This week’s Player of the Week is a skater who joined a few fresh meat classes ago and has come SO FAR. We couldn’t be prouder of April!
1) Derby name? April Reigns
2) Favorite position? Although I am not the best at it yet, but I think jamming is my favorite position. The feeling of scoring points and being able to call off a jam is awesome.
3) What’s derby taught you? Derby has taught me that it’s okay to be different. Everyone comes from different backgrounds, we all have different styles, but we all love the same thing. Oh, and we’re all very tough women
4) What do you do when you’re not at derby? When I’m not at derby, I’m either in class at Becker College, or I’m working at my part time job at Panera Bread. If I’m not doing either of those, then I try and spend some time with my boyfriend, Dana. (Editor’s Note: Ugh, you’re adorable.)
5) What advice would you give to people considering giving derby a try? My advice is if you are slightly interested in joining a derby team, JUST GO FOR IT! I was a little skeptical in doing this alone, without a friend, but I needed something. I needed to feel a part of something. I’m a commuter so I don’t have many friends outside school and work, but joining this group was the best thing I ever did. Everyone is so kind and caring and if that is what someone is searching for, then they need to try out Derby.
We totally agree; check out our Facebook page for info on when our next fresh meat class is starting!