Stars On The Rise 2014 – Bedfordshire RollerGirls

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Updated: February 20, 2014
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We’re profiling all of the teams that will be competing in the Heartland Series 2014. We’ve asked them to highlight the skaters hoping to make an impression in the Series and tell us a bit about themselves, to introduce our new teams and welcome back our friends from 2013. Today’s stars, the hosts of the opening bout of the South East Division and one of the End Of The World Series founder members, Bedfordshire RollerGirls!

How was 2013?

The Heartland Series 2013 provided our A Team with some incredible bouting experience, from which we learned more about ourselves, our team and our sport than we had imagined. We laughed, we cried, we celebrated, we commiserated, we welcomed new skaters, we nursed injured skaters and we finished on an amazing high, with our final bout resulting in our first win of the series. We were left wanting more…

Jammer To Watch – Kookiekat

Kookiekat

Photography by Poladroid

Kookiekat was a welcome and new addition to roller derby and Bedfordshire Roller Girls in 2013. She made meteoric progress, passing basic skills in record time and was soon scrimming at every possible opportunity. She quickly earned her place on our A Team roster and really got herself noticed jamming in the Heartland Series 2013. She breaks through packs using sheer determination and dogged will. We are super excited to watch her jam and progress this year in the 2014 Heartland Series.

Blocker To Watch – Yoho

Yoho

Photography by Poladroid

Yoho made her A Team debut for Bedfordshire Roller Girls in 2013 which she ended on a high, captaining us to a win in our final bout of the Heartland Series. Yoho’s understanding of the game and rules, plus her strategic approach, ensure that she is a derby force to be reckoned with. Combined with her consistently increasing blocking skills she is our ‘Blocker To Watch’ for 2014. If lucky, you may even be treated to a glimpse of her jamming skills!

Rookies To Watch – Glen Koko, Screw Luce and T Sharp

Rookies

Photography by Daz Wilson

Our trio of 2013 newbies have worked together so consistently that it is hard to separate them in terms of potential, and so we haven’t! Glen Koko, Screw Luce and T Sharp will be making their A Team debuts with us in the 2014 Heartland Series and we cannot wait to bout with them. They combine a range of awesome, nippy jamming, solid blocking and effective teamwork skills. All are welcome additions to Bedfordshire Roller Girls.

What are your hopes and goals for the Heartland Series in 2014?

At Bedfordshire Roller Girls, we have been working really hard at recruiting and nurturing new skaters. Our training is more purposeful than ever and our team spirit is at an all time high. We hope to convey all of this in our performances in the Heartland Series 2014, employing more tactical, strategic and skillful derby than ever! We are super excited about the growth of the tournament and incredibly proud to be involved!