SIMONE, Steel Dragons of the South Yorkshire Mixed League

Steel Dragons

iPROSPORTS Champion

I play Rounders as part of two teams (Steel Dragons and Woodsetts Ladies in the Sherwood league) I also play for my workplace. Rounders is a great sport, it’s like a family community, the sportsmanship is better than any other sport I’ve played, and I’ve played quite a few during the years.

I love playing, coaching and umpiring. Basically anything to do with Rounders is my passion, the games good and bad always carry the excitement and fun. And it never really matters when you lose because you know you’ve had an awesome game.

I became an iPROSPORTS champion to help spread the word about the sport and try to get it more recognised, its one thing me talking about it but having the logos on my kit people can see that it’s more than just a game they played in school. Rounders is great for any age and I wanted to get kids and older adults back into it. I’ve never spoken to anyone who doesn’t like the game or who can’t remember it ever being bad. I want to give people the chance to play again even if it’s just a mess around. Get people out and fit by playing, I already have a few people within work and my personal life who would like to have a go which is amazing.

This year with me playing two separate leagues and then the indoor league in winter is enough to keep me excited, previously I have only ever played the South Yorkshire league and when needed played the indoor so personally it is a great accomplishment to play the Sherwood league the ladies are all brilliant players and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to match their ability, and the indoor league. By being an iPROSPORTS champ I’m speaking to more like minded people, we have a few ideas for galas which I never thought I’d be a part of, it’s like a whole new lease of life. I had an awful injury last year and wasn’t able to play much so this year’s seasons have given me something to strive towards and keep me going. I still struggle at times due to the after effects of the injury but the Rounders big rules in my mind not the injury pain.

Keep an eye out for the iPROSPORTS Champions as they make their debut throughout the season! We’re so excited to share the new iPROSPORTS collection, now we need other people to be too! iPROSPORTS are the only clothing brand approved by Rounders  England. They are a leading sports clothing brand, kitting out the England Squads and supplying teams, leagues and events throughout the country. Check out their new collection.

Rounders is a great sport, it’s like a family community, the sportsmanship is better than any other sport I’ve played, and I’ve played quite a few during the years. 

Simone
Article by Rounders England:

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Based in Sheffield it provides a structure for the sport from the Board, local deliverers and teams right the way through to individual members and volunteers.