It’s a bit of dance and a bit of gymnastics

  • 16/10/2015
Rebecca Grigson (Paul Henry)
Rebecca Grigson (Paul Henry)

We"re all familiar with cheerleading at sports games, but is it actually a sport of its own and should we be taking it seriously?

OG Bay Twisters Cheer team manager & NZ Cheer Union board member Rebecca Grigson joined Paul Henry on the show.

"It’s a team sport. We have the Nationals in Wellington this weekend. Hundreds and hundreds of cheerleaders will be in Wellington. We never really use pom poms, they are so yesterday."

She says the sport combines some gymnastics and some dance.

"The winners will hopefully go on to the world champs next year in Las Vegas."

Watch the video for the full segment.