Cheerleading Malta (CHM) is a new Board Federation and the Body Governing Body for Cheerleading in Malta. Cheerleading Malta has applied to become a Full Member of ICU and ECU.
CHM follows the ICU disposition and rules.
The aim of the federation is to create the Malta National Championship and to partecipate to the ICU Worlds Championship and to the ECU European Championship.
The International Cheer Union (ICU) is the worldwide sports governing body of cheerleading (also known as “Cheer”) and is provisionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as such. ICU was founded in 2004, is also recognized by Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), and is a member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF). Its membership includes 116 National Cheer Federations on all continents – reaching over 5 million athletes globally.
The International Cheer Union is a non-profit international governing entity with the objectives to serve as an advocate for those dedicated to the advancement of Cheerleading, provide balanced input and governance based on the levels of development to all participating members and to train and further educate athletes, coaches and officials. The ICU is the world governing body of Cheerleading and the authority on all matters related it and engages in various activities compliant with the ICU statutes in the promotion of Cheerleading.
Attached you can find a phanphlet with the history of ICU and of the cheerleading. ICU_History-Of-Cheer
CHM is applying and follow even ECU.
Founded in 2009, the European Cheer Union counts today over 30 member nations and is the governing body for cheerleading in Europe.
As a non-profit organization, ECU strives to promote and develop cheerleading in Europe. Recognizing the input of ECU members, all working hard to develop and grow our sport in their countries, the federation’s goal is to be a central meeting place for our members. Thus, in 2010, first ECU European Championships, cornerstone of the federation’s activities, were held. The competition brings together some 3,000 competitors every year.
Education of coaches, judges and athletes is central for our federation. The ECU holds a Rules conference on a yearly basis, hosting lecturers from the ECU’s governing federation, the ICU. The event regularly attracts many participants from around Europe, coaches, athletes and judges alike.