Competitive Cheer

To become part of the competitive cheer program, athletes must be at school in 2018 or older. Our teams will compete at a selection of competitions (approx. 4-6 annually and develop skills in all aspects of the cheer program; stunting, tumbling, jumps & dance. Teams train twice weekly, routines are professionally choreographed and children in this program will need to purchase a uniform and cheer shoes. We do accept athletes into teams throughout the year but timing and placement is limited through the competition season. Experienced or entry level participants all welcome!

In 2018, we are offering; Youth 2, Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior 2 Coed, Senior 3, Open 2, Open 4.2 Coed & Open 4 Coed.

Please contact us directly to discuss the best options for your chid and arrange a free trial.


Open Gym

Open Gym

Open Gym is just what it sounds like. The gym is open. Coaches are on hand to supervise, offer advice, spot and generally work with participants on skills they want to develop/improve on. There are no restrictions on age/ability levels. Open gym is a ‘pay if you come' scenario so you are not ‘locked in’.


Fri: 6 - 7.30pm

Semi-Competitive Cheer

This is a two hour a week program catering for students 5 years or older (must be at school in 2018). It aims to provide the opportunity for students to be part of a cheerleading team without the same time commitment and expense of our fully competitive program. Athletes do not need to trial for these groups. They are age & friendship based. The teams compete externally twice for the year and participate in our internal showcases. The program can be used as a 'stepping stone' for those who may be keen to do competitive cheer down the track.

Mini Nov (5 - 8 yrs): Tue 4-5pm & Sat 8-9am

Junior Nov (8 - 14 yrs): Mon 5.30-7.30pm

Senior Nov (10 - 18 yrs): Tue 4.30-6.30pm

Beginner Tumbling

These classes are designed to concentrate on tumbling skills the athletes are seeking to develop.

Beginner Tumbling - is a dedicated tumbling class for athletes who have never really tumbled before. Learn the correct techniques for skills including handstands, cartwheels, round offs, walkovers and rolls. Designed for athletes competing at level 1 cheer or Levels 1/2/3 WAG/MAG.

Intermediate Tumbling

These classes are designed to concentrate on tumbling skills the athletes are seeking to develop.

Intermediate Tumbling - same idea as above but starts to introduce harder skills eg. handsprings, tuck saults, flics etc.  Suitable for those who have mastered the basics and want to develop further. Designed for athletes competing at level 2/3 cheer or Levels 4/5/6 WAG/MAG.


Advanced Tumbling

These classes are designed to concentrate on tumbling skills the athletes are seeking to develop.

Advanced Tumbling - Athletes signing up for this class will be learning skills including layouts, whips, twisting saults and techniques to combine skills into series. We are happy to cater for higher level gymnasts who want to ‘hone’ or regain skills previously learnt in WAG/MAG programs. Designed for athletes competing at level 4/5 cheer or Levels 7/8/9/10 WAG/MAG.

Mixed Age Stunting

General stunt class that allows fliers and bases to work with athletes across a range of ages and levels. Can be a good one for those fliers who have 'outgrown' their age level but still want to keep their skills up or likewise, bases looking to develop new skills by working initially with smaller fliers to develop technique.

Fri 5.15 - 6.00pm

Flier School

Flier school is a stand alone class designed to speed the development of athletes who are either current or aspiring 'fliers'. Athletes work on their flexibility, body positions, balance & technique.

Tue 5.00 - 5.45pm or Fri 4.30 - 5.15pm


Cheerleading 'Lawnton' part of something special and contact us now!!


Athena Cheer Academy is located in Lawnton on the north side of Brisbane. Principal of the club, Kerry Merrett, brings a wealth of experience to the role having managed Western Districts Gymnastics for over ten years and taking it from a tiny unrecognised club to one that sits amongst the strongest in the state. Athena Cheer Academy (ACA) is housed in a modern, spacious venue with a full sized competition floor, parent waiting area and ample parking.

The Athena team vision encapsulates our motto of ‘Spirit, Strength and Unity’. This new club is built around the desire to bring coaches and parents together to support our students in an environment that is warm and welcoming to all. A team of outstanding coaches have been selected with the ability to provide quality coaching and whose mission it is to create a club where children will be valued and appreciated no matter what their talent or skill level. All coaches are cheer qualified and hold current senior first aid certificates and blue cards.

Athena Cheer Academy is a member of the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation (AASCF). This style of cheer does not involve pom poms and chants for football games but rather places the emphasis firmly on the athleticism of the participants and the competition side of things…think perhaps “Bring it On’, the movie. Despite the glitz and glamour, cheerleading is a serious and challenging sport. It lends itself particularly well to children with previous experience in artistic gymnastics, acro, dance etc. but the plus is, that being a team sport, there are different parts to play for each child and we can work to the strengths of different individuals to easily develop participants of any age from entry level.

Personal Info

  •  0432 035 735
  •   Shop 5, 31 - 79 Paisley Drive, Lawnton 4501


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Jan Holiday Privates

Use this section to book Private Tumbling lessons only. All other classes are in the next section below.
Scroll through calendar below and pick the sessions required.
Cost is $30 per 30 minute lesson. These are not refundable due to non-attendance.

Check date range in top left corner (especially if it is indicating no classes to choose from).

2019 Holiday Program

Use this section book all classes in the Jan 2019 Holiday Program except Private Tumbling. The Private Tumbling bookings are processed (and paid upfront) from the section above.

2019 Enrol

Welcome to Athena Cheer for 2019.


All athletes wishing to participate in classes need to complete the enrolment process and pay a $50 placement fee.

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