Limelight

Andrew Francis

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My name is Andrew Francis. I am 21 years old and this will be my 8th season cheerleading. I am from Toronto, Ontario and started cheerleading when I was 15 at Maple High school. As a member of that team I have won 1 provincial championship and 2 national championships. In 2008 I stepped into the allstar cheerleading world when I was recruited to Ultimate Canadian cheer and Dance to be apart of the UCC Jags for the first year they were going to attend the Cheerleading World Championships. I remained on that team for 4 seasons and placed 4th in the world in 2011. That was one of my most proud moments. My top accolades in cheerleading are the 4 years I was selected to be on Team Canada. I won 3 gold medals in 2011, 2012, 2013 in the Coed elite division. In 2014, Canada made a great decision to compete in the premier division exclusively and we managed to obtain 7th place that year. I am hoping to make Team Canada for the 2016 World Championships.

I have been coaching tumbling for 5 years and have been a team coach for 3 years. I have also had the pleasure of working with programs and Camp companies from all over Canada and the U.S. such as, ALL THINGS CHEER and Limelight Allstars Inc.

Teams Coached

  • UCC Leopards (2010)
  • UCC Cheetahs (2010)
  • Limelight Flare(2015)
  • Limelight Shine(2015-current)

Choreography and Clinics

  • Cheer Strong Inc.
  • Langstaff Secondary
  • Maple High School(2015)
  • Richmond Green Secondary (2014)

Teams I have been on

  • Maple Highschool
  • UCC Panthers
  • UCC Wildcats
  • UCC Jaguars
  • UCC Cheetahs
  • Team Canada Coed Elite 3x
  • Team Canada Coed Premier
  • Limelight Flash
  • Limelight Ignite

Athlete Achievements

  • 4 Cheer Evolution National titles
  • 3 Cheer Evolution National titles
  • 4x Team Canada Member
  • 3 Team Canada World Champion titles
  • 4th Place at the USASF Cheerleading World Championships

I am happy to call Limelight my home. It is everything I could imagine and hope for in a position of employment and as an athlete. I have a passion for this sport and wish for the success of all my athletes in every aspect of our sport. It is an honour to be alongside so many talented coaches and athletes.

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