Imogene

NAME: Imogene

HOMETOWN: Maitland

TENURE: 3

OCCUPATION/EDUCATION: Disability Support Worker/AIN

“The noblest art is that of making others happy” ~ P.T.Barnum

BIOGRAPHY

Who is your favourite nib Newcastle Knights player?

Sione Mata'utia- I love the charity work he and his brothers do with their foundation

What is your go to workout?

A great dance class

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

The ability to heal

What is number 1 on your current playlist?

Usually something from a musical or stage show soundtrack

Name your dream holiday destination.

I would love to visit New York again but I don't think I could ever choose just one destination. There's so many incredible places I'd love to go.

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

I wanted to do something to build my confidence. I have had many opportunities to perform in the past but nothing quite like this. It was very outside of my comfort zone which I found quite challenging and exciting. The game days bring so much joy to my life and I've gained lifelong friends along the way.

Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows?

I played the violin for many years

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

Call the Midwife

Who inspires you and why?

For as long as I can remember I have been inspired by Dr Seuss. My bedroom was always plastered with his quotes and I adore the whimsy he created in his books. I was always inspired by his beliefs in hard work and dreaming big. He believed in individuality and staying true to yourself. I love his focus on imagination and the magic created throughout childhood. It’s really pushed be creative and become the person I am today. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

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

I love the support network and relationships that I have built. The game days and experiences with fans would not be what they are without the incredible girls I have come to know and love. I am privileged to be a part of a group of so many inspiring women that work hard for everything they have. The work ethic amongst the group is admirable and the girls are all overwhelmingly supportive. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in our lives, we all have each other.