New skater testimonies
Why did you join Sheffield Steel Rollergirls?
"I wanted to get fitter, and it seemed like the most supportive, body positive, non-judgemental and fun thing to do" - Hex Ray
"I wanted to be a badass ;) Also I wanted to make friends outside of mummy life. I love that you guys aren't covered in baby sick" - Berry D'Alive
"To be honest, the movie Whip It. I looked online, was thrilled there was a team in Sheffield and joined up. After a large operation I wanted to get in shape and socialise at the same time. Best thing is my kick ass team mates who I love to bits, are so non-judgemental and the support is overwhelming, like a big fluffy blanket...with wheels, of course" - Rainbow Bash
What was your skating ability before joining?
"I went to two roller discos before I started, but that's about it. I could stand upright in skates but my technique was so awful that my back killed me after both times" - Hex Ray
"Very little ability, zero confidence, lots of determination" - Bunny Holly
"I did a few weeks with the Lincolnshire Bomber Roller Girls. Then didn't skate for 4 months. Could stand and sort of skate but that was it" - Iron Mermaiden
"I'd gone to about five or six roller discos in the last year, but never felt very confident or had my own pair of skates or anything" - Siren
What sport/exercise did you do before joining?
"A tiny bit of swimming and some hula hooping" - Hex Ray
"I'd not done any exercise in over a year before joining but just going to training has helped get me in pretty good shape" - Berry D'Alive
"A bit of kick boxing, some stuff at home" - Rainbow Bash
"I didn't do any sport or fitness. SSRG training helped me get loads fitter and also gave me confidence to try other fitness activities. Two years ago I did nothing, now I do skating and martial arts training" - Bunny Holly
"I hadn't done much exercise other than gym classes in the couple of years before I joined SSRG. Before that I used to play rugby" - Minnie Meltdown
Volunteering with Sheffield Steel Rollergirls
"I love volunteering with SSRG: I've planned events, managed social media and made my CV epic - Rogue, Engagement Lead