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Downie

Reserve Grader
Cheerleaders banned from baring midriffs

April 15, 2006 - 11:44PM


Cheerleaders have been banned from baring their midriffs, with their governing body fearing it might be encouraging anorexia.

Gymnastics Australia has given cheerleader troupes until the end of the year to find new uniforms, saying current revealing costumes make other teenagers feel uncomfortable about their weight.

The move has angered cheerleading squads who believe the move is against the wishes of crowds who attend sporting events, News Limited papers report.

National cheerleading program manager Nerine Cooper has defended the move saying the girls often appeared in front of a large number of families.

"We don't want girls to feel under pressure to lose weight because of uniforms," she told News Limited.

But the head of Sydney Promotional Dancers, Lisa Ince, said the cover-up was unfair.

"It's ridiculous really, if the thinking is that a midriff is offensive, then every dance school and athletics club would face the same restrictions," Ms Ince said.

The ban is already in place in the United States and will effect about 105 teams registered with Gymnastics Australia.

© 2006 AAP

http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Cheerleaders-banned-from-baring-midriffs/2006/04/15/1144521550516.html
 

The Gronk

Bencher
Just heard on the ABC that this does not apply to footy cheerleaders....probably just as well because they might have had a riot on their hands.
 

byso

First Grader
Feminazies, it wouldn't apply to NRL though.
I guess this is for competitive cheerleading. It may be a sport for the school age girls.
 

gomanly

Reserve Grader
your kidding, i love our cheerleaders, they're all hot, but i cant think of one i would call anorexic, most of them have some well placed curves, it must be fat lezo, whale loving tree hugging fembots complaining about this.
 

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