“My sweat has sweat on it!” .That was my status last night after training! It amazes me what my S.W.A.T girls are capable of and there is something that blows my mind at every session.
So as you can see, I am finally back on my skates after my tooth catastrophe!…and I love it!
My first session back was a couple of weeks ago now. It was a light one and I had the pleasure of being Smousey, our Fresh Meat coach for S.W.A.T’s, demo model for our new Fresh Meaties! This was a lot of fun and I finally got to meet everyone who had taken the fabulous leap into the world of Derby. This session was the Freshies first proper training session and I was Smousey. Debbie Mcgee to her Paul Daniels! I wanted to wear more glitter but … Read More »
Well I can’t say that this week hasn’t been challenging so I can see why blog number 13 may be a bit of an interesting one…. Lucky for some!
The tooth problems? ……….well they continued ………along with a sickness bug, a headache, earache, exposed nerves in my jaw from where they took the tooth (from a traumatic extraction they called it..no kidding!) This led to a 7th emergency visit to the Dentist and to top it all off a sore throat! This was all mashed up with a pinch of a car crash where someone drove right into me on the way to Fresh Meat, stopping me getting there!
Needless to say I felt like the Gods were against me slightly in my quest to get back to skating! It’s been tough, really tough, but I’ll say it again, when something takes … Read More »
What to do when you write a weekly blog and you’re poorly? Last Friday was looming and all I could think of was (amongst another mountain of things) how am I going to write my blog and even if I do what am I going to write about? Needless to say, I couldn’t, didn’t and went on to have a very poorly week.
Roll on this Friday. It’s a bit silly as I am writing most of the time about the past, about my time as a rookie, but when I do skate in the week it almost aids me and inspires my writing. Last week I was so poorly I just couldn’t. What’s wrong with me you ask? It’s a tooth thing. Abscess so the pain takes over your world!!!!!
I have had to go back to the dentist today for … Read More »
Saturday went very well! Couldn’t go any better really as my team S.W.A.T won! The main bout was a joy to behold as ‘The Big Girls’ played with skill and passion and all us Fresh Meat graduates became ever so more slightly in love with our team and the game!
I sat in my fav position, a suicide seat and took my trusty camera. I wasn’t going to take many shots but my passion took over and I couldn’t help myself! Here are some shots that document some fun and frivolity that happened on the track, yet also shows the dedicated strength and perseverance on the faces of all the girls that played. Good game SRT!
So how did my first bout go? I LOVED IT! Every second of it from the arrival, … Read More »
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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 »
Teams are popping up everywhere and the passion for Derby is getting stronger. It seems to be the sport that everyone wants to get involved with.
I know the Olympics are cool and all that, but it’s not a patch on Roller Derby. After all DERBY RULES!!!!
There are some great teams out there and the Cork City Firebirds are no exception. It’s almost a year since they began (where has that time gone?) and to celebrate this occasion they are hosting the European Premier of the Derby Baby! documentary.
Happy first birthday awesome people of Cork City Firebirds!!!
If you want to be part of the celebrations and check out what they are doing you can find out more information here:
So why am I sharing this with you? Well, … Read More »
Derby Team: Varsity Brawlers (LADD Home Team) LA Ri-ettes (LADD All Star Team)
Occupation: Contracts Administrator
How long have you been skating? Just over 3 years
Why did you get involved in roller derby? Because I’ve always loved sports and there really isn’t that much out there for women to play in anymore. Not past college at least. Intraleague sports were just not competitive or strict enough for me and this provided the perfect balance.
How often do you practice? 3 – 4 times a week
What pads do you use? 187 wrist guards and elbow pads, Skabb knee pads.
What helmet do you use? S One skate helmet – they are our sponsor
What skates do you use? Riedell 965’s with a reactor plate.
Where did your derby name come from? My real name is Laci and I liked … Read More »