It could shock you who the actual identities behind a few of your favourite derby personalities are. The women who make up the Silicon Valley Curler Ladies are similar to the women of another derby crew, an eclectic combine of girls from many backgrounds and professions. SVRG is made up of lecturers, moms, health trainers, company workers and extra. They’re the girls-next-door by day and hard-hitting derby girls by night time. Nonetheless one of many greatest attracts to this sport, which has seen an enormous rebirth prior to now few years, is not the draw of derby stardom or the assured hard-hitting motion. For a lot of ladies, one of many foremost causes they be part of curler derby is for the comradery of crew play.
I do know that that is very true for me. After a tough determination to maneuver again to my hometown within the Bay Space, I used to be actually down about being away from all of my pals that I left behind in New Orleans. I needed to do one thing the place I would meet folks, particularly ladies, that I might really like, and after taking part in sports activities nearly my total life, I actually missed the enjoyable and comradery of crew play. I had toyed with the thought of becoming a member of a derby crew whereas dwelling out within the Large Straightforward, however I by no means actually discovered the time. My transferring blues have been swiftly alleviated once I attended my first curler derby apply with SVRG on the finish of March. Three months later, I can nonetheless say that among the best issues about my determination to hitch derby is the truth that I’m as soon as once more aside of a crew. I like the sensation of being part of one thing greater than myself, and if you be part of derby, you be part of your league and also you be part of Girls’s All Flat Observe Derby, the reigning nationwide regulator of the game.
Along with spending time with teammates at apply, most curler derby girls are concerned in derby extra-curriculars like league conferences, fundraisers, craft nights, group service and extra. Quickly, the ladies of SVRG might be doing group service at Glad Hallow, a park and zoo in San Jose, California. Lately after a lot planning and laborious work, we just lately raised $1,400 at a mud wrestling fundraiser. Promoting merchandise, raffle tickets, the chance to see derby ladies mud wrestling and spankings, the proceeds will go in the direction of our first residence turf bout throughout Labor Day weekend.
All of those occasions are the results of the ladies of SVRG working laborious to maintain the dream of derby within the Silicon Valley alive. Working collectively to placed on all these numerous occasions brings the crew nearer. Derby girls do have the will to knock some ladies round on the rink, however what makes an incredible derby crew is the closeness that comes from all of the work they do collectively off the rink.