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SAMCA (South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association) is the SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) recognised Federation for Majorettes and Cheerleading, in South Africa. We have Regional offices in 8 Provinces currently, making accessibility within reach of all athletes and interested shareholders.

The Association strives to promote and make the sport with its related activities available to any athlete in South Africa, or to athletes in neighbouring countries, who may find the sport of interest. Further SAMCA has the goal of:

  • Developing young people to reach their full potential – whether emotional, social, physical, or cognitive – through participation within the sport;
  • Promoting group development and a competitive spirit;
  • Improving skills;
  • Recognising the principles of winning and losing.
  • Encouraging athletes to manage time.

Participating Majorettes can enter the sport from a young age, and continue into the Tertiary section. Cheerleader athletes can also commence from an early age and can participate in the Tertiary Section.

Interested parties (not only young people) can get involved in various aspects of the sport:

  • Participants / Athletes
  • Coaching/Training
  • Adjudicating
  • Administration

Our sport further gives athletes the opportunity to partake in Mass skill related events as well as for Individual athletes, who are given the opportunity to obtain their Provincial and National Colours. The sport does not need to be associated with major financial implications.

We have had both Majorette and Cheerleading teams who compete internationally. This exposure had added immense value to the relevant Coaches and athletes. We have been most privileged in obtaining Protea Colours for these team members from SASCOC.

SAMCA is also proud to be affiliated to numerous International Bodies which cover aspects of our sport: These include:

  • Cheerleading: SAMCA is affiliated to the International Cheerleading Union (ICU)
  • Baton Twirling – SAMCA has recently been as an affiliated member to the World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF);
  • Majorettes – SAMCA is affiliated to both the American and Australian Dance Drill Federations.

I invite both Adults and young people to attend one of our competitions throughout the country, to experience the awesome displays, which encompasses excitement, anticipation and team spirit for both, spectators and athletes to enjoy. Once involved, always involved!! All of this culminates in pride and experiencing the thrill of working together as a team.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. We would be delighted to welcome you into a sport which offers precision, music enjoyment and total pleasure. We have a niche for you!

Wayne Oberem