Renee: My Time as a Bulldogs Cheerleader
When I was a young dancer I always dreamed of becoming a cheerleader for the Bulldogs. As a Belmore local I have always supported the Bulldogs and when my dance school began performing during half time at the games it was like a dream come true. At the time I was too young to be a cheerleader but the older girls’ passion, talent and ambition inspired me to pursue my goal. After years of junior cheerleading and dancing at the games the day came for my first audition. It was a success and I officially became a Bulldogs cheerleader.
I have learnt many things during my years as a cheerleader and ambassador for the Bulldogs. Being a cheerleader you are not only cheering passionately on the sidelines. There are many other components of our role that are very important. We are role models who must set a positive example for those around us, especially our younger fans. We must also have respect towards others, be reliable, patient, creative and most importantly show a great pride in our team and community. We are constantly leading the crowd and encouraging people to cheer for the Bulldogs.
Throughout the years many things have changed including our title, roles and responsibilities but the one thing that has never changed is our passion and support for our team.
The 2015 season has started off as a success with the Bulldogs winning against the Eels in the Bandage Bear Cup 32-12. The atmosphere was amazing. We welcomed many beautiful new faces to the squad and some familiar faces are back again with us this season. We also got to show off our fantastic new uniforms. It was great to be back interacting with the fans and hearing their positive feedback about our new look. The girls are very excited to be dancing and cheering on the sidelines again and look forward to a big half time performance at the next home game against The Rabbitohs.
Hope to see all there! #PHIREUP