UCL Lightning is a cheerleading club involved in stunts, jumps, tumbling and dance. We offer weekly training and we are open to people of all abilities. Cheerleading suits all members regardless of their availability or experience; everyone is welcome to join! If you've bought membership, follow our Facebook group and Instagram page to receive all the necessary information and updates.

To view our full information and welcome pack 2022-2023 - Click Here

We have lots of different options available so find the membership to suit you.

Our competitive teams compete at University National competitions, and we’ve previously won 3 national titles. As a team sport, attendance at every practice is key and absences affect the whole team as it means a stunt may not be able to be executed safely. Please be aware that if you are placed in a competitive team and do not attend multiple training sessions without warning, you could be removed from the team at the coaches' discretion. If you expect to have lots of absences throughout the term, a competitive membership would not be the best option for you (see alternatives below)!

All Competitive and Performance members will be expected to pay for their individual uniforms (prices to be announced but expect to cost between £70 - £120).

All Competitive and Performance members also gain access to Recreational Sessions for free.


We are a very social club and have many socials planned for the year to suit everyone. This includes an inter-club Meet the Team social, our black-tie party Cheermas and a Valentine’s ball. Besides team bonding events being held frequently, the Club has socials on Wednesdays Sports Nights, so you can make friends with the rest of the club and not worry about missing out. Check out the What's On Calendar or 'Events' section of this page to stay up-to-date on what we've got planned!


We pride ourselves on being a highly inclusive club, annually participating in events such This Girl Can and Pride Week. We also volunteer and fundraise for the community. In 2018, we raised £3,000 for Cancer Research in a sponsored run, and in June of 2020, our members raised £600 for Black Lives Matter by holding an online bow raffle. This year, we hope to hold a donation drive for Ukraine, clothing drive to promote Sustainability at UCL and to hold themed training throughout the year to raise awareness on illnesses such as Breast Cancer.

COVID-19 Safety:

UCL Lightning Cheerleading Club is committed to the safety of its club members. We will be encouraging all members to adhere to their own personal responsibility using the Students' Union's COVID-19 guidelines.


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UCL Cheerleading Club has signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment PledgeThis Club is Pride in Sport Accredited.