Published on November 7th, 2011 | by DerbyLife0
Meet Team Scotland: Moxie Emerald
Name: Moxie Emerald
League Affiliation: Auld Reekie Roller Girls (ARRG) Edinburgh
Years Skating: 3 1/2 yrs
DL: What was your previous athletic background, if any?
ME: Ha! Very little… I played a lot of sports in school, but didn’t continue with any after.
DL: Why did you want to be on Team Scotland?
ME: To be a part of roller derby history! It’s just generally an amazing opportunity, I saw no reason to not want 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?
ME: Words cannot describe! Overwhelmed, ecstatic, patriotic, proud, terrified…. a whole range of emotions!
DL: Which skater inspires you most, and why?
ME: Tough question… there are so many. Each match you play, you find another skater that you admire something about. that’s what I love about this sport. you can pick and choose what you want to work on individually and as a team, and everyone contributes to your learning curve
DL: Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out?
ME: I guess just be realistic? It’s too easy to look at AMAZING skaters when you’re starting, and just think “I want to do that!” but it’s a very gradual process so don’t be too hard on yourself. Some people pick it up so quickly, others take a bit more time. Just keep your own goals in mind, and keep building on them to be the skater you want to be.
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