THE WITS cheerleading squad performed for the first time at the Varsity Cup game between FNB Wits and FNB CUT on Monday evening.
Twenty four girls took to the pitch to cheer for the Boytjies at the FNB Wits’ historic win this week. Dancing to hits singles by Beyoncé, Elle Goulding, and Ty Dolla Sign with pom poms in their hands.
Wits cheerleading captain Remo Letlape says, “We have been cheering for the Boytjies for some time now. It’s an adrenaline rush getting on that field, doing what we do best and then making sure that the spirit is continuous until the end of the game.”
The ladies dance to all kinds of music keeping it contemporary and upbeat to make sure that the audience is always captivated.
“Dub-step is normally the genre (of dance) because bucking is a signature move in our choreography, one that gets the crowd going and is very pleasing to the eye. But we are not limited to anything, if it sounds good we dance to it,” says Letlape.
To spot the Wits cheerleaders, you can find them wearing blue and white Wits Vibe gear and their signature pom poms.
The cheerleaders fell in love with cheerleading on campus because it provides an “adrenaline rush”. Pfunzo Mikosi said “I wanted to cheerlead because I wanted to have fun, be more involved in Wits sports and get to know some amazing ladies.”
“Because dancing is life and where better to do it than for the best varsity. Team spirit. And backing the Boytjies’ front line,” said Kamo Motloung.
“It’s an exhilarating experience to be quite honest. As students there is always a sense of satisfaction to being a part of the Wits community, not everyone can be a cheerleader so one has to acknowledge that being a part of Varsity Cup is somewhat of a privilege,” says Letlape.
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