About

Momentum Cheer is Stoke on Trent's All Star Cheerleading programme, offering training for all abilities aged 3+. Our coaching team has a combined 35+ years of coaching experience and have won multiple world championships and national titles as coaches and athletes themselves.

 

We love to see people develop a passion for the sport, as well as become a part of our family. Our aim is to use the competitive and exciting world of cheerleading to develop life skills like teamwork, trust, love for others, and self worth.

 

Cheerleading, for us, is not about standing on the sidelines. It’s about training athletes to flip, throw and catch themselves and others. It’s about learning to jump higher and dance harder. It’s about working as a team and learning that everyone has a place and a role to play.

 

That said, it’s definitely not just a girls’ sport. The classes are for girls and boys, and every class has a high intensity fitness section. We also teach a section of jumps or tumbling (gymnastics) each week, and we spend time working on our stunting skills. This is where we learn to lift, throw and catch each other.

 

It’s hard work, in the best possible way, and anyone wanting to come along should bring a bottle of water and wear athletic clothing (nothing heavy or baggy, because you *will* get sweaty!) and a good, sturdy pair of trainers. 

 

We also have extra training for those selected to be on our competitive teams. These teams are chosen at tryouts in early summer each year.

Momentum's Driving Force
Toni Graham

Program Director

Cheering since: 2003

Coaching since: 2005

Head Coach and Team Coach

BGU Coach Qualification levels 1-6

Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) checked

Dave Knowles

Senior Coach

Cheering since: 2013

Coaching since: 2014

Senior Coach and Tumble Coach

BGU Coach Qualification levels 1-3

Enhanced DBS checked

Andrea Johnson

Coach

Cheering since: 2015

Coaching since: 2017

Rec Coach and Team

BGU Coach Qualification levels 1-2

Enhanced DBS checked

Kat Knowles

Program Director

Cheering since: 2007

Coaching since: 2009

Head Coach and Team Coach

BGU Coach Qualification levels 1-6

Enhanced DBS checked

Beth Porter

Coach

Cheering since: 2009

Coaching since: 2012

Team Coach

BGU Coach Qualification levels 1-2

Enhanced DBS checked

Sophie Lawrence

Assistant Coach

Cheering since: 2013

Coaching since: 2019

Assistant Team Coach