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Diary of a Fresh Meat – The Final Chapter

So I have passed my minimum skills and I have very mixed feelings about this. Firstly, as I scrimmed with the Big Girls and took part in a Cherry Popper the following week, I am very grateful to all my

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Diary of a Fresh Meat – Episode Six

So my Fresh meat days are nearly over. Because I’m kind of obsessive I counted how many different ‘sign offs’ you need for your WFTDA minimum skills (not including 27 in 5). This totals 219 in total (73 skills to

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Diary of a Fresh Meat – Episode Five

Yesterday was my eight month Derbyversary. This comes after a fantastic practise on Saturday where I got three PB’s and felt like I played well at Daisy (despite the penalty – oops!). Followed by an evening of alcohol with many

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Diary of a Fresh Meat; Episode Four

This Saturday, the 5th September 2015, it’s our Fresh Meat Day at Birmingham Blitz Dames and having joined during February’s Fresh Meat Day, it’s quite a shock when I look at how far I’ve progressed. The Dames have a very

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Diary of a Fresh Meat – Episode Three

So I’ve been skating now for four months. I feel more confident on wheels and am learning new skills such as crossovers, transitions,  and lateral moves. All of these seem completely out of reach until I realise that I’m doing them. Okay

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