Wanna’ be a Ref?

With Birmingham Blitz Dames Ref School starting on Saturday 3rd October we’d like to introduce you to the lovely┬áRoisin Rulette, # N17

Here’s what she has to say about being a referee for the Birmingham Blitz Dames.
“I have recently taken up refereeing after playing roller derby for 7 years. I love it because it is a constant challenge but sociable and fun at the same time. There’s a really nice vibe in the dames ref crew – we are all learning all the time as the sport continues to grow. Imposing order on chaos isn’t easy especially on skates but ref school takes you through the skills you need one step at a time. Being able to think on your feet and keep a calm head amongst noisy and adrenalin fuelled athletes are definitely two of the most useful qualities – as well as being able to explain sometimes complex rules succinctly and not falling over too often while skating! I work in student complaints and have two teenage kids so I have a great natural hard stare which is a bonus.” – Roisin Rulette

Think you might have what it takes? Don’t have what it takes, but you’re willing to learn? We can teach you! Sign up today!

Roisin Rulette

Roisin Rulette


Welcome to the home of the Birmingham Blitz Dames! We're an all-female, full-contact, flat track roller derby team based in Birmingham in the UK. We skate fast and we hit hard! Our league is skater run and owned - and we're proud to work and play as a team, and compete at the highest level. We take women from all backgrounds and train athletes. Whether you've played roller sports all your life or never tried on a pair of skates - if you'd like to join a great team and play a fast-paced, hard-hitting, athletic sport, come and join us! See you on the track!

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