HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND CHEER ELITE
Queensland Cheer Elite was formed from the highly successful QCheer, a Brisbane-based university squad which was founded in 2007 with just 14 members. Due to the number of inquiries and expressions of interest from younger age groups and with a passion to reach a wider age of athletes, Queensland Cheer Elite was developed as an all-ages, All Star cheerleading club offering an extensive cheer and dance program.
QCE was launched in January 2011 with classes at Logan and Ascot, offering 5 cheerleading teams and 2 dance teams, totaling 60 athletes. This was the year we experienced winning our first National titles, with first place at AASCF Nationals for all three of our cheer teams entered, Open 3 Diamonds, Open 2 Sapphires and Senior 1 Rubies.
After a very successful 2011 and 2012 season, in January 2013, we moved into our own facility at Geebung on Brisbane’s Northside, increasing our cheer teams to 12 and our dance teams to 4.
In 2014, QCE expanded to a second facility on Brisbane's West, at Sumner Park, in addition to our gym at Geebung, and increased to 16 cheer teams.
In 2015, we continued our growth, introducing recreational cheerleading in addition to our ever growing and vibrant competitive cheerleading program. This season, we offered 19 competitive cheer teams and 5 recreational cheer teams and have enjoyed outstanding results from all levels and teams throughout the year.
2016 started with our Northside gym moving into a much larger facility to accommodate our growth. We also introduced a new stream of cheerleading, Semi-Competitive Cheer. This allows athletes to compete whilst still only training once a week. In it's first year, this program had over 120 athletes.
QCE begins it's 7th year in 2017 and we are excited for what’s to come – more events, growth, excitement and development for our members as we continue to forge our path on the Australian cheerleading scene!
For more about us and what we believe in at QCE, listen to our recent radio interview with ABC HERE.