Category: Roller Derby Skater


What’s heavier, a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks?

Posted on 19th September, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby Skater, Tips. 1 Comment

So much has happened since my last blog that it’s stopped me blogging and instead of doing it, I just think about it and pontificate (I love that word. If anything , a blog is worth writing just to use that word!)

What do you talk about and how do you start I pontificated? (even better!) and then I pontificated some more……….

I’m aware that a total brain dump may bore and bamboozle, so I am going to talk about something that touched me this week.

I was looking through some old photos and found this one of myself from 2008. It kinda stopped me in my tracks. (yes, I can say ‘kinda’ as it’s my blog and I can spell how I lyke ;p) I rekon I was about 11 stn 11 here. That weight is etched in my mind for some … Read More »



Sunshine, A Win, New Skates, Dangle Derby and A New Team Sponsor! A Good Derby Month All In All!

Hard to start a blog when it’s so Sunny outside! I have been massively sidetracked with important stuff and some not so important stuff today, but thought I would just start typing and see where it goes!

I guess one of the biggest things since we spoke last was that my team S.W.A.T (South West Angels Of Terror) played in and won the final of The South West League.

Wiltshire, Dorset, Plymouth, Kernow and us have been playing against each other in double header bouts since October last year to see who would be crowned the best team in The South West League, for the years 12/13. So far we hadn’t lost a game, so spirits were high and on 6th April this year we took the title and the lovely trophy that had been made to mark the occasion!

The … Read More »



2012 The Year Derby Found Me. 2013 To Infinity & Beyond!

Posted on 31st December, by Flash Bo-Dash in Derby Skates, Events, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater. No Comments

Well this is fun. Writing straight out of my brain again and throwing my thoughts right onto the keys!

It’s New Years Eve and I am in a bit of a panic (like every New Year) but MEGA excited as it’s the time of year in my Shire that EVERYONE dresses up in Fancy Dress. The only day where I look normal! You may know by now that it’s one of my guilty pleasures, fancy dress and over the years I have ecrued a number of outfits from Wonder Woman to Medusa, Vampire Nurse to Captain of a ship! I always make the excuse that it can be worn next year, but next year comes and inevitably I want to create something new to wear/someone to be for the night!

Pulling all this back to Derby as of course that is … Read More »



Derek The Deer & A Magical Unicorn Share Dash’s Derby Life This Week!

Posted on 9th December, by Flash Bo-Dash in Events, knee pads, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater, Tips. No Comments

Well what a week! I was so busy even the blog missed it’s normal Friday slot! It’s a crazy time for us photographers this time of year and I have mostly been shooting kids in Xmas hats with my trusty fluffy assistant, Derek the Deer!

Fear not though, I’m sat in my Xmas jumper and sage green Xmas treeified skinny jeans all Christmassed up writing blog no.19 , (yes 19!!!!!) for you now. I have the hat on as my boiler has broken (again) so I have no hot water OR heating! I guess it makes it feel a lot more wintry which may add to the Xmasy feel I guess! Trying to see the positive but to be honest, after getting home from training this week and discovering I had no hot water, wasn’t funny, at all! … Read More »



Knees Are Very Important In Life! (& For Roller Derby)

Posted on 30th November, by Flash Bo-Dash in Derby Skates, knee pads, pads, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater, Tips. 2 Comments

So did we get to training last weekend??? Noooooooo is the sad sad answer.The floods were just too bad and it was touch and go whether we would make it back …..without a boat (or someone with a batman car) so ‘The Topsham Massive’ as we are collectively called in our car share, made a very grown up decision to stay in bed! Ha ha well not quite but we all were in out PJs I think when we were discussing it over the tinternet in the warm (I won’t tell you what time of day it was!)

As it happened it was the right thing to do as the rain came in hard just after training and my town was cut off from the rest of the world completely! Quite exciting really but it didn’t help matters though when I … Read More »



Was A”Bout” Time I Burst My SWAT Cherry! & What A Game To Do It In…

Posted on 23rd November, by Flash Bo-Dash in Blocking, Derby Skates, elbow pads, Events, Helmet, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater, Tips. No Comments

Well the big thing in my Derby life was that I popped my bout cherry with the SWAT girls on Saturday (technically being a Fairy in the bout in Gloucester was my first bout, but this was my first playing on the Travel Team for SWAT) So how was it? Well I wasn’t sick, I didn’t wet myself and I actually enjoyed it so all was good! My first line up was with Bolty next to me and there was a definite stare out fest between their jammer and us with Fanny Havok giving as good as she got! It all went so fast though and it was over before it had begun in my mind and all I wanted to do was carry on and do it again! Definitely felt I had more to give and I’m raring to … Read More »



NEWS FLASH!!!! Unfiltered, Un-Doctored & Straight Out Of My Brain!!! Ouch!

Posted on 16th November, by Flash Bo-Dash in Events, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater. No Comments

NEWS FLASH!!!!

This is more live coverage of my life rather than a blog as I am writing live! (not that I am normally dead when I write but I do write my blog on my laptop and mark it like being my own teacher, pontificate a bit, swap sentences round and make sure I haven’t offended anyone in the writing process!

This is me, writing straight onto the Roller Derby UK website, unfiltered, un-doctored and straight out of my brain!!! Ouch!…….Why? (you may ask) well, I chose to do a NEWS FLASH of sorts as time is slipping away from me and I have to get ready for a very BIG event………

………….and I am playing! My first bout as a fully fledged Derby girl for S.W.A.T!

Mega excited as you can probably tell and have been upping my game, practicing hard … Read More »



My Sweat Has Sweat On It!

Posted on 2nd November, by Flash Bo-Dash in Events, Helmet, How to play Roller Derby2, Review, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater, Tips. No Comments

“My sweat has sweat on it!” .That was my status last night after training! It amazes me what my S.W.A.T girls are capable of and there is something that blows my mind at every session.

So as you can see, I am finally back on my skates after my tooth catastrophe!…and I love it!

My first session back was a couple of weeks ago now. It was a light one and I had the pleasure of being Smousey, our Fresh Meat coach for S.W.A.T’s, demo model for our new Fresh Meaties! This was a lot of fun and I finally got to meet everyone who had taken the fabulous leap into the world of Derby. This session was the Freshies first proper training session and I was Smousey. Debbie Mcgee to her Paul Daniels! I wanted to wear more glitter but … Read More »



Ooooooooooooooo! Blog no.13. Lucky For Some!

Posted on 19th October, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater. 2 Comments

Well I can’t say that this week hasn’t been challenging so I can see why blog number 13 may be a bit of an interesting one…. Lucky for some!

The tooth problems? ……….well they continued ………along with a sickness bug, a headache, earache, exposed nerves in my jaw from where they took the tooth (from a traumatic extraction they called it..no kidding!) This led to a 7th emergency visit to the Dentist and to top it all off a sore throat! This was all mashed up with a pinch of a car crash where someone drove right into me on the way to Fresh Meat, stopping me getting there!

Needless to say I felt like the Gods were against me slightly in my quest to get back to skating! It’s been tough, really tough, but I’ll say it again, when something takes … Read More »



Just Lay Back & Think Of Skating!

Posted on 12th October, by Flash Bo-Dash in Events, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater. No Comments

Aggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!

What to do when you write a weekly blog and you’re poorly? Last Friday was looming and all I could think of was (amongst another mountain of things) how am I going to write my blog and even if I do what am I going to write about? Needless to say, I couldn’t, didn’t and went on to have a very poorly week.

Roll on this Friday. It’s a bit silly as I am writing most of the time about the past, about my time as a rookie, but when I do skate in the week it almost aids me and inspires my writing. Last week I was so poorly I just couldn’t. What’s wrong with me you ask? It’s a tooth thing. Abscess so the pain takes over your world!!!!!

I have had to go back to the dentist today for … Read More »





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