Beyond the games
18/07/2012 09:01

Team GB cheerleaders named

The official support act for British athletes has been announced


The North London Wildcats will be the official cheerleaders for Team GB after a competition to find the nation's most dynamic squad.

Strictly Come Dancing and Britain's Got Talent Judge Alesha Dixon gave her casting vote to the Enfield-based Wildcats who will head straight off to Team GB basketball and football events. During Games time they will be known as the Team GB Lions and will also be entertaining crowds in the Olympic Park.

North London Wildcats

North London Wildcats

The Wildcats made the top two in a public vote on MSN, gaining more than 3,500 votes, or 27% of the total. They were edge into second place by the Crystals before Team GB ambassador Alesha Dixon gave them her decisive backing.

"The standard of entries from the cheerleading squads across the country was amazing - I was so impressed," Dixon said.

"I picked the North London Wildcats because they were exciting, energetic and incredibly talented and I think the crowds at the Olympics will love watching them perform.

"I absolutely can't wait to see them get the crowds behind Team GB during the Games and help us create the best support an Olympic team has ever had."

You can find out more about the Wildcats on their web site and you can join them in showing support for Team GB by buying an official scarf.

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