When the echoing cheers at Flowery Branch High School quieted to signal the end of the 2013 season the NGYFA had capped off yet another memorable year of recreation cheer. Started in 2007 the annual NGYFA Cheer Competition has become a rite of passage for all parks and girls wishing to showcase their skills to the rest of the league.
"With 37 teams in the event this year we had a great time," said NGYFA Cheer Director Stacia Dillin. "The girls did a fantastic job and I know their parents and parks are proud."
The winners for the 2013 season were:
5/6U - Jefferson Dragons
7/8U – Flowery Branch Falcons
9/10U - Jefferson Dragons
11/12U – Pickens County (JYSA) Dragons
9/10U – Flowery Branch Falcons
11/12U- Chestatee War Eagles
"With the amount of excitement around this event and the increasing interest we really feel like we could see 50 teams in 2014," said NGYFA Commissioner Colton Green. "Until you've been to a competitive cheer event there really is no way to understand how incredible the performances are."
With 130 cheer squads in the NGYFA the ability to launch a first class event will always be on the league's agenda. "We love our girls and they really love to cheer," said Dillin.