Remember last year I took up Roller Derby?

Well after a year as a Norfolk Brawd I finally passed my Minimum Skills test and am a fully fledged team member, just waiting for my first proper Roller Derby bout. I’m really proud with what I’ve achieved in the last year, though I have a long way to go before I’m as awesome as our current A Team.

If you’ve never seen Roller Derby, and you fancy giving it a try, then you can come and see my team The Norfolk Brawds in action on 12th July. It’s a South East regional heat for Europes largest interleague Roller Derby tournament, the Heartland Series. Hence why I am not playing. The people who will be playing, however, will be showing off some proper skilled Roller Derby, and are really worth watching!

Photo by Tom Gordon

Photo by Tom Gordon

I apologise to those of you who live a million miles away, for todays post is not really for you, but I’m sure you’ll be cheering us along in spirit, and I will, of course, be back to tell you how we got on afterwards!

If you’re Norwich based, or fancy a trip (it’s a lovely place!) then the bout is at UEA Sportspark. There’s a full bar and hot snacks to buy during the day, plus activities for children (who get in free with an adult) a shopping area with some exciting stalls selling clothes, accessories and art among other things, plus a pretty awesome raffle featuring prizes from Eclectic Eccentricity, Golden Unicorn and Pin Pin Finds among others!

My job is organising the merch stalls in the morning, but I plan to spend the day drinking beer in the crowd as a spectator at this one, so come along and say Hi if you’re coming! I’ll even explain the rules to you if you want!

Tickets are £7 and can be booked here

I hope to see some of you there!