So, you want to try out for main league?

Have you ever attempted to look like a roller derby pro in front of a panel from London Brawling? I have. It’s terrifying, but I survived.

I can still remember trying out for London Rollergirls main league. I’d overcome numerous hurdles from broken limbs to an innate inability to do any sport effectively by the time I had my chance to see if I could make the cut.

When the time rolled around I was hungry for the high level of competition and steep learning curve LRG promised and was scratching at the door, desperate for entry. I remember I struggled to keep down a power breakfast that morning and agonised over all the advice I’d been given by my friends, which seemed at once obvious and unfathomable.

Communicate…edges…dig…offer to jam even if you don’t want to…stick out (but not for the wrong reasons)…and so it went on.

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Our Derby Journey: From Rec to Main League

 

We are Amy (aka Captain Havoc) and Cami Gabriel, two of Batter C’s newest recruits. Both of us came through the awesome LRG Recreational League, which Cami came to having ice-skated for most of her life and Havoc transferred to after two years with Auld Reekie Roller Girls.

We both loved Rec, which caters to those players whose aim is to move into the travel teams, but also to those within LRG who want to play in a more relaxed, fun and non-competitive environment. We scrimmaged with and against other local leagues, as well as in themed Sur5als, intra-league bouts and regular fixtures against Batter C Power.  But both of us began to feel that we were keen for new challenges and decided to have a shot at trying out for Main League where we would be able to skate with Batter C Power, LRG’s team of rising stars!

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