The one thing anyone considering roller derby must be warned about … it’s so addictive. I only started in November, and already I’ve bought my own skates! Whether it’s doing a few squats each day or practising your derby stance, there’s always something you can be doing at home, but either way you’ll be counting down the days until the next session.

I’m still not sure if I’m quite tough enough for the contact side of the sport, but with the way things are going, probably I’ll be a lot more confident as a skater and as a person by the time we learn those skills. I definitely think roller derby (and LBRG!!) are worth recommending because of the changes you’ll see in yourself – whatever your reason for trying it out, it’s an amazing chance to do something completely different to anything you’ve ever done before!