It’s no secret that the Cubs journey has been a long and difficult one (just look at how long ago the first entry on this blog was posted!) but now, finally, after many, many hours of planning and organising, researching, drinking coffee and eating chips, not to mention several changes of committee members, it is finally time to announce that Fierce Valley Roller Cubs is ready to go! We are beyond excited to announce that we have two trial dates coming up very soon, with our “official” launch to follow.
The first trial session will be held on Sunday 1st September, 13:30 – 15:00 in the Mariner Centre, Camelon, Falkirk. This session will cater for our young age group, 5-10 year olds. Our older Cubs-in-waiting, aged from 11-17, are invited to attend our second trial the following week, Sunday 8th September, same time, same place. These sessions are open to girls and boys – we initially intended to include boys to train as future refs, but with the recent explosion of male derby, there’s every chance they’ll want to play themselves.
If you/your Cub have your own kit, great, but if not, we will have some available to borrow on the day. To register your interest, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which session you or your child would like to attend, and what kit, if any, will be required. Although kit will be available, participants will be asked to provide their own mouthguard and helmet on the day. Without these vital pieces of kit, children won’t be allowed to skate. The cost of the trial session will be £4. We can only accommodate 15 kids per session so places will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
Our first official session will take place on Sunday 15th September. The sessions will be split as follows: 5-10 year olds will start at 13:30 and finish at 14:15, and the older age group will start at 14:15, finishing at 15:00. All sessions will be at a cost of £4, with the option of a monthly subscription of £15. We recognise (and know only too well from experience) that roller derby can be an expensive sport, so we would encourage parents to make sure that their cubs are enthusiastic about participating before investing!
To sign up, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch. Halls are booked, training plans are drawn up, coaches are ready: LET’S GO!!