NAME: Emily

HOMETOWN: Kurri Kurri

TENURE: 2 years

OCCUPATION/EDUCATION: Third Year Occupational Therapy Student

You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”

BIOGRAPHY

Who is your favourite nib Newcastle Knights player?

My favourite player would be Aidan Guerra because he was a great role model for others, displaying determination and strength while dealing with injury this season.

What is your go to work out?

My “go to” workout would have to be anything cardio related. I have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill but always feel so much better after a good run. I also enjoy swimming laps when I can squeeze it into my routine.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

If I could have any superpower, I would love the ability to read peoples minds.

What is number 1 on your current playlist?

Although I love finding new songs regularly, my number one at the moment would definitely have to be Then What - ILLY

Name your dream holiday destination?

My dream holiday would be Hawaii, the perfect combination of relaxing by the beach and adventuring in the outdoors.

What inspired you to audition for the Red Energy Newcastle Knights Cheerleaders?

A large part of my childhood when I wasn’t at dance classes involved going to watch the football with my Dad. When I would go to these games as a little girl, I would be mesmerised by NRL cheerleaders. I auditioned to be a Red Energy Newcastle Knights Cheerleader to spread my love of dance, entertainment and passion for NRL to a new generation.

Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows?

A few people close to me know this, but I really hate baby corn. I love other corn varieties but have a phobia of baby corn!

What is your most recent completed tv series you’ve watched?

Stranger Things Season 3, lets hope there’s another season!

Who inspires you and why?

The gorgeous women I have in my life. Not only am I blessed with a beautiful mum, but I have some amazing, magnificent and strong female role models who are a part of my family. These women can battle anything thrown at them; they are all true warriors.

What do you enjoy most about being a Red Energy Newcastle Knights Cheerleader?

The atmosphere! Being a dancer my whole life there’s always been a thrill and excitement when performing for others. Being on a field in front of thousands of the most passionate sporting fans heightens every element of performing. There is no better feeling then walking from the field after a performance smiling with my gorgeous team knowing we danced our hearts out.