Competitive Cheer

To become part of the competitive cheer program, athletes must be at school in 2019 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 2019, we are offering: Junior 1, Junior 2, Junior 3, Senior 4, Open 2NT, Open 4.2 Coed & Open 4 Coed.

Please contact us directly to discuss the best options for your child 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: 6.30 - 8.00pm

Semi-Competitive Cheer

This is a two hour a week program catering for students 5 years or older (must be at school in 2019). 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): Sat 8.30 - 10.30am

Junior Nov (8 - 14 yrs): Mon 5.00-7.00pm

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.

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.


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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2020 Team Tryouts

Sunday 8th December, 2019

Session 1 9.00 - 10.15am: For athletes whose highest level of competition is Level 1 or who have never done cheer before (NO Open Aged athletes at this one. If aged 14+, please come to the level 2 session)
Session 2 10.45 - 12.00: For athletes whose previous highest level of competition is Level 2 or 3
Session 3 1.00 - 2.30: For athletes whose previous highest level of competition is Level 4 or 5.

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See you on the 8th!

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