Featured Skater – Fox You #365

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When did you start Derby?

I started Derby about two years ago now, took me nine months to pass through my teams Fresh Meat Training.

Where did your name come from?

My surname is Fox and I was in the TA for six years, I’ve been called Foxy for years and it’s a name I can hear above everything. I did originally look at Fox Sake but it was taken and realised Fox You was a good alternative.

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

Touch Wood I’ve been quite fortunate so far, apart from a couple of mangled cuts on my fingers and hurty shoulders I’m doing ok, but then I did start Roller Derby with torn cartilage in my knee and just kept skating.

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

Currently at college doing my Level 3 NVQ in plumbing with a view to extend my studies. Although I prefer just the practical work to be honest.

What is your derby goal for this year?

Constant improvement, take on board feedback and apply where I can, skills, skill, skills and more skills.

Give us a random fact about you…

I can put my leg behind my head, flexible init!

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Featured Skater – Death Row #73

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When did you start Derby?

I started Derby in January 2012.

Where did your name come from?

Everyone has always called me Row so Death Row felt like an easy choice.

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

My worst injury was a broken fibula. I now have a metal plate and a tightrope in my ankle.

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

I’m a mental health nurse and I’m retraining as an Occupational Therapist. I love people work.

What is your derby goal for this year?

My derby goal for the year is to not be shit. To build on the progress of this year so far.

Give us a random fact about you…

According to my friends I have a terrible gas problem and my brain is in my pants.

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Featured Skater – Queen Malice #182

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When did you start Derby?

I discovered derby in 2012 but it took me a while to find the right team so 2014 was when my derby journey took the right turn!

Where did your name come from?

Well i am very regal and queen like but I am also a big Alice in Wonderland fan and Queen Alice is a chapter in Alice through the Looking glass… and im a tad malicious when i want to be!!

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

In my first Champs game i got a wicked massive groin bruise from someones wheel that i took a lot of pride in showing people lol… worst would be how often i bang my massive head.

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

I run the sixth form learning support department in a local secondary school.

What is your derby goal for this year?

My derby goal is to continue to progress and to hit like Hench!

Give us a random fact about you…

I speak parseltongue

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Featured Skater – Doyle #2

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When did you start Derby?

2nd May 2013

Where did your name come from?

Its a family story

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

I am more dangerous to myself off track than on. I recently gave myself concussion walking into a tree playing Pokemon, and I am always the one falling down the hill. My friends mishaps are often referred to as “doing a Doyle”.

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

I travel around the world, spending someone else’s money sourcing products for a British manufacturer.

What is your derby goal for this year?

I have team goals more than personal, so my goal is to help my team win tier 3 champs in 2017.

Give us a random fact about you…

On the 28th September 2016, I beat Boris in a timed obstacle race by 4 seconds.

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Featured Skater – Grenade’Her #96

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When did you start Derby?

Started 5 years ago (but have had 2 years out having babies).

Where did your name come from?

Blaady love Grenada in the Caribbean .. Even got married there … I also hit hard like a grenade …

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

Torn meniscus after being hit down by derby love Inky Minx.

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

Sleuth

What is your derby goal for this year?

After recent third baba, goal at mo is to be as strong as I can , be nimble on my feet and make the A team rosta.

Give us a random fact about you…

I can put my tongue up my nose.

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Featured Skater – Calpol #3

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When did you start Derby?

I started playing roller derby in August 2010.

Where did your name come from?

I actually tried a few names. Nobody really used any of my tested derby names to refer to me so I ended up going for Calpol because it was my childhood nickname, I worked in childcare at the time and it is unlikely anyone would have it, so it worked. My number used to be 3+ for the old age limit on the box.

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

Thankfully I have had no breaks (touch wood) but I did suffer with a twisted pelvis that sometimes returns with a pain in my hip. I was off skates for a year

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

Currently, I am an assistant manager in a laser tag centre. I am quite handy with a phasor.

What is your derby goal for this year?

I am trying to get back into jamming after my year off so to have a good game jamming in our new B team.

Give us a random fact about you…

I used to be a wrestler. WWE style, but not nearly as well known. I still go back from time to time though.

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Featured Skater – Lulu Bloodlust #30

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When did you start Derby?

Started Derby in 2009.

Where did your name come from?

Lulu is from my middle name Louise and Bloodlust is for my love of all things horror.

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

Never been injured through roller derby just the 9 month one.

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

I’m a mum to 4 boys which age from 5-14 and I work part time in a tattoo studio in reception and I’m also a trainee body piercer.

What is your derby goal for this year?

Just wanna be the best skater I can be for my team.

Give us a random fact about you…

I love pizza

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Featured Skater – Dicey #440

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When did you start Derby?

February 2013 (f*** that’s a while ago)

Where did your name come from?

I’m lazy, its my middle name, not that anyone ever believes me.

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

I can now refer to my ankles as left and right again having torn the same ligament in both.

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

User research and web design for a marketing agency.

What is your derby goal for this year?

Becoming the other filthy pivot 😛

Give us a random fact about you…

I’ve done a plank at 4500 metres up Kilimanjaro.

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Featured Skater – Hench #69

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When did you start Derby?

I started playing in Feb 2012.

Where did your name come from?

My work colleague (Bolshivik ) explained that I’d be “Hench” (street slang for big) on skates and it just stuck.

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

My worst injuries was a bad ACL injury in my left knee that still plays up now

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

I’m an electronic engineer…. I fix stuffs.

What is your derby goal for this year?

My derby goal this year is to play a meaner cleaner game.

Give us a random fact about you…

I once spat coke and crisps over Sid Owen (Ricky from Eastenders) then told him his brother was better looking than him……..Whilst on skates!!

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Featured Skater – Tina Turn’d her #88

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When did you start Derby?

I started Derby in Sept 2012 when I was 36. I’d never skated before that.

Where did your name come from?

Well, my girlfriends real name is Tina… get it now?

What’s your favourite/worst injury?

For the first 3 years of derby, I didn’t bruise, and now I can’t stop bruising, I think that’s pretty cool, because they are really nice colours. My worst was my knee injury, being off skates (and not being able to walk properly) for 4 months was torture!

When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?

I work for WWOOF UK, which puts volunteers in touch with organic growers in the UK, I’m an Admin ho and occasional life model.

What is your derby goal for this year?

My derby goal for this year would probably be to work with some team mates that weirdly enough I never get a chance to work with since I joined!

Give us a random fact about you…

Welll, there are so many. I came 2nd in a body painting competition when I was 16. (I still think it was a cheeky attempt by the artist to see my knickers!) I can also sing songs in Hebrew and Afrikaans.

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