Rookie Ramblings- Inspiration on 8 wheels

Me again, late as usual but life’s been very busy.

This weekend has seen our A team travel to Belgium to play a Skate Odessy  (SKOD) 2016. We were ranked 9th or 10th and finished 7th. The level of Derby was amazing, I was watching from the sunny hills of Devon, and our Dames seriously brought it, so much so that one of them , Violet Attack, got MVP Best Blocker of the tournament!

As a Rookie, it is AMAZING to have skaters as skilled and as passionate as the A team within arms reach and the ability to capitalise on that is very very useful.

With some skills you just can’t pick them up, no matter how hard you try. Sometimes you just need a different perspective or a different way to explain them and those skaters can provide that!

The Blitz Dames are one of the oldest and most well established teams in the UK so regardless of the A team or the WFTDA 20, we are literally overrun with amazing skater who will teach, coach, advise and when necessary drag you through your minimum skills. This is exciting and means we are completely spoilt.

Post SKOD the energy is gonna be high and the drive will be massive, Saturday brings a brit champs game so let’s hope the momentum carries through to a win.

In more personal (injury) news, ultrasound scan shows that I have damaged my AC joint and have thickening -_-

As an NHS employee I’m accessing another round of physio but it’s not all good news. The physio triageing me didn’t sound hopeful and even mentioned the dreaded surgery word!!!

Hopefully I won’t have to hang up my skates too soon! With the new rookies starting a few weeks ago I need to catch up!!!!

So much exciting stuff happening! !!!


Bones out

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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