Ballarat cheerleading nationals win The Courier

National win for cheerleaders

A NEW Ballarat-based cheerleading team out-danced every club in its division to claim victory at a national championship at the weekend. Ballarat Cheerleading, which has only been active since March this year, entered a first-level team in the World Cup Cheer and Dance competition in Melbourne. Club owner and coach Catey Wylie-O’Brien said while the…

Katy Perry Prismatic world tour concert primary school The Courier

Ryen shines with superstar Katy

Ryen Thoonen cannot stop grinning after pop superstar Katy Perry picked him out of the crowd to share a pizza. The 11-year-old Caledonian Primary School pupil was invited on stage at the singer’s Prismatic world tour concert on Saturday night. Once on stage, he was quizzed about his age, what grade he was in at…