Cheerleaders battle for league honour
TWO of Townsville’s best cheerleaders will shake their pom poms for North Queensland but only one will come out on top.
Jasmine Glaister, left, and Kate Piccinelli, right, from the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys cheersquad are both hoping to make the finals for the 2011 Big League Cheergirl of the Year competition.
The pair are in this week’s Big League magazine and voters have until 10.59pm AEST on Monday to vote.
Miss Glaister made the Cowboys cheersquad three years ago and this is the first time she’s featured in Big League.
‘‘ It is hard going up against someone in the squad and I like all the girls there but it’s just the way things are,’’ the 20-year-old said.
‘‘ I love dancing and performing and the atmosphere at the games is great. I think it’s an honour to represent the Cowboys.’’
When she’s not cheering the players on, she studies for a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources Management at James Cook University. This is the first year Miss Piccinelli has performed with the squad and she was ecstatic to be chosen to represent the club.
‘‘ It was exciting to see myself in the magazine and my family is very proud,’’ the Bachelor of Psychology student said.
Miss Piccinelli said she didn’t know Jasmine very well but tipped she would be tough competition. Voting closes after the Cowboys’ home game on Monday against Melbourne Storm. Each week, one cheerleader is picked to represent their club in the finals, which are held later in the NRL season.
To vote for Jasmine Glaister SMS Jasmine to 199 199 06. For Kate Piccinelli SMS Kate P. SMS cost is 55c including GST.
The winner will be announced in next week’s Big League magazine.