Under The Helmet – Scooby Lu

Fresh from Fresh Meat, Scooby Lu has just graduated into the Blitz Dames ‘Cadet’ programme.  As a Cadet, she is learning how to transfer all those minimum skills into maximum impact on track!

“Life changed for me back in 2014 when I was made redundant from my 9 to 5 job. Using my redundancy package, I packed a bag and headed to South America to volunteer at Cusco Animal Protection Dog Rescue in Peru. I had the most amazing time working with the dogs and locScooby and dogsals; it really made me think about what job I wanted to do when I returned home.  As I continued to travel, I decided working with animals was where I wanted to end up.

“Back in the UK I got myself a temporary job working for a funeral company which, whilst extremely rewarding, was equally draining emotionally.   So, with my heart still set on working with animals, I decided the best way forward was to start my own business.  Just over a year ago Adventurous Tails was born.  Now I happily spend my days working for myself; walking dogs and looking after animals whilst their owners go away on holiday.  It’s certainly not a bad way to earn a living and I love seeing their faces when I show up – they’re never in a bad mood and keep me smiling!

“Happy in my career, I began to look for something else and that’s when I found Roller Derby.  It gives me the chance to push aside some of the stresses that come with self employment and I enjoy that it challenges me both physically and emotionally. The league have all been so lovely and supportive of my Derby journey so far.  I also enjoy catching up with them when were not wearing helmets too – as you can imagine I don’t get much in the wscooby skateay of conversation from the dogs!  My friends and family all love to hear about how it’s going and the progress I am making, although I think my partner may of fallen asleep on some of my tales about training when I get back late from practice. I think turning up to the fresh meat session is among one of the best things I’ve done.”

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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