I passed my minimum skills back in July and have since been busy getting as much scrimmage practice in as I can. I’ve skated with the Sheffield Steel Roller Girls, I’ve skated with the Liverpool Roller Birds and later this week I am skating with the Lincolnshire Bombers and also a mixed scrimmage type bootcamp at the weekend for newly passed girls with Rainy City Roller Girls.
Next weekend is the 25th September and Leicester’s Dolly Rockits are hosting another bout, Block The Casbah. They are playing against Newcastle Roller Girls, they is also a 2nd bout made up of B team players and those who have recently passed! This is where I come in……. I am playing in my first bout! eeeeek! Am I excited? Yes! Am i nervous? Yes! Ive got a whole heap of mixed emotions going on! I don’t want to let anyone down, I want to do my team proud, I want to do the Harlots proud, I want to be good and make myself proud and more importantly I want to win!
The B team bout is Bandits vs Bellydancers and I am playing on team Bellydancers! On my team I also have a fellow Harlot Joannasarus, this is also her first bout. We are up against the Bandits and another Harlot, my derby wife….Finn Furious!
Its going to be weird playing against Finn, we are usually on the same team but we are also very competitive and we both want to win! I am really looking forward to it and have been busy reading up on tactics, practicing, planning my boutfit. I dont think it will truly sink in until the morning of the bout, but I do know its going to be a day to remember.
So if you’re reading this as you have heard about the Harlots and haven’t seen any real life derby action yet, now is your chance! Get yourself down to Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5QG on Saturday 25th September, doors open at 13.30 and the first bout is at 2pm.
Wish me luck! COME ON TEAM BELLYDANCERS!