Give us an “H” – cheerleaders to wow footy crowds

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HASTINGS United will get a little extra help in their battle against relegation when a new cheerleading troupe gets up and running.

And The Supremes, which will entertain fans at the Elphinstone Road ground, is on the hunt for new girls to bring their skills and sass to the team.

The group has been set up by Lorraine Mahoney who runs the Theatre Sense dance school who is excited about the new venture. She said: “We are trying to bring sexy back. We won’t be doing lots of stunts because there won’t be safety mats but it will be cheerleading crossed with commercial jazz and a bit of burlesque.

“We have six girls already and are looking to take it up to about 15. We want to open it up to everyone but they should have a bit of dance experience - we have a choreographer and we have to learn the routines as quickly as possible.

“It’s very exciting and should be something a bit fun for the fans,” she added.

Hastings United chairman Dave Walters is also looking forward to the debut of The Supremes. Although the troupe will wait and see how much interest there is before setting the date for their bow on the hallowed turf, it is hoped they will be able to perform before the end of the current season.

Mr Walters said: “Anything we can do to add a little bit to the match day experience is a good thing - we are in the entertainment industry after all and half time is 15 minutes where there isn’t much to do.

“It is also a nice community thing to have local girls part of the club and hopefully we will see them soon.”

The Supremes is looking for girls aged over 16 - to find out more email Lorraine on info@theatresense.co.uk or call 07730 254122

Training sessions will be held on Monday nights at the Hastings United ground.