Two De Montfort University Students’ Union (DSU) societies are celebrating after being crowned national competitions.
Both the DMU Saints (cheerleading) and the DMU Steppers (Stepping) won their competitions at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena and Nottingham Trent Students’ Union respectively.
For the DMU Saints, who recently won their Varsity showdown, victory in the University Nationals Cheer and Dance Competition caps a wonderfully successful month.
Chair of the DMU Saints, Gemma Muskett, said: “It’s an absolutely amazing feeling. We didn’t expect to win at all. We didn’t expect we’d do that well let alone win it! It’s an absolutely incredible way to end the season.”
Stephen Burrell, DSU’s Vice President Student Activities, said: “The Saints have had a truly spectacular year. They’ve gone undefeated this season, won their Varsity and to round it off by winning a National Championship is unbelievable.
“I’d like to say massive congratulations to every member of the DMU Saints for what has been arguably their best season ever!”
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The DMU Steppers, the first official university stepping society in the country, collected the gold award in the fifth annual Go Hard or Go Home competition in the Intermediate category.
The 12-strong troupe marched to victory ahead of a vast competing field containing 14 other groups from universities across the country.
Claudia Biriwaah-Yeboah, chairperson of the DMU Steppers said “I'm very proud of the DMU Steppers. We worked very hard for this competition and it feels great that all our hard work has paid off and we've been able to make the university proud! ”
Their wins come on the back of the news that DMU has invested £1 million in new facilities for DMU societies. DMU has agreed a deal with city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby to buy the building and turn it into an amazing student facility following research showing students wanted high quality sports facilities and social space. Read more about the new facility
Posted on Wednesday 25th March 2015