Some things we presume to be the preserve of the US: putting treacle on mashed potatoes, perhaps; or Bruce Springsteen, or cheerleading. And while we might be best off leaving strange pudding/mains configurations to our cousins across the pond, it looks like we can give them a run for their money in the perfectly coiffed, gravity defying acrobatics-fuelled work of cheerleading. Photographer Leo Cackett recently shot a brilliant series for Flaunt showing the England cheerleading team, conveying the emotion, tears and glory of the girls and boys brandishing pom poms for their country. The images of the carefully choreographed routines are brilliant, but where they really come into their own is in the unplanned moments – doing their hair, calling their mum or having a giggle off-stage.
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Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.