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Flip City cheers to gold

The Flip City Cheer team capped off their season with the gold medal at the Okanagan cheerleading competition in Kelowna on May 3. - Crazy Bees Photography
The Flip City Cheer team capped off their season with the gold medal at the Okanagan cheerleading competition in Kelowna on May 3.
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There was no rookie learning curve for a group of Langley cheerleaders.

The Flip City Cheer team capped off a great season with a first-place finish in their division at the Okanagan cheerleading championships in Kelowna on May 3.

And not only did the team win their age division, but they were the grand champion in their overall level and had the highest score of any age group.

“A very successful season,” said Lauren Atkinson, the Flip City cheer program co-ordinator.

“For a lot of them, it was their first year doing cheerleading so for them to place as well as they did, you can’t really ask for more as a coach.”

The youth level 1 (U11) team entered six competitions over the course of the season and finished with three gold medals and a pair of silvers to show for their efforts.

The team of 17 girls ranges in age from 8 to 11.

They are coached by Nikole Davie and Kelsey Eriksen.

Flip City will be hosting a cheer open house on Saturday May 31 at their Walnut Grove facility (4-20279 97 Ave.).

It runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will include demonstrations from the current cheer team, a chance for kids ages four to 10 to learn a mini-cheer dance, learn more information about the program, and a chance to ask the coaches specific questions any parents may have about the program.

There will also be a chance to sign up for summer training and next season’s competitive team.

The season runs from September to May.

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