What a difference a weekend makes. As mentioned in previous blogs and many, many excited dolly social media updates, DRR’s travel team have improved our ranking 10 places in the space of 2 games, rising from #53 in Europe to #43. It goes without saying that this is a huge achievement and one that every member of the league feels a huge amount of pride from. This result means that we are now ranked directly below Croydon Roller Derby who we will be taking on in our next bout, and being so close has fueled the teams hunger for a win all the more. Put simply the team is on a massive high right now, working together and seeing fantastic results.
It would be very easy and slightly naive to look only at the results and not the journey taken to get there. This is of course not the result of one weekend, but the hours upon hours the team dedicates to training, down to the blood, sweat and many tears from our skaters and down to channeling frustration, upset and hurt and turning it into something better, something stronger. It’s no secret DRR have gone through a lot of struggles the past year and through hard times we have gained strength which has moulded us into a team of hard fighting, strong and determined women and when you put 20 of them together, there’s not a whole lot you can do to stop them. The team works tirelessly. The unparallelled effort put in by every single member of the team is truly inspiring, I have never seen a team work so hard to achieve their goals, it’s amazing, they’re amazing.
What we’ve learned most recently is that there is nothing we are incapable of when we work together. Our team is incredibly supportive and each of us work to motivate and inspire each other, which makes us so close knit on track. We attack every challenge with enthusiasm and energy, which is clear to see even by our opposition with Gent Go Go Dolls commenting on our “fantastic team spirit” It onwards and upwards from here on out for DRR and I for one am excited to see what we can achieve next.
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