Hi! My name is Liza and I am the UCA Marketing Director at the Varsity Spirit Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. In just a couple of days hundreds of All-Americans will be packing their bags and making the trip to one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world for the Varsity London All-American tour. I can hardly believe that this adventure of a lifetime is about to begin! This year marks the 34th trip Varsity Spirit has made across the pond for the London New Year’s Day parade and it is looking to be one of the BEST yet! Be sure to tune in all week long as Henry, our NCA companion, and I keep you updated on all of the adventures happening across the pond as your Varsity London Correspondents.
Once we travel across the Atlantic and land in the UK, we will kick off the week with some amazing sight-seeing tours. We will have the opportunity to see incredible historic landmarks such as Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and so much more. One of the evenings we will even have the opportunity to see a West End Show, Wicked! (And of course, we will fit in plenty of time for shopping!)
After ringing in the New Year the night before, to kick off 2018 the cheerleaders and dancers will take the streets of London with lots of CHEER in the New Year’s Day Parade. The historic streets will be filled with spirit as the All-Americans perform in front of thousands of fans. Staying on our side of the pond this year? Watch the London New Year’s Day Parade LIVE at 12PM GMT (6AM CT) for FREE on Varsity TV on Varsity.com! This once-in-a-lifetime experience is something that the cheerleaders and dancers will cherish forever.
If you are staying state side this year, we have plenty of ways for you to join along on our adventures throughout the week. Follow Varsity Spirit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for up to the minute updates. We will also have a Facebook album with hundreds of photos highlighting the trip. You can also follow along with each of the camp brands on social media UCA, UDA, NCA, NDA and USA. Be sure to check out the Varsity TV London Hub for videos, photos and more! Finally, be sure to cozy up by the fire with a spot of tea and read our blog on Varsity.com every day to see what the All-Americans are up to.
Talk to you across the pond, cheerio!
– Liza and Henry, your Varsity London Correspondents