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Barnsley Roller Derby Team Starts Training

Friday September 7 2012


Deana Airey, Molly Charlesworth and Joanne Creasley at YMCA Deana Airey, Molly Charlesworth and Joanne Creasley at YMCA


BARNSLEY'S first ever roller derby team have started training after being formed by a local mum.

Joanne Greasley, 23, first made an appeal for players on We Are Barnsley in the summer and has now formed the 15-strong Barnsley Black Heart Rollers.

She said: "I used to play for a Sheffield team and it is amazing, I love it, but it was a bit too far to travel so I wanted to start a team in Barnsley."

The sport is made up of two teams of five, who roller skate in the same direction around a track.

Play consists of a series of short matches known as 'jams' and both teams have a scoring player, known as a jammer, who has to score points by lapping members of the other team.

Member Gemma Bell, 29, a biomedical assistant at Barnsley College, said: "I'm really enjoying it and I think the others are too. It's very fast paced and energetic and a really good workout."

They meet at the YMCA, Thursdays, 8.30pm.

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Reply Posted by Scott on Monday September 10 2012 at 09:52
Why does every other comment on these pages contain foul language... Makes you proud to be from Barnsley. (NOT). Come on Nicola, your admin...

Reply Posted by Nicky on Monday September 10 2012 at 10:20
Hi Scott - I can assure you that the comment left was from a faker pretending to be me! How odd. We've now removed. We get hundreds of comments each day and the nature of WAB is that they don't go through an approval process. It's a big job trying to keep on top of it but we do our best and are looking through to remove. Shame the faker didn't know that I don't drink and never have done...

Reply Posted by Nicky on Monday September 10 2012 at 10:19
Hi Scott - I can assure you that the comment left was from a faker pretending to be me! How odd. We've now removed. We get hundreds of comments each day and the nature of WAB is that they don't go through an approval process. It's a big job trying to keep on top of it but we do our best and are looking through to remove. Shame the faker didn't know that I don't drink and never have done...

Reply Posted by Scott on Monday September 10 2012 at 11:50
Apologies Nicky... Did think it was a bit strange, never happened before. Just seen your post explaining.. There really is some sad people around that need to do something more productive in their lives...

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