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My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2013 part 2

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2013 part 2

Crown Jewels vs Dark Knights Our friends the Hellfire Harlots put on a mixed team bout as an opener for their game against Windsor and I played on team Crown Jewels. We had players on both teams so it was a nice fun game to […]

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2013 part 1

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2013 part 1

Jan 3rd 2013: Bombers & Broken Skates! We had a scrimmage night with our friends the Lincolnshire Bombers at the Midlands Roller Arena, an old warehouse  in the middle of nowhere, converted into a rink for roller hockey with plastic tiles as a floor. During […]

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2012 – Part 4

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2012 – Part 4

23rd June 2012: Played Brawl Saints We continued our loosing streak by playing LRG Brawl Saints away and scored 88 to their 285. We also got to play against former Dolly Total FreyHem who had not long defected to London! This was the last bout […]

My 10yr History of Roller Derby – 2012 Part 3

My 10yr History of Roller Derby – 2012 Part 3

On 28th April 2012: Anarchy: Euro Crash Rogue Runner was playing on the Euro All-Stars team against London Brawling, so we went down to cheer her on! Also playing were Brawl Saints vs Leeds Roller Derby. Brawl Saints Vs Leeds Rogue & Andracula Rogue Jamming […]

My 10yr History of Roller Derby – 2012 part 2

My 10yr History of Roller Derby – 2012 part 2

25th Feb 2012: Hit Her With Glitter We held another home game, this time against Sheffield Steel Roller Girls who beat us 196 to 134. The opener game was our B-team (The Raggy Dollz) against their B-team (Crucibelles) and we won 165 – 101! Glitter […]

My 10yr History of Roller Derby – 2012 part 1

My 10yr History of Roller Derby – 2012 part 1

Tattoo Freeze 2012 In 2011, me Rogue Runner, TechNo Bullsh*t & Onya Case went to watch the Tattoo Freeze event. It’s an event that combines a tattoo convention and roller derby! We loved it and said to each other that we wanted to someday be […]

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2011 – Part 3

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2011 – Part 3

Beats International On Nov 5th we held another home game, this time called Beats International, with a bit less theming going on! We had a re-match against Granite City and had a joint skate out with them and a crazy dance off mid-game when a […]

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2011 – Part 2

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2011 – Part 2

RollerCon 2011: Las Vegas So after Skeg Vegas came the real Las Vegas! Me, Nitro Noush, JJ & KazTration headed out to our first RollerCon, the biggest bootcamp for roller derby in the world! We met up with some other Brits, El Visous and Ferral […]


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My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2011 – Part 3

My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2011 – Part 3

Beats International

On Nov 5th we held another home game, this time called Beats International, with a bit less theming going on! We had a re-match against Granite Cityand had a joint skate out with them and a crazy dance off mid-game when a skater got injured and we had to wait for the ambulance. Instead of just standing around we had each team stand opposite each other in front of the crowd and try and out-do each other with dance! It’s probably my favourite ab-lib roller derby moment ever!

Have a watch of it here >

There was also another epic after party, with people trying to win the chest bump comp against Koko, a live band and Rogue & Onya putting clothes on!?! (instead of stripping apparently) on and of course the obligatory human pyramid!

Photos by Paul Needham.


Joint skate out

Joint skate out

BMX conga!

BMX conga!

Team on the bench

Team on the bench

Rogue body popping on skates

Rogue body popping on skates

Me & Holly doing Thriller

Me & Holly doing Thriller

Me blocking

Me blocking

Gab doing dancing

Blood doing dancing

Dance off

Rock the boat!

Crash in the opener

Crash jamming in the opener

Both teams!

Both teams!

Rogue & Onya put clothes ON!

Rogue & Onya put clothes ON!

Chest bumping

Chest bumping

Crash vs Koko

Crash vs Koko

Blood gets best blocker

Blood gets best blocker

Rollerburn:

Rollerburn was epic! It was run by Sideburn magazine and was a mash up of motorbikes, live music and ROLLER DERBY! We got to skate ramps, watch bands and play against the Lincolnshire Bomber Roller Girls! We even had a celeb or two there, with Guy Martin and some of the Arctic Monkeys watching us!

The game was ringed off by some metal barriers and I remember being flung into them and just dusting myself off and carrying on! It was a mega-tense game too, but we managed a win… BY ONE POINT!!!

Oh and I shouldn’t forget to mention that… Freya forgot her skates!!! ha ha ha and had to skate in someone elses full kit!

Have a look at the photos below for a row of us kneeling on the line, this was a tactic that was used to momentarily cause a no pack!

Photos by Paul Needham & China Blade


Rollerburn poster

Rollerburn poster

Me on the pivot line

Me on the pivot line

Rogue Jamming

Rogue Jamming

Me & Rogue racing down the ramp by China Blade

Me & Rogue racing down
the ramp by China Blade

Bench talk by China Blade

Bench talk by China Blade

The score!

The score!

The Rollerburn ramp by China Blade

The Rollerburn ramp by China Blade

Noush jamming

Noush jamming

When we realised we had won!

When we realised we had won!

Both teams

Both teams

Who remembers taking a knee? By China Blade

Who remembers taking a knee? By China Blade

Another Intra-league:

This time we got a bit more organised and gave our Intra-league teams names… Angry Belvoirs & The Foxton Blocks (Belvoirs is pronounced Beavers for those outside of Leicester… and the Foxton Locks are famous local canal locks).

I was on team Angry Belvoirs, but was benching as was injured again! These were really good games because it mixed all levels in together and gave people a chance to skate a full game if they hadn’t had the chance to already.

Photos Paul Needham


When we had FIVE refs!

When we had FIVE refs!

Angry Belvoirs & Foxton Blocks!

Angry Belvoirs & Foxton Blocks!

The Roller Derby World Cup 2011

We were super proud to have two players in the Roller Derby World Cup, Holly Sheet playing for Team Ireland and Rogue Runner for Team England! So we hired a room at The Firebug Bar and watched it on the big screen!

Whilst most of the time we were cheering for our countries, we also spent a lot of the time cheering Rogue pulling her pants out of her bum before a jam! 😀


Watching the World Cup

Watching the World Cup

Taking a knee at the World Cup!

Taking a knee at the World Cup!

Sort those shorts out Rogue!

Sort those shorts out Rogue!

Playing Rainy City Tender Hooligans

On 17th Dec we headed up to Manchester to play Rainy City B-team. CatFace couldn’t come because she was pregnant, so someone sourced us some cat face masks for her! It was a great game, really close and we won it 106 – 94! The game was at the Thunderdome, a venue that Rainy City had set up, it was the first of it’s sort in the UK and we were very jealous of them having their own venue!

Photos by Paul Needham


Not sure what Noush was doing here!

Not sure what Noush was doing here!

Truckin Elle jamming

Truckin Elle jamming

With out Cat Faces on!

With out Cat Faces on!

All the crew!

All the crew!

Calendar Shoot

Finally we had our calendar shoot for the year, this time less overtly sexy and more geeky!

Photos by Trashin’ Bones


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August

September

September

December

December

June

June


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