcoming community and myself and the new committee are so excited to see everybody soon!


Our Head Coach is Stefan Warren, who is qualified in levels 1-5. He has competed himself, at the World Championships for 7 years at Level 5.

Our Coach, Holly Barton is also qualified in levels 1-6. She has been doing cheer for 13 years and has competed in levels 2-6, including level 5 at the World Championships in 2016.

Along with our coaches, we also have student volunteer coaches and captains who make up the rest of the Training Team including; Sam Liddle (Captain) and Elese Kilgariff (Vice-Captain).

Practice / meeting schedule

Training sessions are split across both the Clifton and City campuses. The Lee Westwood Sports Centre is used at Clifton and the Students' Union is used at the City.

Some teams also train at the EMCA Gym, which is a local facility used by the competition teams weekly. The gym has two sprung floors and other gym apparatus which help us develop stunting and tumble skills.

Training times will depend on the squad you are in and will vary between once or twice a week, also depending on the squad you are. Training times are as follows:

Comp training- Wednesday 1-5pm at EMCA, Sunday 11am-7pm at Clifton, Monday 9-10.30pm at Clifton, Tuesday 7-9.30pm at City.*

Dance –Sunday 11am-7pm @ Clifton *
Varsity A – Monday 6-8 @ City Thursday 7-9 @ City
Varsity B – Sunday 1-3pm @ Clifton
Performance – Sunday 3-5pm @ Clifton

* Please note that the training times per team will be announced after tryouts this year and are subject to change*

How to join

All members will receive a try-out package, informing them of all payment fees and uniform requirements. All members must pay a Club Membership Fee termly and are encouraged to pay for University gym facilities.

Check our social media links below to keep up to date with all the important information including the taster sessions and tryouts for the 2019/20 squads.

Sports kit

Within the first term our members purchase; training top, bow and jumper.

For those who have joined, they will need to purchase our dress and shorts as well.

All information about kit and payments is in our tryout packs, if you require any more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on any of our social media sites.


President - Elese Kilgariff
Secretary - Lauren Downey
Treasurer - Mia Thomsett Hurrell
Kit Secretary - Tegan Davies
Marketing and communications Officer - Danielle Austin
Social Secretaries - Lizzy Welch and Anjuli Singh
Training team - Ava Grocock and Bryony Bedford

Youtube - @NTUCheerleading

Twitter – @NTUCheerleading
Instagram – @NTUCheerleading

Still need help?

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