About us  

Shire Elite Cheerleading was started by Laura Garrett in 2012 at the age of 20. Originally, she started Shire Elite because she wanted to cheer competitively again and there were no other clubs in the area, however she ended up discovering a love for coaching. Mitchell also started off wanting to compete as an athlete only, 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 modern tumbling techniques. 


Fast forward to 2021, and Shire Elite is the Australian All Star Federation's Cheer Gym of the Year and Gym Coaches of the Year as voting by gym owners across Australia. Laura and Mitchell have coached their teams to 5 National Grand Champion titles and multiple National Champion titles. Shire Elite has had teams compete in Dallas, New Zealand, and won a fully paid bid to the IASF Worlds in 2020. Shire Elite is the home of 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!

    Our People    

Laura Garrett



Mitchell Lennon


Owner / Coaching Director

Lisa Motisi

Marketing Manager

Darcee Carmont


Admin / Senior Cheer Coach

Kelsey Dolan

Social Media / Senior Cheer Coach

Tayla Motisi

Admin / Cheer & Dance Coach 

Georgia Johnson


Tumble Coach / Tiny Tumblers

Jess Conway​


Tumble Coach

Stephanie Westbrook

Dance Director

Sianna Eyles


Admin / Cheer Coach

Tom Groves


Tumble Coach

Caitlin Byron

Senior Cheer Coach

Brisa Gallo


Cheer Coach

Ally Harper​


Tumble Coach

Kerrin Oakes

Senior Cheer Coach

Ginger Kane


Cheer Coach

Kenzie Halden​


Tumble Coach

Bek Zamroz


Fitness Coach


Shire Elite has done wonders for my daughter’s health, interests and overall confidence!! Thanks guys!!


Blaise Motisi