Comets cheered on to success
MELINDA Siegmeier and Tracey Sweeney love the Central Comets so much they formed a cheer squad to inspire the team.
The Trinity Management partners said they thought it would be a great way to further their promotional model management business while helping the Comets ? and also have a bit of fun.
"We hope we can help them win a few games and help draw a larger crowd to their home games so the boys have a better opportunity to prove themselves this year,'' Miss Siegmeier said yesterday as the squad of seven girls strutted their stuff at Riverside Park in Rockhampton.
The Comets Cheerleaders will make their debut at this Saturday's game against Wynnum Seagulls at Browne Park, just before kick-off at 7.30pm.
The girls, who have been practising together for a couple of weeks said they were nervous and excited about performing on Saturday night.
"Most of the girls have performed in front of crowds before but we're really looking forward to it,'' Miss Sweeney said.
Comets CEO Jamie Boon said it was great the girls wanted to be involved again after starting out a couple of years ago as cheerleaders for The Cathedral College.
"We're more than happy to have them on board for the future, given their previous involvement,'' Mr Boon said.
"It's (rugby league) not just a sport any more, it's a business and it's more entertainment oriented and the girls provide a part of that package,'' he said.