According to some, in the 1860’s Great Britain was first for Cheerleading by chanting in unison for their favorite athletes at sporting events, then it crossed over to America. The initial cheer “Sis Boom Rah” is reported to have come from the first intercollegiate football game between Rutgers and Princeton in 1869. From humble beginnings of cheerleading there are now a participants scattered around the globe in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Stay tuned for more Cheer history and how it grew beyond the school squads to encourage the team athletes to major competitions between talented Cheerleader athletes around the world! Spirit Accessories has all your cheer gear from uniforms to practice cheer shirts and shorts. Check out Spirit Accessories.com