Bulldogs to offer new cheerleading classes

Batley Bulldogs playing Dewsbury Rams.
Batley Bulldogs playing Dewsbury Rams.

Batley Bulldogs will soon have some extra support on match days – in the form of cheerleaders.

The club will be launching its own cheerleading classes on Tuesday October 28, under the name Batley Xplosion.

Potential cheerleaders have the chance to support the club with routines on future match days to a crowds of up to 7,300 people. On Tuesday, the club will be open 2.30pm-7.30pm for the opportunity to find out more, meet the cheerleading team leader, Olivia Scott, and sign up to classes.

Classes will be open to five to 18 year olds of all abilities, including people with disabilities. Disability cheerleading is funded by Kirklees Council and supported by Disability Sport Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Sport.

It is hoped that classes will start in November and there is already a senior squad in training for the Boxing Day clash with Dewsbury Rams.

Community manager Jon Humpleby said: “The club is very excited about this new project. It will add dramatically to the match day experience and also introduce a lot more young people and families to the club.”

Contact Jon on 07808 055 022 or visit the Xpolsion page on Twitter to find out more.