By granitecityrollerderby, Jul 26 2018 01:58PM
This Saturday (28th July) sees a double header at home for GCRD.
The second game of the day will see the GCRD Northern Fights take on Vagine Regime. You can find an interview with their captains here
The first game will see GCRD's Fight Hawks take on DRD's Bonnie Colliders, and with it the return of a skater who has been with GCRD before it was GCRD!
Yes, we are super excited to welcome #08 Ruby Riot back on track!
Here's what she had to say before her first game back.
What is your Derby name and number?
Ruby Riot or Roobs, 08
How long have you been skating?
On and off since about 2007, back in the days of the Aberdeen Aces and car park skating!
What has it been like coming back to skating after your break?
It's simultaneously wonderful and terrifying. So much as changed while I've been off and so many people have left it feels like coming home but not knowing anyone who lives there. I'm very happy to be back though, enjoying training and excited about getting on track with the team.
What is your favourite position on track and why?
I like being a brace in a wall. Some people might tell you that I'm loud, I prefer to say that I'm an effective communicator so I feel thats where my talents are best used! Also enjoy being an offence and making opportunities for my jammer.
What are your strengths on track?
Erm, I'm loud?
What do you find challenging?
Being jukey as a jammer is a personal hurdle. I am pure blammer, if I can't brute force my way through something then I'm scuppered!
How are you feeling about your first game back?
For the first time in a long time I have the excited tummy bubbles about a game. I'll probably do several nervous poops on the day but overall I can't wait. More so because it'll be the first time my son has seen me skate since he's been old enough to understand (my last game was when he was 6 months old, he's now nearly 3).
We can't wait to see (and hear!) Roobs back on track.
Catch all the action on Saturday 28th July at the Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen. Doors open at 12.30.