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FRESH PERSPECTIVE: Ruth Northey

It’s the return of…’FRESH PERSPECTIVE!’

Every month we’ll check in with one of our lovely new skaters and get their take on the weird and wonderful world of Roller Derby!

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Take it away Ruth Northey! <3

“I heard about roller derby through a Facebook post on a local community page recommending going to see an upcoming game, especially if you have girls because of the strong female role models in the sport! So I went along to watch with my daughters!

A couple of months later I met an RDL skater and they encouraged me to come along and try a session. I’ve never looked back since!
I’ve been skating for 2 1/2 months and am getting close to achieving all my grade 2 skills.

Roller derby has made a huge difference to my life. I’ve been a single parent for 7 years and roller derby has given me something to do for myself which is so important when you spend most of your time caring for kids or working. I’ve also struggled to find exercise which I enjoy and roller derby definitely gives me a good workout twice a week.

My favourite thing about roller derby is the support you get – it’s great to have that encouragement and feel like people really want you to be a part of the team.

In the short term id like to progress onto grade 3 and spend some time working on those skills. In the long term I’d love to be part of a team and share amazing roller derby experiences!”

We’ll be watching your progress Ruth! Well done!