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Published on November 14th, 2011 | by DerbyLife

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Meet Team Scotland: Marshall Lawless

Name: Marshall Lawless

League Affiliation: Glasgow Roller Girls

Years Skating: 1.5yrs

DL: What was your previous athletic background, if any?

ML: Nothing really since school. I played hockey at school, and did quite well at athletics until i was about 15 – then nothing until a few years ago. I was a bit pissed off at my weight and tried running – that lasted about 5 minutes, then tried 5 aside football which was fun but the group sort of disbanded.

DL: Why did you want to be on Team Scotland?

ML: I wanted to see how far I could go. I knew if I didn’t try out I would be disappointed. I don’t like the idea of looking back on my life and thinking “I wish I’d tried that”, or “I wish i tried harder”.

DL: How did you feel when you found out you had made it as one of the final 20?

ML: Very chuffed, very excited and very nervous!

DL: Which skater inspires you most, and why?

ML: There are so many for many different reasons. I choose Sarah McMillan from GRG, she encouraged me loads and gave me great advice when I was coming through rookies and joining the big girls. Keep working hard, keep pushing yourself, and training should be harder than the game.

DL: Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out?

ML: BEND YOUR KNEES! And remember it’s a team sport, you have to work well with others.

Learn more about Team Scotland on their website, or if you’re feeling charitable, help them get to the 2011 World Cup through their honeyfund!

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