Looking back, rolling forward – bring it on 2016!

London Rollergirls Brawling All-Stars vs Rose City Wheels of Justice, Swindon Futsal Arena, August 8th 2015. Photograph courtesy of Graeme Willets

A new year means different things to different people. For some it’s the clean slate they’ve been waiting for, while for others it’s a time to look back and reflect on the year gone by. For me it’s the time I put away the Quality Streets (damn you strawberry creams!) and get back to real life. One of the best parts of that is roller derby. I play for London Rollergirls’ Brawl Saints and Batter C Power.

This year I’ve set myself some personal goals, and my roller derby goal is to really enjoy playing. It seems obvious to enjoy the sport I love (which I truly do) but sometimes when competition for roster spots is on, or that last training session of the week is looming (and it’s still bloody raining!) I can lose sight of that for a moment. So as I prepare for a season of working my arse off I’m going to remember to make sure I maximise the fun amongst all the hard work.

I’m so excited about the year ahead for London Rollergirls, and to share some of the awesome stuff we’ve got going on, but before I get to that let’s have a little reminisce. (more…)

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