Elemen Teri’s NPT experience
I have been skating with the NPT guys since beginning of February. The first time I put skates on in nearly 12 years. I won’t lie I was terrified but now I could never imagine ever not skating. I’m totally hooked! Roller Derby is such an amazing sport with a real community sense.
I look forward to every practice and any opportunity to get my skates on. I feel so much stronger and fitter even though I’m not the typically fitness freak. It’s the one sort of exercise I can’t wait to get my sweat on!
The More and more I practice the more I improve. I don’t think you’ll ever know everything and can always keep improving. It’s such a sense of achievement every step you take and knowing your team mates are behind you is amazing.
I have made some lovely friends and to sound cheesy it’s a huge part of my life. I can’t wait to pass my minimum skills and bout with the team.
You can now book your place on our learn to skate course follow the link
The Rebel Rosa’s NPT experience
Women of Neath Port Talbot……Yes, you the gorgeous skinny minnie over there…..you the bootylicious big girl……you who hasn’t ever played a team sport……you fit girls looking for something new to get your teeth into……you younglings with all your enthusiasm for life………you mature women with all your wisdom……You NEED TO DISCOVER ROLLER DERBY!
I joined NPT roller derby in January this year. An unfit roundy woman fast approaching middle age I may be, and let’s be honest….I was terrified! But it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. Everyone made me so welcome and although I’m never going to be the best in the world, the time is fast approaching when I will be out there on the track with my team mates blocking the hell out of my opponents!
Roller derby brings a whole new spectrum of colour into my life. Anything that brings women of all ages and from all walks of life together without judgement or discrimination has to be a good thing right? And if that thing gets your heart pumping and calls for you to release all that aggression from inside of you in a very cool way…well, what more could you possibly want?
I know one thing for sure - roller derby will never be a fad. You know, when you start something and quickly get bored? Not gonna happen! Take the plunge, come and join us, know what it feels like to be part of a team and amaze yourself at what you can do.
Just be warned that it WILL change your life.
Photo left to right Jones, Hazel Hemlock, Bellzy Bubb, Elemen Teri, The Rebel Rosa, Hannah Bowden, Electro Aly, Hey Miky, Kayla Khaos, Professor Moriarty, V for Vrettos
Its been a very busy time, for us in NPT Roller Derby sorry we haven’t updated this in a while but here it goes all the things us guys and girls have been up to this last month or so, starting with the sports relief mile.
Myself, Diablo Jones, Carol and Flo the Impaler managed to raise a whopping £137.11 for sports relief running 8 miles between us. Was a great morning everyone did really well.
Come join us on the 25th Febuary at 3pm in the Academy to find out about Roller Derby in Neath and Port Talbot