Not trying to get TOO emo with Fran here, but when you work really hard to be part of something as awesome as derby, sometimes watching your friends and peers get through the goal hoops before you do can be a bit heartbreaking. A lot of people focus on all the glitz and glamour of derby, which is totally cool, but it also requires a lot of difficult work at something you may or may not be good at! The point is (it was for me at least) that as fun and exciting as it is you still really EARN your spot on a league and on a team!
Anyway, that's just my little derby PSA for the day. ;)