Cheerleader Profiles

CAITLYN

Caitlyn

Age: 16

Occupation: Student

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? 8 Years

How long have you been performing for the Giants? 2/3 years

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? Game day is full of smiling faces at the face painting stall and using the selfie boards before a game and throughout the game the songs and chants of the fans create a great atmosphere. I like the excitement yet nerves of performing in front a stadium full of people.

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? First place in senior girl stunt group level 3 at legacy competition in Newcastle

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Charlotte Crosby, Adam Sandler, Zac Effron

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? Eyelashes - not only too look pretty but keeps sand out of my eyes Shower gel - got to smell nice and keep clean some way And finally the obvious sun cream

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Sleeping, watching films, eating and online shopping

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Going to Birmingham for legacy nationals cheerleading competition

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Cream eggs, Garlic bread, YouTube, water (filtered only), onesies, hot dog pasta and spongebob squarepants.

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? Still competing cheerleading and Possibly applying for Sheffield or York university to study criminology or business after a gap year of working and participating in camp America

CHLOE

Chloe

Age: 20

Occupation: Dance Student

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? 12 years

How long have you been performing for the Giants? 3 years

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith’s Stadium? Game day is very stressful but fun, there's always such a lovely atmosphere and fans never fail to make you laugh

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? My highlight would be taking my cheerleading squad to national competitions and winning first place two years on the trot

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? I would choose Tom Hardy, Chris Hemsworth and Bradley Cooper

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? If I was going to a desert island I would take sun cream, a bottle of baileys and my laptop

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? In my spare time I love teaching cheerleading and dance and enjoying nights out with the girls

Your biggest accomplishment so far? My biggest accomplishment so far would be getting the chance to do the thing I love the most and teaching

Do you have any guilty pleasures? My guilty pleasure would have to be having a glass or two of chocolate baileys on a night

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? In 3 years I see myself in a job I love having my own house and still at the Giants

ELLIE

Ellie

Age: 16

Occupation: I work at a lovely little cafe in Brighouse

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? For around 3 years now, seems much longer!

How long have you been performing for the Giants? Again around 3 years, I have never danced anywhere else!

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? Game days are always an exciting experience, even though I still get nervous I love walking out onto the pitch to support Giants and love dancing with my team mates!

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Performing at the four nations rugby final at Anfield in Liverpool in front of thousands of people. Also performing with the Giants competition squad at Legacy National Cheerleading Championships 2016!

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive?
Matty Healy, from one of my favourite bands, the 1975.
Alex turner- from another of my favourite bands, Arctic monkeys.
Leighton Meester-from my favourite TV series Gossip Girl.

What 3 items would you take to a desert island?
My phone, I don't think I could manage without that!
Chocolate, to keep me going and my iPod, so I can listen to my favourite bands and songs.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Going shopping! I never stop buying new clothes!

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Performing at Nationals with Giants competition squad, I will never forget it!

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Eating too much chocolate is my biggest guilty pleasure, shopping is another one once I buy something I can't stop!

Where do you see yourself in 3 years’ time? At university studying early years teaching, and still performing with Huddersfield Giants community squad!

 

EMMA

Emma

Age: 23

Occupation: Pre-Press Artworker + Mac Technician, Freelance Designer

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? 10yrs

How long have you been performing for the Giants? This is my second season

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? Big Buzz, sometimes a little hectic but an amazing atmosphere, i love performing half time/pre match but sidelining is my favourite when we're sat eagerly awaiting the next try, I love running out and performing and sometimes even watching the crowd shadowing our moves.

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Coaching HOT ICE'S Mini Cheer team Ice Ikkles, I didn't think there'd be a better feeling than performing yourself, but coaching has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done with my life.

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Bear Grylls, Adam Garcia, Martin Freeman

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? 1. Mirror (To help start a fire) 2. Tweezers 3. John Berger's ''Ways of seeing'' (Book)

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Designing, cooking, walking

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Work ethic, everything I've accomplished has been down to that.

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Kardashians, Dance Moms, Pretty Little Liars, Every musical + Disney movie: I now all the words to every song!

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? Hopefully working abroad, or have settled + bought a little house project to be getting on with

JOANNA

Joanna

Age: 21

Occupation: Drama Therapy Student

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? I started dancing when I was 5. I did gymnastics for about a year. When I was 17 I did a 3 year performing arts course where I chose dance as a main option for College.

How long have you been performing for the Giants? I've not been performing with the Giants long, I have done two games with them so far and I’m loving every minute of it!

What is game day like and what do you enjoy about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? Game day is very fun! I love the atmosphere and meeting the rugby fans before the match, they’re a lovely bunch.

Cheerleading/dancing highlight? Performing with the Giants for the first time has to be my cheerleading highlight because it was a new experience dancing at a stadium. Also being part of an amazing team of talented dancers is a highlight for me.

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests? Dead or alive?: Derren Brown, Lee Evans, Mojisola Adebayo.

What 3 items would you take to a desert island?: Endless supply of sun protection, a friend so I will not become lonely, and water.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?: I enjoy swimming, eating chocolate, and watching films.

Your biggest accomplishment so far? In 2013 I was a finalist for Miss Yorkshire and have taught English to foreign children in Surrey in July 2016.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?: I like to put my feet up, watch Eastenders with a big bar of chocolate!

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time?: Hopefully I will be graduating from a post grad with a drama therapy degree!

KATE

Kate

Age: 18

Occupation:
Student/Lifeguard/Cheer Coach

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? 
Dancing since I was 2 and I've been cheerleading for 5 years now 

How long have you been performing for the Giants? A few months this is only my first season I'm looking forward to seeing what match days have install for me 

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith’s Stadium? Performing at cheerleading nationals in Bournemouth at the summer 

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Dancing placing first at a competition with a high level stunt group and being able to do that with my best friend 

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Beyoncé, Patrick swayze and Freud 

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? iPod, speaker and a good book 

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Reading geeky psychology books

Where do you see yourself in 3 years’ time? I'll still probably be stuck at university studying but hopefully I'll still be dancing and performing

 

KATIE B

Katie B

Age: 16

Occupation: student

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? I have been doing cheerleading for 3 years now and dancing since I was very young.

How long have you been performing for the Giants? This year will be my 3rd season with Giants, I love every minute of it.

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? I love the atmosphere around game day and knowing that a lot of younger girls look up to us give me a sense of responsibility and price, also all the fans are very friendly and are never hesitant to speak to us, we love having photos in the selfie boards.

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Having the opportunity to dance at the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Michael Jackson, Jonny Depp and Noel Gallagher

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? Food, Phone, a boat to leave whenever I wanted

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Eating food

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Winning my entire division for my street dance solo

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Yes... raw pasta dipped in marmite

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? Hopefully starting university studying a midwifery course

KATIE

Katie J

Age: 17

Occupation: Student & cheerleading coach

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? dancing since I was 3, tried all different styles and I was the worst little dancer ever and wouldn't commit to anything and I was so shy Haha but found cheer when I was 9 and not looked back since

How long have you been performing for the Giants? This is my second season

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? Game days are usually freezing and rainy so I don't like that part but My favourite part is dancing and I like meeting the fans before the game and the atmosphere especially when Giants are winning is really good

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Either competing in Bournemouth at future cheer internationals and getting 4th in dance in the uk. performing at Wembley and Olympic park for rugby games. Or auditioning for a music video when I was 7 and getting in even though you couldn't see me in the final video, still a celebrity

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? David Beckham to look at, James Corden to laugh at & Marlene king- need to find out what's she's doing with Pretty Little Liars

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? My phone, can't live without that, do my cats count as items haha, if they do I can't favourite one of them so I'd have to take them both as 1 item & a hammock, I'd say matches because they'd probably be useful but I've managed to live 17 years and still can't light one so I'd be no good

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Choreographing dances and watching cheerleading and dance videos and going out with friends when we can actually plan things properly which is rare or spending money but I don't think I actually enjoy that - also watching crime shows

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Managing to get 2 B's and 2 distinction*s in my first year at college and getting offers from all the universities I've applied to

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Anything Disney, crime shows and horror movies even though I scare myself so much I find it funny till I'm on my own - online shopping, can't get enough of it, I'm addicted

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? Hopefully finishing up with uni and getting ready to graduate and starting a career down the criminology route, will probably come home to be back on pro squad you can't keep me away haha

LEONIE

Leonie

Age: 21

Occupation: Accountant

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? I have been I was so, so a long time!!

How long have you been performing for the Giants? This is my second season with the giants

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? Game day is exhilarating, you have all the hype of the fans outside the ground and inside. It's just generally amazing.

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Dancing at the challenge cup final last year with the rockettes at Wembley!

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? If I have the chance to have three celebs for dinner I would have Marilyn Monroe as I have always been interested in her life. Secondly I would have Beyoncé because she is one of the elite she can sing dance and act what's not to love! Finally I would have Channing Tatum just so I can look at him!!

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? The first thing I would take to a desert island would be a boat so that could get off if I wanted to. Second thing would be make-up so I could look good at all times. Lastly I would take tanning oil so I would have a good tan!!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? In my spare time I like coming to cheer, spending time with my family and friends. I like having an occasional cocktail or too. I love going shopping especially when it's for me and make-up.

Your biggest accomplishment so far? My biggest accomplishment so far is passing all of my exams in accountancy and being in my last year of them.

Do you have any guilty pleasures? My guilty pleasure is shopping and buying make-up, I'm currently banned from buying it (oooppiess)

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? In three years time I would like to think I was still cheerleading with giants, finished all my exams completely, and maybe have a house of my own. So not much to ask for haha!

LUCY

Lucy

Age: 19

Occupation: Photography student

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? I've been dancing since I was 5! But I only started cheerleading in 2016

How long have you been performing for the Giants? This is my first season, we had auditions in  October 2016

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? Im looking forward to the atmosphere, from start to finish!

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Being part of a team that become your second family!

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres and Audrey Hepburn!

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? My dog, a radio & my fave pjs!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Taking photos, having a laugh with all my friends & singing at the top of my voice (even though I can't sing!)

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Getting an unconditional offer at the interview of my first choice university!

Do you have any guilty pleasures? The Harry Potter series (books & films), crunchie bars, The Big Bang Theory and musicals!

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? Attempting to make my first million by taking photographs!

OLIVIA

Olivia

Age: 17

Occupation: A level student

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? 9 years 3rd year at Giants

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Ed Sheeran, Michael McIntyre and Catherine Tate

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? Mascara, water and phone

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Gym shopping watching misfits

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Watching a c section

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Make up ( urban decay probably got the largest collection ) Chinese food & lush bath bombs

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? Graduating uni as midwife/ obstetrics doctor

 

RACHEL

Rachel

Age: 21

Occupation: Student

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? I have been dancing since I was 4 years old and cheerleading for almost 8 years

How long have you been performing for the Giants? I started dancing for the Giants pro squad in 2010/11 for about 4 years then took two seasons out for uni but I'm excited to be back this year!

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? It is usually quite cold, but I enjoy performing in front of large crowds and the atmosphere is great

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? I am part of the Rugby League Rockettes dance team and have performed at Wembley for the Challenge Cup Final. Most recently I got to dance at all the 4Nations games up and down the country, and I got to walk out the England team at Olympic Park!

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Ian Somerhalder, Nathaniel Buzolic and Channing Tatum

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? A row boat, box of matches and a satellite phone

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I play piano

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Travelling America and making it back home alive

Do you have any guilty pleasures? The old Disney channel shows

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? I'd hopefully be graduated, and have travelled more around the world – particularly to Australia and back to America

ROBYN

Robyn

Age: 20

Occupation: Giants Cheerleading & Gymnastics Development Officer 

How long have you been dancing/cheerleading? 17 years!

How long have you been performing for the Giants? This is my 3rd season now.

What is game day like and what do you like about performing at the John Smith's Stadium? I like the atmosphere on a game day and enjoy dancing with an amazing bunch of girls!

Cheerleading / Dancing Highlight? Performing at Huge Competitions and Events across the country, AND DANCING WITH WAYNE SLEEP!

Who would be your 3 celeb dinner date guests, dead or alive? Angel Rice AKA Tumble Queen!
Connor Mcgregor and Zac Efron

What 3 items would you take to a desert island? A Tumble Track which would keep me entertained for hours, A Hammock for sleeping and an endless supply of STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRIS 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Spending time with the cheer girls and online shopping!

Your biggest accomplishment so far? Skiing down the tomba in Bulgaria. And at 15 years old being the DMT (Double Mini Trampoline) U17 Champion.

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Chocolate and the Irish Accent

Where do you see yourself in 3 years time? Teaching Gymnastics and Cheerleading to children and young adults and hopefully coaching more competition teams!

 

 

 

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