Prue makes the final eight in cheerleading competition

SHE'S the sparkle and glam behind the Cowboys' push for a finals berth, but now cheerleader Prue Clark has her own finals campaign to worry about. 

Former Maryborough resident and Cowboys cheerleader Prue Clark.
Former Maryborough resident and Cowboys cheerleader Prue Clark. Michael Chambers

Born in Maryborough, but now calling Townsville home, the 24-year-old is chasing the crown of Big League Cheerleader of the Year after earning a spot in the final eight.

"It was really exciting for me," she said.

"It sort of feels like it has been years in the making.

"To finally achieve something like this is really nice and it's good to know that all the effort over the years has gone to something."

Behind the pom poms there is more than meets the eye.

Two years ago, she obtained a degree in physiotherapy and now works as a physiotherapist at the Cerebral Palsy League.

But her greatest passion remains cheerleading.

Clark (pictured) first started cheering for her school Fraser Coast Anglican College when she was in Year 8.

As part of her school's team, she got to perform at the 2004 NRL grand final and has been working the sidelines at Cowboys games the past five seasons.

"It's an awesome job," Clark said.

"You're right in there with the action and all the girls love watching the NRL."

As for her chances of winning, she said: "I don't know. I'm just pretty happy to make the final.

"Anything can happen.

"All I can do is hope for the best."

How to vote: Prue Clark needs your help to win the Big League Cheerleader of the Year competition. To vote for Prue, text 'PRUE' to 1999 2220 *SMS costs 55 cents (incl. GST) Voting closes at 11.59pm on Monday.  



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