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Big things in store for National Cheerleading Championship Season 12

Cheerleading aficionados, get ready for more!


The National Cheerleading Championship (NCC), together with its official broadcast partner Solar Entertainment Corporation, is all set to deliver Season 12 of the country’s largest and most prestigious cheerleading competition. Solar Sports has been airing the NCC since last year and if its success would be any indication, the relationship will continue for the foreseeable future.


“We are extremely happy with the existing partnership between NCC and Solar as we see the potential of the sport and also how big the reach is of NCC nationwide,” said Solar Entertainment Corporation President and CEO Wilson Tieng.


This season promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with Solar Entertainment going full throttle to give the most comprehensive NCC coverage yet, with Solar Sports teaming up with ETC and Jack TV.


“To show our commitment to make the NCC bigger, we have decided to include our sister channels ETC and Jack TV to showcase a different perspective of the NCC. Each channel will have a different approach on the NCC, with Solar Sports focusing more on the competition side, ETC on lifestyle, and Jack TV highlighting the Drumline competition. It shows you how fun and dynamic the NCC is,” noted Tieng.


As mentioned, the season will witness the introduction of the Drumline competition, one of the many additions to look forward to. With the sport continuing its surge in popularity, Tieng revealed that a grander stage is in store to accommodate the fans’ appetite for cheerleading competition.


“Expect more competitive schools and cheerleaders this Season 12 as we prepare for six regional qualifiers plus a three-day Nationals at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.”



The season was opened with the 2016 Cheer and Dance Awards held in Teatrino, Greenhills last Friday, August 12. Here are the winners:

  1. Best Dancer (Male) – Khenny Morante – UPDC Phinma
  2. Best Dancer (Female) – Geli Anne Ernero – Lyceum Laguna
  3. Choreographer of the Year – Lyceum Laguna
  4. Best Costume – Poveda Enciende
  5. Best Male Tumbler – Meynard Dayaday – NU
  6. Best Female Tumbler – Strawberry Amistoso – NU
  7. Best Flyer – Dhada Neri – Taguig City University
  8. Best Uniform – University of Perpetual Help Altas
  9. Cheer Scholar – Vanessa Olea – NU
  10. Coach of the Year High School – Ramon Pagaduan (SPCP)
  11. Coach of the Year College – Ghicka Bernabe (NU)
Coach of the Year for College Division Ghicka Bernabe (NU)
Coach of the Year for College Division Ghicka Bernabe (NU)
Coach of the Year for High School Division Ramon Pagaduan (SPCP)
Coach of the Year for High School Division Ramon Pagaduan (SPCP)


Cheer Scholar Vanessa Olea
Cheer Scholar Vanessa Olea

For more details and updates, log on to www.solarentertainmentcorp.com. Solar Sports is seen on SKY Cable 70, Cignal 55, Destiny 35, and Cablelink 58; and online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Check out ETC on www.facebook.com/etctv and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Seen on UHF 21, Sky 16, Destiny Digital 16, Global Destiny 28, Cignal 9, Cablelink 34.


Jack TV is on www.facebook.com/solar.jacktv, on Twitter  and on Instagram. Jack TV is seen on Sky Cable Ch.51, Destiny Cable Analog Ch.30, Destiny Cable Ch.51, and Cablelink 36.


Don’t miss out and join the conversations at #NCCSeason12 and #TakeItHigherADVT. 

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