Kingsley on a roll for Muff N Men in Gladstone roller derby
KINGSLEY Caldwell brushed aside losing his first home roller derby bout, focusing instead on the elation of simply being in the middle of the action.
Starting in the sport nine months ago, every second of the journey since has been a wonderful ride for Caldwell.
Saturday night brought the bout with the Muff N Men, and he shared the moment with his family.
"I had family and friends come and watch, so it was good seeing them there," he said.
"Losing in the last minute is just part of the games. Win or lose I love it."
Caldwell went away with the Gladstone Haul Stars to Toowoomba earlier in the year for his debut match, easing into competition with a huge win.
The experienced Muff N Men gave more of a challenge and taught Caldwell a few more lessons, but he is keen to remain in the thick of the action.
"It is amazing; it is a very enjoyable sport," he said.
"I plan on doing this for a very long time.
"There were skaters who have been skating for years in this bout."
All the weekend sporting action can be found in Monday's Observer.