THE Giants have recruited a well-known face – and name – to lift their profile on the cheerleading front.
Former Neighbours star Robyn Morrison – she played Terri Hall in the popular Australian soap – has been appointed Giants’ cheerleader co-ordinator for 2008.
And if the name Morrison sounds familiar to rugby league fans, it’s because husband Glenn is the second-row forward with Bradford Bulls!
But that’s unlikely to make any difference to Robyn and her loyalty to the Giants, with the professional dancer already working at the Galpharm as the cheerleading co-ordinator for Town.
Stadium officials widely acknowledge she is doing a fantastic job on the football front, and that’s why the Giants have jumped in to acquire her services for Super League XIII.
“Robyn has got a fantastic reputation and we’re delighted to have brought her on board at the Giants,” said Giants marketing manager James Brammer.
“We are looking to improve our pre-match entertainment package all the time, and with the help of Robyn we know that will be achieved.”
And Robyn’s credentials certainly speak for themselves.
After completing a dance degree at Australia’s James Cook, University, Townsville, she began teaching at various dance schools throughout the Central Coast and Sydney.
She was then appointed principal choreographer and dancer for the elite Eels Diva Cheersquad at top Australian club Parramatta.
And now she will be using that experience to expand the Junior Giants cheerschool by offering professional coaching to children aged five to 16 years old to perform alongside the Senior Cheersquad at selected Giants Super League home games.
On top of that, Robyn will be auditioning for an all new professional Senior Giants Cheersquad for 2008.
She is interested in hearing from trained dancers and gymnasts over the age 16 to be part of an elite new Galpharm squad.
And anyone interested in auditioning is asked to contact the Giants.