Oxford Sirens Cheerleading

The Oxford Sirens are the University’s cheerleading club, entering their fourteenth competitive season. Sirens officially formed in 2007, and since then they have become one of Oxford’s strongest sporting communities through their talent, inclusivity and boundless team spirit. Possessing two accomplished squads who compete annually in national and Varsity competitions, the Sirens now hope to capitalise on increased national recognition of the sport and raise the profile of cheerleading in Oxford and the U.K., whilst maintaining an impressive Varsity record.

Oxford Sirens 2020 Showcase - Photo by Yue Jin Oh

Both squads train separately twice a week under the supervision of student and alumni coaches at Iffley, with fortnightly extra sessions requiring travel to gyms outside of Oxford for training on sprung floors. Although expensive, this experience is crucial for each squad’s development, allowing for the improvement of elite tumbling, jumping and stunting skills in a purpose-built environment akin to competition conditions.

As the club hopes to attract more people to the sport, donations are vital to keep cheerleading affordable and accessible. Although an inherently expensive sport, the Sirens strive for accessibility through their annual Cuppers competition in Trinity and taster sessions in Michaelmas and Hilary. Donations will thus contribute to keeping the Sirens inclusive and in particular will support our new Hardship Fund, currently providing either three full or six half-bursaries a year for students otherwise unable to partake.

Oxford Sirens 2019 team - photo by Aleksandra Cywińska

Your donation would be invaluable. In particular:

  • £10 will pay for one squad member’s round trip to train on a sprung floor
  • £35 will pay for one hour of gym rental
  • £100 will pay for one squad member’s uniform
  • £200 will pay for subs for one year