Now, myself and a couple of our other team members as well as our coach were interviewed, we were asked questions about our team, American Football in general as well as what kind of reactions our team had received since the beginning. It was a nerve-wracking experience, and all I could think about at the time was “Oh God, I’m going to look so fat”. However, after seeing some pictures and videos of us training and playing on Saturday, I started to think “Who gives a crap?” I was interviewed to give my opinions and experiences of Women’s American Football, not for a fashion shoot or weight loss program. The experience should be taken as empowering to women. That is the great thing about American Football, no matter your shape or size, there is a position for everyone. And if you are not very fit (I know I definitely need to improve) then the training sessions are intense, so its something you can always build upon.
Saturday was a great day, everyone put in a lot of effort, everything ran smoothly and people knew what they were doing. We also had time for a scrimmage at the end and we portrayed ourselves to ITV as the best as we can be (for the moment). We are such a new team, in December 2015, the Valkyries was not even a reality, however in a very short time, our coach Simon and all of the founding members and committee have put in so much effort to ensure that we get a running start into Women’s American Football. I know that I, for one am very very very excited about the future of Cardiff Valkyries.