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Throughout the season, The Western Weekender has been profiling the Penrith Panthers cheerleaders, and readers have been voting on their favourites each week. Now down to eight finalists it’s up to Panthers fans to pick the ultimate winner! Check out the video of Emily above and the seven other Cheerleader of the Year finalists – and vote for your favourite by sending an SMS to 19 19 18 with the name of your entry.

The victorious Cheerleader of the Year will win a $1,000 voucher from JB HiFI, 10x Hoyts Movie Tickets, a professional photo shoot and will be featured on the cover of The Western Weekender.

The winner will be announced September 7, our final home game against the Warriors.


Occupation: Beauty Therapist

Favourite Panther: Matt Moylan

If you could go on ANY reality show, which one would it be? ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

If you could take 3 things to a deserted island, what would you take and why? My favourite book to read, my iPod to listen to my favourite songs and my best friend to keep me company

Which celebrity would you like to take on a hot date? Zac Efron

What’s your favourite pig-out spot? Outback Steakhouse

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you whilst cheering/dancing? Forgetting the entire dance on stage because I started in the wrong spot, and falling over on multiple occasions

If you could morph into any animal, which would you chose and why? A lion so I can be king of the jungle!


Terms & Conditions

Entries close Thursday, September 4 at 11.59pm. SMS cost is a maximum of 55 cents per message.

The cheerleader with the most votes will be declared the winner. The judges’ decision is final.

Full terms and conditions are available from Western Weekender reception or by calling 4722 2998.

The Western Weekender is not responsible for any purported entries that are not received for any reason.

The Western Weekender is not responsible for technical issues or congestion relating to the SMS service.

The Western Weekender is not responsible for any injury or loss incurred as a result of a competition being won.

This competition is run by The Western Weekender and not Panthers Group or any of its subsidiaries.

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.