First time travelling overseas since 2018, Phoenix came 4th at the 2022 Virtual World Championships. We are so proud of how hard they worked in the lead up to this prestige competition.
Valkyries attended their first every World Championship in Florida in America. We are so proud of them for coming 8th in their division.
In December all our teams performed at the Cheercon State Championships, our first competition in over 2 years. All classes on zoom and online during Melbournes lockdowns were challenging but paid off in the end and we are so proud of how our athletes performed.
Our very own Phoenix came WORLD CHAMPIONS at the 2021 Virtual World Championship. Valkyries and Angels also competed and came 4th in their divisions.
The MCA Angels (Senior 5) win Pinnacle in their first year as a team in level 5 with a season high team score of 96.1.
Both Phoenix (ioc6 division) and Dragons (ioc6 Non Tumble division) attend the Aussie Gold International Championships in Queensland. Both teams are awarded bids to the 2020 World Championships with Phoenix being awarded a partial paid for highest scoring team.
MCA takes two teams to the Global Games held in Hawaii after winning invitations to the event the previous year. Both teams perform exceptional routines both days and medal with the Starlings Junior 2 coming away with 1st place and the Peacocks Youth 1 coming 2nd.
After a flawless routine, the MCA Talons (Open 4.2) become 2018 Grand Champions – outscoring all other 4.2 teams across all age divisions.
MCA Phoenix train hard all throughout the summer learning 2 routines, one for Team Australia and one for IASF Cheer Worlds. They have 2 fantastic days of competition at the ICU World Championships, making finals and ultimately coming 7th. Without a break, they begin Cheer Worlds the following day. The team hits a flawless zero deduction routine both days, coming 5th in the Nations Cup and 7th overall out of a huge 42 teams in the division. You can check out their video series Road To Worlds here.
Over 50 Athletes and supporters head to North America for the cheer trip of a lifetime. With a week each in both Ontario Canada and Texas USA, the two teams (Feathergirls and Bluejays) compete in 2 countries at huge competitions, becoming the first Australian teams to ever compete in Canada. Whilst on a tour day at the Niagara Falls, one of the athletes also proposes to his long time girlfriend, spoiler alert – she said yes!
You can check out all the trip highlights with their video series here.
Our very own Molly Banister is awarded the 2017 Australian Cheer Choreographer of the year award, voted on by the cheer industry.
In December of 2017, MCA Phoenix are given the distinct honour of being selected to represent the country as Team Australia at the ICU World Championships, held a few days prior to Cheer Worlds.
After an incredible Nationals performance, the Blackbirds receive an invitation to compete at the Summit, one of the most prestigious competitions in the USA. The Blackbirds will be one of the first Australian teams to compete at the Summit in the new International divisions.
At the Aussie Gold Internationals, Phoenix became the first MCA team to win a partial paid bid to the Cheer World Championships in 2018.
In 2016, the MCA Blackbirds took out highest scoring at a competition, earning a bid to attend the Duel in the Desert held in Palm Springs California. In 2017 they made the trip across to the USA including a week in both California and in Hawaii and competing at 2 US competitions. You can check out the highlights of their trip here.
With the success of Box Hill, Danelle and Edward decide that the time is right for a new location, starting the Oakleigh MCA Gym.
In 2016, MCA decides to take a team to Hawaii and opens up tryouts to all levels within the club. Many high level athletes tryout for the team, which ends up becoming a level 5 team – the Dragons. In Hawaii, the Dragons take home 1st place. Check out the highlights of their trip here.
With Showoffs blowing up in size (along with the number of enrolled athletes part of the club), the event is moved to MSAC and decked out like a full competition. With over 1000 people in attendance, the day is simply incredible for the club – celebrating the sheer size and depth of talent in such a positive environment.
The Swifts head to the Dance World Championships in Florida USA to compete against the best in the world. The teams comes away with 11th in an incredibly tough division.
MCA finally debuts its very first cheer team in the International Open Level 5 division – MCA Phoenix. After a fantastic year, they finish off the season coming 3rd at Nationals and 2nd at Pinnacle.
MCA organises its first overseas cheer team trip to the NCA Allstar National Championships held in Dallas Texas USA – the biggest cheer comp in the world. A Senior 2 team called the Mockingjays heads over for two weeks, training at American gyms and having the trip of their lives. You can check out the short movie of their trip here.
With the Joseph St gym full to the brim, Edward goes on the hunt for a new location for MCA to move into over the summer holidays. Successfully he snaps up a huge new upgraded facility in Box Hill North. The new home of MCA is renovated and turned into a state of the art facility, ready for anything.
The gym is now bursting at the seams with over 200 athletes. The inaugural Showoffs happens in 2014 down the street at the Manningham Disc to accomodate the 500 people who attend.
A year of hard work pays off with MCA having a hugely successful National championships including winning a bid to the Dance World Championships for their Open Pom team the Swifts.
With renovations complete, a full cheer floor to train on and a huge dance studio, there is a new feeling in the air!
Training starts for now over 150 MCA athletes at the beginning of the season with teams spanning across levels 1 – 4 of Allstar Cheer as well as Allstar Dance (pom).
Danelle coaches nearly all cheer teams within the gym through to the National championships with fantastic results including the gyms first level 4 team. The gym continues to add new members thanks to the inclusive and welcoming culture and the expanded facilities.
Danelle and Edward are approached to take over MCA by Sarah who has decided to move to America. Danelle at the time is managing CheerSchools as well as coaching the BTYC cheer program. They decide to jump onboard, becoming the new MCA owners in May 2012.
Having grown to over 100 athletes by the end of 2012, MCA moves out of Boroondara Primary and into its very own venue in Blackburn Nth – an old ex-mechanics warehouse. Friends, family and MCA club members all turn up over summer to help Danelle and Eddie turn it into a cheer gym.
MCA attend the Dance World Championships in April 2012, placing 11th in the Open Pom division – one of the most competitive Dance Worlds divisions at the time, and place 13th in Open Jazz. In the week previous to Worlds, the team also won both Open Pom and Open Jazz at the NDA Daytona Beach competition.
The MCA Pom team (MegaPom) start to perform incredibly well at local and National competitions, culminating in being awarded a bid to compete at the Dance World Championships in the US. The team chooses to defer their bid for a year and focus on extra training to be ready.
Sarah and her coaches build on their first year with MCA and start cheer teams alongside the dance teams.
Sarah M starts a cheer and dance club called Melbourne Cheer Academy, operating it out of Boroondara Park Primary School. As primarily a dance teacher, Sarahs focus on the dance teams delivers great results and the club excels at competitions.
Melbourne Cheer Academy acknowledges the Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our gym is located, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.