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NAME: Ali­cia ‘‘Ace-Sassin’’ Rowe CLUB: Dou­glas Derby Di­vas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

Why roller derby? I al­ways loved roller skat­ing as a kid and was look­ing for a team sport to play. Roller Derby looked like it would be fun. Do you have to have skat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to join a roller derby team? No, any­one can play as long as you can have a laugh and not take yourself too se­ri­ously. What is the best thing about derby? Be­ing part of an awe­some team of women and hav­ing fun whilst keep­ing fit and the feel­ing of be­ing a kid again on 8 wheels. What is the worst thing? When you have a big stack and the amount of squats we have to do at train­ing. What does a stan­dard train­ing ses­sion en­tail? Skat­ing drills, and lots of core fit­ness ex­er­cises, learn­ing to stop quickly and work­ing on your speed. Oh and we are also learn­ing the rules. What are your team mem­bers like? AWE­SOME! Fun lov­ing, out­go­ing, en­er­getic and full of rat­bags! Tell us a lit­tle about your al­ter-ego Ace-Sassin? Ace-Sassin is my naughty side. She is very cheeky and a lit­tle bit rough around the edges and very bois­ter­ous. Most em­bar­rass­ing mo­ment on the track? None yet but I’m sure there is plenty to come. Watch this space. Favourite team mate? There are no favourites in our team - ev­ery­one is awe­some! What’s the team like? A bit like my al­ter-ego with some added mis­chievous­ness. Why should women con­sider tak­ing up derby with the Di­vas? It is the fastest grow­ing women’s sport in the world and ex­tremely lib­er­at­ing to play. ‘‘Why not?’’ should be the ques­tion! How long un­til you think the Di­vas will be com­pet­ing? Hope­fully we will be bout­ing within 6 months but we have lots to learn ad also all need to pass our min­i­mum re­quire­ments be­fore we can bout but when we do look out, as we will be fierce.

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