The times that I have represented England and the World Championships and Commonwealth Games, stand out as my best moments in the sport. I have won a silver and bronze in the Commonwealth Games and the World Team Championships in 2006, and also 6 European team titles.
Roller Derby is fast, it’s furious and it’s female-focussed. The Roller Derby revival is the most exciting thing to happen to women’s sports in the last ten years. So what the hell is it and where can you find out more?
Jessica has been downriver racing since 2002. She progressed successfully through the junior ranks and is now one of the top women internationally, this year taking a European bronze medal in her first year as a senior.
The name Rachael Heyhoe Flint is synonymous with female sporting achievement and ever since the record run breaker first padded up for England in 1960 she has been a pioneer and role model for women in sport across the world.
Rookie Taylor Leon is now two for five. That’s two wins in five starts on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, which is good enough to move into the No. 12 spot on the Tour’s season money list with three tournaments remaining.
Chloe Rogers is a twenty-one year old England and English Hockey Premier League player from the UK. She won a Bronze Medal as part of the England Hockey Team in Australia back in March 2006 at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Chloe scored the final England Penalty Flick in the Bronze Medal play-off final.
As sporting contests go, it doesn’t get much better than this. The top three nations in the world, competing ahead of a major championships, in front of a packed crowd in some of the country’s biggest venues.
I live in Bath and train at Bath University Sports Training Village.
I started the sport in 2002, and in 2005 I finished 2nd in the Junior World Championships, the World Student Games, and the Europa Cup tour.
Danielle Hodsdon is currently the leading jockey and only professional female competing against 25 - 30 male jockeys in the National Steeplechase Association racing circuit, competing for the title of Jockey of the Year. photo Todd Marks
For the last six years one British gymnast has dominated competitions both at home and abroad. 20-year-old Beth Tweddle won her first National title back in 2001 and has won every year since then, a feat she last repeated in July 2006.
I used to watch all the big athletics meetings on TV from a young age. I clearly remember the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona but it was the one sport I thought that I would never be able to compete in at international level