• Sunderland Stars squad, president Natalie Gray (back row, fifth from right)

    Sunderland Stars narrowly miss out on a Varsity victory over Teesside Wildcats

    March 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    University of Sunderland’s cheerleaders missed out on taking the Varsity crown after losing out to Teesside Wildcats by 3.4 points. Both teams produced fantastic routines that demonstrated both dance and acrobatic ability. Routines were scored out of 80, with Stars scoring 71.9 and Wildcats carding 75.3. The home side snatched […]

  • Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]

  • York St John claimed the Clash of Minsters trophy on Wednesday.

    York beat Sunderland to win Clash of the Minsters trophy

    October 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland were out-done in the annual Clash of the Minsters event on Wednesday with York St John running out 42-18 victors. A total of 30 matches were played at a number of locations across Sunderland, with both universities competing for points and the chance to lift the Clash of the […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

  • Teesside Wildcats performing their cheer routine

    Teesside Wildcats beat Sunderland Stars at Varsity

    April 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Teesside Wildcats kicked off the Cheerleading competition with a jam-packed routine as they out-performed Sunderland to win the Varsity point. The girls in orange and black were synchronised throughout and on point with all their lifts and stunts, apart from one failed lift at the start of the performance. The […]

  • Change in score sheet costs Sunderland Stars Varsity win

    Change in score sheet costs Sunderland Stars Varsity win

    April 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    The Sunderland Stars Cheerleading team lost to Teesside in the TeesWear Varsity by 43.5 points to 36 today after a scoresheet change which took out the difficulty mark. The Stars performed a more difficult routine, but were only told today about the change in the scoresheet. Sunderland performed stunts of level four […]

  • Varsity Preview: Sunderland Stars looking forward to Teesside challenge

    Varsity Preview: Sunderland Stars looking forward to Teesside challenge

    April 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    It’s that time of year again and the Sunderland Stars Cheerleading squad are at their best and  hoping to secure a victory for Sunderland in the 2013 Tees Wear Varsity competition. The Sunderland Stars have won the last three encounters at Varsity and President Kale Crane said the team have been […]

  • Cheerleading: Sunderland Stars shine at UKCA Nationals

    Cheerleading: Sunderland Stars shine at UKCA Nationals

    March 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    This weekend saw Manchester Velodrome play host to the UK Cheerleading Association’s National Championships, and the Sunderland Stars were back to defend their title. The Stars finished an impressive second place in the Main Routine category, as the enthusiastic 24 strong squad performed a complex and spirited routine involving tumbles, […]

  • Second impressions of cheerleading

    Second impressions of cheerleading

    November 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Having had my introduction to competitive Cheerleading back in September and since then had a couple of months to get my head around the rules and ways of the sport, I went back to training to find out how the Sunderland Stars were getting on. Despite now knowing what competitive […]

  • Cheerleading: It’s not all about pompoms and pyramids

    Cheerleading: It’s not all about pompoms and pyramids

    October 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The school’s Queen Bee stands on the side of a football pitch in the centre of a group of other girls who make up her clique of the most popular girls in school, all perfectly made up with huge smiles and jumping up and down shaking shiny pompoms shouting “Go […]