The Eastern Cape Majorette and Cheerleading Association

The Eastern Cape Majorette and Cheerleading Association is the provincial body that governs the sport of Majorette & Cheerleading in the Eastern Cape. It is a non-political, non-racial organization that promotes the sport of Majorettes and Cheerleading in all communities within the Eastern Cape region.

The focus is on supporting and establishing local teams to grow the sport. Their roles is to maintain the activities on a competitive level by arranging regular competitions on a league bases and to encourage non-affiliated teams to take part in ECMCA affiliation. ECMCA is governed by the South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association.

ECMCA executive consists of the following board members:

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Gareth Stanton

ECMCA Chairperson

Eleanore de Kock

ECMCA Vice Chairperson

Calista Stanton


Amy-Jo Bezuidenhout

Trainers Representative

Sharon Clarke


Kim Alexander

Development Officer

Marc Williams

Chief Adjudicator

Nevette Greyvenstein


ECMCA's History

Many top squads originated in our province: Stirling High and primary schools, A.W. Barnes Primary and several Port Elizabeth teams including Pearson High, Lawson Brown High, Höerskool Framesby and Bluewater Bay Primary.
Amy Bezuidenhout, a past Stirling High majorette and South African Large Drill champion, had a dream to start majorettes in East London again after its decrease in popularity in 2001. After attending the national competition in Durban in 2006 she was inspired and her passion for the sport set her on a path to begin planning. Her dream was realized in 2010 when she, along with Marc Williams (long time supporter of the sport and past coach of Hottentots Holland, Labiance Primary and Brackenfell Junior) were guests at the national championships in Cape Town. It was a “working” trip where the two long-time lovers of the sport put plans into action.
The following year the Lilyfontein Primary majorette squad started training and the young girls “picked up the baton”, continuing the legacy once laid by the many majorettes of the Eastern Cape before them. The dream was firstly, for majorettes to once again be a thriving sport in the area, reigniting this poised and gracious discipline and secondly to take her team to the same or similar heights which she experienced as a majorette. Sharing the joy, and the craft of the past with a younger generation, was the driving force behind the adventure which the Eastern Cape Majorette and Cheerleading Association found themselves embarking on.