What was the biggest initial difficulty you faced when just starting out?
The only difficulty I found was to afford the kit to start, but now I have it, it’s full steam ahead!!
How have you gotten the word out about your new league?
My friends and family think I’m mad, but to be honest, that’s no surprise to them! We have been talking to everyone we meet and shouting from the rooftops about the team and the sport in general. We have posters up around town and had great feedback, also I am a devil on Facebook, I add everyone and send them messages promoting us.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt this month?
Probably the most important thing has been to make sure we all work as a team and communicate thoroughly. Deal with any issues that arise and listen to my derby sisters. I’m part of a strong team, not the leader!
And the most difficult and the best?
The most difficult thing has to be bloody T-stops, I still can’t do them properly; I prefer hocky stops or plows. The best thing? Amazing myself by doing speed trials: my lap time is 10.2 seconds a lap! Also, I love jumping over my derby-wife!
Finally, who’s up for next month?
It can’t be anyone else but my derby-wife. . . . .Black Death!!
In the past month, as well as starting this series on the blog, Nasty Nessies have continued to progress towards passing their mins, had the essential headshot photos taken, met more of the UK roller derby establishment when Rollin’ News’ Mr X visited, and gotten an article in the local press.
In a month’s time, we’ll return and see what they’ve gotten up to since.