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Lily Simpson

My name is Lily, I'm 14 years old and a qualified junior coach. I started ballet and tap at a young age and then moved onto hip hop for a short period of time. I then moved on to aerobic gymnastics for 2 years. I competed at regional and national level and won 2 golds. I started cheerleading at the age of 12 and it's the only sport I have really enjoyed and stuck with because it brings together gymnastics and dance as well as introducing stunts.

Currently I am part of the Jaguars team and have competed with JLDC in Cheer, Hip Hop and Stunt Groups at ICC and BCA events which were extremely fun. In May 2017 I attended a coaching course with BGU and it was amazing. It helped me understand the sport and its techniques better. I now coach recreational classes in Gosport and Portsmouth. It is great coaching kids who love cheerleading as much as I do. In the future I would like to grow as a cheerleader myself and help other JLDC teams progress.