Shire Elite Cheerleading was founded in 2012 by Laura Garrett when she was just 20 years old. Originally, she started Shire Elite to cheer competitively again as there were no other clubs in the area, however she discovered a love for coaching. Mitchell Lennon also started off wanting to compete as an athlete, but grew passionate about coaching and is now director of the tumble program at Shire Elite. He believes in having an open minded approach to skill development, and places importance on researching and educating himself on new tumbling techniques.
Fast forward to 2022, and Shire Elite is the Australian All Star Federation’s Cheer Gym of the Year and Gym Coaches of the Year as voted by gym owners across Australia in 2019. Laura and Mitchell have coached their teams to National Grand Champion titles and multiple National Champion titles every year since 2013. Shire Elite teams have competed in USA, New Zealand, and won the only fully paid bid to IASF Worlds in 2020. Shire Elite is home to competitive cheerleading in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, our family has grown a lot since we first began!
We pride ourselves on our positive culture and family environment. Our club has a clear focus on teamwork, work ethic, and most importantly, our family culture. We have recently undergone a restructuring of our tumble program which has created uniformity, cleanliness, and encouraged progression across the program as a whole. As a club, we also strive for uniformity and progression in our stunting, and execute this through reinforcing a focus on basic techniques. We are so excited to work with you and share these techniques!
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My 11 yr old goes to Shire Elite 6 days a week, she’d camp there if she could! She has tried many different sports but the SE family have made her feel so welcome that she can’t imagine being anywhere else! Her skills and strength have improved immensely and that is thanks to the amazing coaches who are excellent role models for the children. I whole heartedly recommend joining the Shire Elite Family!