The ongoing NFL cheerleading scandal took a turn Wednesday, when a New York Times report detailed a calendar photo shoot in Costa Rica, where Washington Redskins cheerleaders say they were required to pose topless in front of a group of invited sponsors and suite ticket holders. After the hour day, some of the women, who had been handpicked by sponsors, were ordered to escort them to a nightclub. The cheerleaders understood these dates to be mandatory and felt the team was “pimping us out. This report highlights a tension inherent in professional cheerleading: Teams use cheerleaders to sell sex appeal on the sidelines. These women will tell you they’re well aware of this and that they signed up for it. What they didn’t sign up for is the extracurricular ways their sexuality is used to entice sponsors and high rollers off the field. And without a union, there’s no leaguewide policy providing protections for their safety. Stephanie Jojokian, director of the Washington cheerleading squad, disputed the report. Team president Bruce Allen said Thursday that conversations with other cheerleaders contradict the details in the Times, but he promised “significant repercussions” if any wrongdoing is found.
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Instead the Storm are opting for a more “gritty street crew” and incorporating male dancers into the routine. Funnily enough, the Storm is actually ranked No. But the decision to scrap them is about “staying ahead” of the pack and the Storm is going to hold auditions on March 1 looking for male and female hip hop, street dancers, breakers and acrobatic performers. Cheerleaders, who still feature prominently in American sports, haven’t been a part of the AFL scene since the s when the Carlton Bluebirds and Sydney Swannettes were match-day fixtures.
A number of sports have moved away from the cheerleaders in recent times with Formula 1 axing its Grid Girls.
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The year-old from Prospect is in her third year as a cheerleader for the Panthers and is a finalist for the annual Big League Cheerleader of the Year Awards. Gilarte said the Panthers fans were always supportive of the cheerleaders and was now asking for them to vote for her as the winner. She will fight it out with St George Illawarra counterpart, known only as Steph, for the prestigious title.
Gilarte has always been into dancing, starting out at a school in Seven Hills when she was four years old.
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It contains clubs from the original Sydney club Rugby League competition, which had been running continuously since The NRL formed in the aftermath of the s’ Super League war as a joint partnership between the Australian governing body, the Australian Rugby League ARL and media giant News Corporation -controlled Super League ,  after both organisations ran premierships parallel to each other in The season culminates in the premiership-deciding game, the NRL Grand Final , traditionally one of Australia’s most popular sporting events  and one of the world’s largest attended sporting championship games [ citation needed ].
Following the introduction of a new format for interstate rugby league, the State of Origin series in , the decade of the s brought about expansion of the NSWRL premiership , with the introduction of commercial sponsorship, the Winfield Cup , and the addition of non-Sydney-based teams, Canberra and Illawarra in Following the season, Sydney foundation club Newtown Jets were ultimately forced to withdraw from the competition because of financial difficulties. Further expansion of the league followed in , with another three teams based outside Sydney introduced to the competition; the Newcastle Knights and the first two Queensland teams, the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast-Tweed Giants.
Ultimately this competition failed, but in its demise the National Rugby League was born, incorporating the traditional Sydney clubs, successfully coercing the Sydney market to follow the newly created national competition.
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Canberra have become the latest NRL club to remove cheerleaders from their match-day entertainment schedule. The Raiders have not renewed its contract with the external company which has provided cheerleaders for the past three years. Local school dancers will instead perform for Raiders’ fans at GIO Stadium as part of a dance competition during the season. It’s about 10 years since South Sydney co-owner Russell Crowe moved to replace his club’s cheerleaders with drummers to appease spectators who were “uncomfortable” with scantily-clad female dancers.
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Davis, a three-year veteran of the Saintsations cheerleading squad, posted a photo of herself on her private Instagram account wearing a lacy one-piece body outfit that was no more revealing than her cheerleading uniform. She was subsequently fired by the football team for violating its rules of conduct for cheerleaders. These rules seem to assume that the same NFL players that the cheerleaders energetically support all season, are dangerous predators that must be avoided at all costs off the field.
The league has a history of implementing lenient punishments that protect players, even when their behavior caused harm. Cheerleaders are required to block NFL players from following them on social media — even though there is no corresponding rule forbidding the players from seeking out squad members. Cheerleaders cannot go to restaurants where players are dining. And if the squad is at a restaurant and team members walk in, it is the cheerleaders who must leave.
Following her dismissal from the squad, Davis filed a discrimination complaint before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that the league permits two sets of rules: one for the female cheerleaders and another for the male NFL players. But the NFL cannot ignore its responsibility in promoting a system rife with double-standards. The league has a history of implementing lenient punishments that protect players , even when their behavior caused harm.
For example, a wide receiver who drove while intoxicated and crashed his car was not terminated; he was suspended for three games. A cornerback arrested for driving his Jaguar miles-per-hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone was not suspended and remained a part of the team. Other players have had suspensions — not firings — for violations of league substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs policies. And this is the same team where players and administrative personnel were suspended for operating a bounty system in which players were paid bonuses for hard hits and deliberately injuring opposing players.
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As pointed out by Peter Fitzsimons, the concept of cheerleaders at male dominated sports is antiquated and deeply sexist. And offensive to women. It does however beg the question why many, many women voluntarily participate in cheerleading. It also does not explain why my 8 and 10 year old nieces at a Dragons match last year were only interested in meeting the Flames — the Dragons cheer squad. But I can only vow to the wisdom of Peter Fitzsimons who in his article went on to mention that and now include that article content from this point.
There has been an interesting contretemps with the former captain of the Canterbury Bulldogs cheerleader squad Darcie McDonald — now a journalist with Big League — ripping into Russell Crowe of Souths and other NRL clubs who have done away with cheerleaders. I probably went for the first time as a newborn. So I can guarantee you it does not make children uncomfortable.
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A Queensland cheerleading group is going to dizzying heights to share the athleticism behind of one of Australia’s fastest growing sports. Modern-day cheerleading, otherwise known as all star cheerleading, differs from professional cheering often seen at sporting events. Athletes are thrown, flipped and spun in choreographed routines without a pom pom in sight.
The Queensland Cheer Elite, founded in Brisbane in , has more than members and continues to grow. Founder and coach Shannon Lester said all star cheerleading used high standards of athleticism. Ms Lester said the sport, imported from the United States, combined skills from various sporting fields. Fellow co-founder Emma Bart said the sport encouraged strength, teamwork and stamina. Erin Fordyce, who was part of the team which competed in the US, said cheerleading had never been about sexualising the athletes.
Although the sport has always leaned towards females, Ms Lester said boys often joined the club when they were young. The club will host an open day on Saturday from am. News Home. Print content Print with images and other media. Print text only. Print Cancel.