Saturday, 11 May 2013
Bath Roller Girls Training Session and Informal Scrim 11th May 2013
Another 3 hour Saturday training session but at least we didn’t have to get up at dawn, unlike the Bath Roller Derby girls who were paying us a visit today for a Mumbles training session and an informal scrim.
Even though informal it was actually a bit daunting to see all the Bath ladies appear in their brand new yellow tops and blue shorts, their kit looks awesome, and compliments ours well too!
It was great to see we Screamers had almost a full team of able skaters today, always takes a bit of pressure off everyone, even though it was just a friendly.
So for two hours we were put through our paces by Mumbles, working us hard on agility, drills, stamina and a little bit of fun thrown in here and there. Paceline work was brilliant with so many skaters as well as being an ideal time to get to know everyone and every skater worked and sweated hard.
The third hour was scrim time, a basic scrim as we were short of refs, but everybody mucked in and skated hard and played really well. Both teams were just as determined to play to their best and it was a hard-fought game. We really love those Bath girls, another new team like us, so we have a lot in common and always enjoy getting together with them.
After the scrim it was of course cake time, with some gorgeous Devon Clotted Screamers cupcakes, complete with our logo and glitter. We certainly all love cake on this team and it’s amazing what we’ll put ourselves through for a nice piece of cake and a cup of tea. And then a sambucca or two………..
The tough two hour training session didn’t put the Bath girls off us as the Screamers were invited to pay a return visit to Bath for a closed scrim on 14th July 2013.
Words: Coxy & I know it 000h.