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Tomorrow is 15th September 2012 and I am about to play in my first Roller Derby bout as a Fairy!!!! (yes the silver comment in my last blog gave the game away away a bit) I will be up against a team of Scaries, in the warm up bout for SRT (Severn Roller Torrent) Vs S.W.A.T (South West Angels Of Terror)
My opening exclamation sums up how I am feeling! I’m sitting here racking my brain trying to think back to the beginning so I can tell you about my Fresh Meat experiences but today its hard to remember as all I can think about is tomorrow. It’s such a life encompassing, exhilarating and exciting experience and it has been since I was picked for the team. I’ve found it hard not to think … Read More »
I had just watched my first ever Roller Derby training session and it filled me with joy, hope and so much excitement and I felt I could almost explode!
The next day I visited my Mum who I’ve mentioned previously was battling with Cancer (at this time she was in the throws of first stages of Chemo) I gabbled on like an excited 5 year old about Gummy Worms in helmets, girls running in pink skates on their toe-stops and the overriding smell that wafted out of bags which made everyone fall about in fits of laughter! (an Uggggggggghhhhhh on the Smellometer! See my last blog!)
The fabulous thing was, not only did Derby have the ability to lighten my day, it was now filtering into my families lives too. The stories and activities I had experienced on that first … Read More »
Picking a skate name is the hardest part of this sport. – STEFCON 1 #w00t
For a while now we have been seeing loads of posts on Facebook and Yahoo! Answers ,asking for ideas on Roller Derby names. Picking a good name is a time consuming job and may well drive you madder than Mrs Mad from Madfordshire!!
Although this is a great source of stress for many skaters this opportunity should be embraced. It’s a great chance to reinvent yourself and become the sinister person that you have always wanted to be.
I spent Weeks of hell coming up with my name as every other derby girl. Looking at everything and trying to turn it into something witty – Madame Whipcrash
After conducting LOADS of research interviewing the derby community, everyone gave advice about picking the right name for themselves. So this is … Read More »
So, we’ve established that I LOVE skating and have done for many years.
Cool skinny jeans, Not so cool haircut!
Now it’s time to tell you where it’s taken me recently. Little did I know on that fateful morning when I discovered S.W.A.T (The South West Angels of Terror) on Google, it was to take my life in a new direction. Even I didn’t know the magnitude of the impact it would have on my life. Not only was there an impact but a spectacular explosion that sprouted fireworks, stars, whizzes, bangs and all things bright, positive and sparkly!
So now I have found them, what am I going to do about it???? The thought filled me with excitement but mostly fear. What do I do? How do I do it? Who do I contact? And above all what do I … Read More »
As you know we love all things derby and we LOVE to share all things derby.
Not everyone gets our passion but here’s your chance!
The awesome Liverpool Roller Birds are holding an open evening so people like you (and your friends) can see why Roller Derby is so awesome!
There are limited spaces available so you will need to get your name down on the list ASAP.
But when is it happening?
22nd August 2012, 7.30-10pm in anticipation of their next intake of skaters on the 13th September 2012.
Where is it?
More details can be found here:
This is a completely free event though numbers will be limited so to register your attendance, please fill in this form and we’ll be in contact with the venue.
If you can’t wait until then. If you need your fix of roller derby before the … Read More »
When someone approaches you to write a blog, on something that has become the biggest thing in your life… in less than 5 months, my reaction was quite simply to nearly explode with excitement!
Then I realised I had to actually start writing it…………where to start!? Well I decided, at the beginning might be good!
It was my Birthday, March 11th 2012. I woke up with the joys of Spring about to enjoy a Chips and Builders Tea brunch on the seafront (no doubt with the seagulls sharing) with some of my closest friends. That morning something else happened to me. I discovered S.W.A.T on google.
I’d been skating outside for years because of my passion for roller skating and have done since I was 6 years old. We moved from a … Read More »