Published on November 9th, 2011 | by DerbyLife0
Meet Team Scotland: Betty GoGo
League Affiliation: Glasgow Roller Girls
Years Skating: It will be 5 years this April.
DL: What was your previous athletic background, if any?
BG: I participated in sports a lot at school; I loved track and field (all of it). I was the 800m and the Cross Country Champion for my year a few years running, I was therefore chosen to run at the county sports in these events. I was also in the school netball team. All of this was a very looong time ago though. Roller derby is this first sport I’ve been involved with seriously since then.
DL: Why did you want to be on Team Scotland?
BG: I see it as the pinnacle of my roller derby career; it’s probably the last and best chance for me to achieve something this great in terms of sport. It’s also a little bit of history in the making and it will be great to be a part of it.
DL: How did you feel when you found out you had made it as one of the final 20?
BG: I was on holiday at the time and got a text from the Coach…..First reaction…I burst out crying…2nd reaction, had a group hug and a dance with my friends.
DL: Which skater inspires you most, and why?
BG: That’s a hard question, there’s so many. Basically all the skaters who helped us out in the very beginning, all the London Roller Girls for a start. Ivanna S Pankin, Trish the Dish and lately Beater & Georgia W.Tush who just came to coach for us. All these women’s love and dedication to the sport is an inspiration.
DL: Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out?
BG: JUST DO IT!…you won’t be disappointed
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