Blyth girl Abbie has plenty to cheer about

Champion cheerleader Abbie Riley, seven, a member of Blyth's Bad Apples Dance and Performance Academy.
Champion cheerleader Abbie Riley, seven, a member of Blyth's Bad Apples Dance and Performance Academy.

Youngster Abbie Riley hasd plenty to cheer about after keeping her eyes on the prizes at this year’s UK Cheerleading Association national championships.

The seven-year-old, a member of Blyth’s Bad Apples Dance and Performance Academy, came out on top in two classes at the event.

Abbie claimed first places in her age group for solos and overall for freestyle up against dancers aged 18-plus. Her cheerleading crew, called Trouble, also finished third.

Caroline Ball, a director at the Regent Street academy, said: “I could not be prouder of Abbie. She works hard, and results like this show what a talent she is, and at only seven years old, she has a fantastic future ahead of her.”

Auditions will be held in May at the academy for street dance and street cheer crews.

For further details, call in at the studio or email info@badapplesne.co.uk