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Ever fancied playing Roller Derby? Well now’s your chance! Fierce Valley Roller Girls are inviting all over 18s to come along for their next Fresh Meat intake on Sunday 6th November at 11am in Bo’ness Recreation Center.

The PR team have set up a Facebook event to keep you up to date with dates and times, but if you’re interested in coming along, please fill out the registration form on our website. On the day, you will be buddied up with an experienced skater and get to share their kit, including skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards and helmet; we do insist that you bring your own mouthguard (for safety and hygiene!) – Sports Direct offer a selection for under £5.

It’s important to state that the Fresh Meat day is not a try out! It’s more of a taster session to let you see what it takes to become a roller girl so you can make a fair decision if you want to stick with it or not. The Fresh Meat training programme will cover the basic, but none-the-less important, techniques like stopping and falling safely. I put together an article with some FAQs that my friends who were considering taking up roller derby had asked me – chances are that these will be similar to what you’re thinking so why not have a wee peek?

And my parting advice to you if you’re  coming along? Wear something comfortable that you won’t get too hot in and bring lots of water. You will get purple and sweaty but so will everyone else, so no need to get self-conscious!

See you there! xx