Violet Attack

Violet Attack 16

Position: Blocker/Pivot

Level: International

Story: The very first recruit of the Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames in October 2006.

Likes: Cookies, sci-fi, the two Davids - Cronenberg and Lynch

Quadelia Chase

Quadelia Chase 13

Position: Blocker

Level: Advanced

Story: Charmed by Sleazy Rider one night with talk of Buffy, boys and roller skating, Rip Lashes turned up at her first training session. Now transformed into Quadelia Chase, the only time Chase looks back is to check where the jammer is.

Likes: Drinking tea, Buffy, Angel, beautiful shoes and bourbon with a dry ginger mixer.

Bowser

Bowser 808

Position: Blocker

Level: International

Story: I was looking for a hobby and tried several things from cake decorating to karate! I found derby after my boyfriend heard an article on Radio 4 and suggested it to me. After one session I was hooked and just knew this was the hobby for me. I love the team camaraderie, competition of the game, bashing people and being on skates (which was a favourite childhood pastime).

Likes: Food, dancing and holidays.

Ballance of Power

Ballance of Power 77

Position: Blocker

Level: Advanced

Story: I'm a sports romantic. Found the Dames and I might just put a ring on it (or at least a love nest in the city).

Likes: Eco-fundamentalism, adventures, aurora borealis, boys with accents, laughing & wine. Preferably all at the same time.

Tantrum

Tantrum 328

Position: Jammer

Level: International

Story: Watched Whip It. Thought 'that looks ace'. Googled 'Birmingham roller derby'. Emailed the Dames. Went to fresh meat two weeks later and now I'm my own superhero! Boom!

Likes: Wine. Food. Wine. Skating. Game of Thrones. Tequila. Football. Wine. Movies. Festivals and did I mention wine? Hahaha lol

Han Grenade

Han Grenade 5

Position: Blocker/Pivot

Level: Advanced

Story: I rolled up (on a bus) to my first blitz dames newbie day in January 2014 and haven't looked back since.

Likes: Roller Derby and Tea

Yelmet the Conqueror

Yelmet the Conqueror 9

Position: Blocker/Pivot

Level: Advanced

Story: When I left university after playing ice hockey my entire life I was desperately looking for something else to do. I learned that there is another sport where you get to skate and hit people, so I went to the newbie day with the Blitz Dames and now I love Mondays again (and Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and game days!)

Likes: I get very enthusiastic about a lot of things but some of my favourites are food, ice hockey, dogs and hitting people

Shorty

Shorty 89

Position: Blocker

Level: Advanced

Story: I got into Roller Derby because of a friend, and all this time later I regret everything!

Likes: Coffee and food!

Thunderkat

Thunderkat 84

Position: Jammer

Level: Advanced

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Stormrunner

Stormrunner 284

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

Story: I was looking for something new and exciting and PAW, I found roller derby! So I joined, got into the swing of things quickly and stayed, simple as!

Likes: Roller derby, scary movies and hurting people.

Fiend

Fiend 26

Position: Jammer

Level: Intermediate

Story: Roller derby had always been something I wanted to do, but always seemed to come as a passing thought. I already knew of the Blitz Dames, & it was only when I was working alongside Sleazy & a few cocktails later that I agreed to come to the next fresh meat day. The rest is history.

Likes: Baby bunnies, everything (mostly) in black, a good strong coffee, B movies, gin, Snickers & lollipops.

Fliss Army Knife

Fliss Army Knife 1891

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

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Dolly Death

Dolly Death 696

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

Story: I first saw roller derby at tattoo freeze many moons ago I was hooked from the first time I saw the Dames play. After a little break I knew I missed the games and the team so much I needed to come back.

Likes: Looking after my bees, skating outside and having fantastic new adventures!

Calculated Chaos

Calculated Chaos 136

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

Story: I got into it because my cousin was speaking about it and it sounded so fun that I had to join. I didn’t want to wait for a newbie day. I wanted to join straightaway because it sounded so fun.

Likes: Learning something new, meeting a diverse range of people, social events, laughing until your cheeks hurt, getting hit and getting payback, feeling proud when I actually get a move down. Teamwork.

Pina Collider

Pina Collider 19

Position: Blocker

Level: Advanced

Story: When I moved to Birmingham for my graduate job I wanted to join a sports club. Having previously competed in Artistic roller skating whilst at school, I typed 'roller skating in Birmingham' into google and stumbled across roller derby. And here I am now, practicing derby stance with the Blitz Dames

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Sneaky Blinder

Sneaky Blinder 187

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

Story: I got into roller derby after a friend of a friend suggested trying a roller skating sport her friend was into and I just went along to support her really. Then I became addicted obviously, she never carried on!!

Likes: I love my job as I'm a weirdo (sister in intensive care). I like to hike and be outdoors generally when I get the chance, I knit and crochet, bake and have a penchant for craft beer and a good pub quiz

Anni Ka-Boom

Anni Ka-Boom 403

Position: Blocker

Level: Advanced

Story: After a long year of weekends filled with coursework and revision, I was looking for something to get me out of the house - preferably something warmer and less muddy than mountain biking in winter. Having come across mentions of roller derby in various corners of the internet, I decided to investigate and discovered the Blitz Dames, who were conveniently about to hold a fresh meat day. I went along, fell over a lot, met a whole bunch of lovely people, fell over some more, and was hooked.

Likes: Books, cats, spiders, bikes, cake; semicolons; geeky things.

Kylie Volatile

Kylie Volatile 138

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

Story: Kylie Volatile: the last surviving member of a race of genetically enhanced super-soldiers. She was created in a secret government lab which perished after the fallout of the facility's onsite nuclear generator. She was the only one to escape alive. From that time, Kylie hit the road, searching for someplace to call home and someone to call family. One fine day in Birmingham, she followed the sound of cheers coming from the local leisure centre. As she entered the hall, she was greeted by the sight of strong, sexy powerful women battling it out on roller skates. Finally she had found her plac

Likes: Sci-fi, heavy metal, Heroes (the TV series), fine dining, travelling, money.

Pixie-lated

Pixie-lated 114

Position: Jammer/Blocker

Level: Advanced

Story: After not skating for many years, during Christmas 2011 I got to go out on my roller blades teaching a friend's daughter how to skate. I remembered how much I loved to skate so looked up where I could do this on a regular basis. Up popped the Dames; after my induction I was hooked and I haven't looked back since.

Likes: FOOD, lizards, tartan skirts and cars.

Edgy Iz'ard

Edgy Iz'ard 490

Position: Bench Staff

Level: Advanced

Story: I got into roller derby when a Facebook friend I met through local feminism posted about the newbie day. I'd seen that they played but thought it was on a banked track! When I read about the Dames, I saw they weren't called "girls", and convinced someone to try it with me. They only attended the newbie day, but you've been stuck with me for years ;)

Likes: Stand up comedy, Thirty Seconds To Mars, dachshunds, garlic bread and sleep!

Rogue Red

Rogue Red 43

Position: Bench Staff

Level: Intermediate

Story: 5 years ago friends of mine got into Derby and said I'd like it. As I have a stupidly busy schedule I said I didn't have time. They kept saying I should try Derby. After 4 years I gave in and came to a fresh meat day a few hours after getting in from a charity ball where I'd drunk *all* the champagne. Roller Derby has since stole my life.

Likes: My job. My son. My husband. Eating at nice restaurants. Red wine. Books. Cats. The Dames. Champagne. Shoes. Diamonds. And last but not least, champagne.

Basha Fierce

Basha Fierce 717

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

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Bail-Out

Bail-Out 55

Position: Blocker

Level: Rookie

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Em See Hammer

Em See Hammer 1990

Position: Blocker

Level: Intermediate

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Critical Hit

Critical Hit 20

Position: Blocker

Level: Rookie

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Corinna Kilpatrick

Corinna Kilpatrick ...

Position: Ref

Level: Rookie

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Jinx

Jinx 66

Position: Blocker

Level: Rookie

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