There appears to be some confusion as to the role ACSA has sought to occupy within the Australian cheer sport community and we feel that a clarification of our objectives and role as well as some history as to the introduction and growth of our sport is timely.

In Australia, traditional organisation sponsored, or community recreation-based youth sports development has been undertaken by not for profit entities such as National Sporting Organizations (NSO’s) who receive considerable funding from the Federal government via the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC).

NSO’s are typically independent, self-appointed organisations that govern their sports through the common consent of their sport and have achieved a position of pre-eminence within its sport.

In response to Gymnastics Australia’s recent announcement to cease to be the National Governing Body for cheer, the Australian Cheer Sport Alliance (ACSA) would like to confirm that an application has been submitted to the ICU to be the recognised body for cheerleading in Australia. The application will be tabled at the ICU General Assembly meeting held in April prior to the 2018 World Cheerleading & Dance Championships in Orlando, Florida.