It’s September, and that means FRESH MEAT MONTH!
Yes, GCRD are inviting all potential new skaters for a taster on Saturday 17th September. It’s fun, it’s free, why not come and have a go?
In case you’re not convinced we’ve got these guys to tell you what they think as they come to the end of the Fresh Meat Course.
Each New Intake group at GCRD is split into two teams, and choose team names based on a theme. This session the theme was “Computer Games” and our Freshies became the “Super Smash Hoes” and the “Wreck it Rollers”.
This week we asked the Wreck it Rollers a few questions on how they’ve been finding the course as they get ready for their upcoming Graduation Scrim.
Here’s what Kim Reaper, Capsblock, Sweedy Gonzales, Freckled Frenzy and Chelseasmile had to say.
What is your favourite thing about Derby?
The bant! All the girls, the company and all the fun and laughter that comes with the sport. - Freckled Frenzy
How encouraging and inclusive everyone is, regardless of your skill level everyone is made to feel like they are a part of the club. Plus it's exciting! - Victory Rolls
Team spirit and all the awesome people. - Sweedy Gonzales
The sisterhood! No seriously, sports + feminism = <3 - Capsblock
It’s something that I do for myself (away from my kids!) that’s heaps of fun and a great workout! - Kim Reaper
There’s such a family community! It’s a great way to exercise! I’m so much stronger and confident since starting Derby! I’m learning to love myself because of it! - Chelseasmile
What has been your biggest challenge?
Late nights and keeping going when it feels like you’re failing. - Sweedy Gonzales
27 in 5!! (skating 27 laps in 5 minutes) And jumps but amazingly I’ve passed both this session! - Chelseasmile
Clockwise transitions (turning from skating forwards to skating backwards) were tricky, but after lots of practise I got it! - Kim Reaper
Speed, it still scares me but I’m getting there. - Freckled Frenzy
Skillwise, 27 in 5. Mental toughness wise, letting myself find “my” pace of learning. - Capsblock
Taking a hit for the first time, but then I realised that I love it! - Victory Rolls
What is your goal / aim for next session?
I’m moving back to Australia soon but I will definitely continue with derby! - Kim Reaper
Add another 0.5 lap to my 27 in 5. - Capsblock
27 in 5! - Freckled Frenzy
Not get too many penalties during Grad Scrim. - Sweedy Gonzales
Pass my backwards skating! It’s the only thing left on mins! And progress well enough for Tuesday training! - Chelseasmile
To be more confident at backwards skating and get my head around backwards crossovers. I have a bit of a mental block with where I should put my feet. - Victory Rolls
Next time we find out how the Super Smash Hoes have been getting on!