Stars On The Rise 2014 – Nottingham RollerGirls

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Updated: February 3, 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 North East Division, Nottingham Roller Girls!

How was 2013?

We more than doubled our membership and more recently merged financially with our brothers Super Smash Brollers, so we really have gone from strength to strength.

Despite having formed three years previously, 2013 was the first year in which we could field a roster made up entirely of NRG players and, all in all, results were positive with a 75% success rate. Having said this, there is still a general feeling that we never quite reached our full potential; with this in mind, we’re focused and ready to bring everything we’ve got to the Series.

Jammer To Watch – Damndrea

Damndrea

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Watching Damndrea’s improvement over the past year has been very exciting. Since our co-ed tournament in January 2013, her confidence has been going from strength to strength; she takes direction from the coaches, is physically fit and has developed a well rounded understanding of the game. All this at the tender age of twenty two!

Blocker To Watch – Hell n Back

Hell n Back

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It has got to be our ‘blammer’ Hell n Back; no stranger to 20+ point jams, we’d stick the jammer panty on her more often but for the fact that she’s formidable in a wall. She’s also got experience and technical ability and we can’t wait to unleash her into Heartland.

Rookie To Watch – Dellar Artois / Huntress / Pennytrate

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With Dellar Artois and Pennytrate holding their own in their debut games, this one’s probably too close to call. Our recent try outs also saw a few others make it up to advanced sessions and Huntress is still waiting patiently in the wings to prove her worth; they’re definitely all keeping the veterans on their toes.

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

We’re really looking forward to that support network that the organisation can bring; it takes the pressure off a league having to organise all the fixtures themselves and our officials are really excited to share ideas and learn from those with more experience; of course it also adds a new dynamic to the game when there’s a title to play for as well.

From the bout team’s perspective, Jammie Dodger, Notts O’Gentle and Owl have all put hours into our training so our greatest hope is that we can be the team they know we can be.