Monday, 19 May 2014

Valkyries in the news

Kolosky tackles family, football life

Moms spend Sunday on the gridiron

By Daniel Nugent-Bowman, The Starphoenix May 12, 2014
The hits don't stop for Denise Kolosky when the final buzzer sounds.
Kolosky got a break from parenting on Mother's Day so she could play middle linebacker for the Saskatoon Valkyries.
But moments after the Valkyries crushed the Manitoba Fearless 55-0 in the Western Women's Canadian Football League season opener, Kolosky was wrapped up by her daughters, Emma, 3, and Olivia, 2. "They tackle me at home all the time," she said, laughing.
With the help of her energetic daughters, Kolosky is constantly on the move, allowing her to slowly reestablish herself on the football field.
After all, it was only three months ago that she gave birth to her third child, son Ruben.
"It's tough. Really tough," Kolosky said of her hasty return. "I recommend people wait and then come back."
The patience and understanding shown by her teammates and husband Colin have played an important part as well.
"It's helped out a lot," she said. "If I didn't have that encouragement, I don't think I would be back."