East Vic Roller Derby

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THE PURPLE PROFILES
All photos by Bustin' Bubbles

Dollface Decapit8her

NUMBER: 99
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Blocker
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: Being in the way
HEROES: Ya Mum
PERSONAL MOTTO: Go to training

WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
It's fun. I can only think about derby when I'm playing, everything else waits.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?
Play piano, sing, paint, cook, sleep...go to work

JiraPorn Star

NUMBER: 806
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Jammer/Blocker
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: My bony hips and shoulders will bring you pain.
HEROES: My sisters the Witches of EastVic 
PERSONAL MOTTO:You fall down, you get back up. 
Your actions speak louder than words.
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
Keeps me fit and makes me happy.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?
Looking after my family and working at a gym.

Nat Oh9 Tails

NUMBER: 09
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Pivot - I love nothing more than annoying jammers, but happy to sometimes jam too :)
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: I think my teammates would say the 'Lemming Assist' It's a bit of a front on surge to clear the way for my jammer.
HEROES: Helen Mirren she is a strong successful woman. In derby I would have to say there are many people I admire Biceptual, Scald Eagle and SauSarge Rolls to name a few.
PERSONAL MOTTO: Always work hard and don't leave anything behind on the track, no one knows how long this wonderful opportunity will last.
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
For fun, for fitness, for the physical and mental challenge, for the amazing friends and community it has brought me. For all of it. :)
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?
When not at derby I'm busy being an IT manager, a mum and a wife. I struggle to find time for other things like yoga and reading but I always find time to watch Survivor.

Peppermint Hurl

NUMBER: 196
POSITION: Blocker/Pivot
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: “The Battering Ram”- launch yourself at the wall, close your eyes and hope for the best.
HEROES: Batman
PERSONAL MOTTO: Go ham or go home
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
Roller Derby is fun, inclusive, and makes me strive to be fit and strong.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING? Studying for Uni, working, and sleeping… mainly sleeping.

Dread Zeppelin

NUMBER: 68
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Jammer
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: Vagina hits with the high knees/step through.. lol
HEROES: Kelicous Kel, Christy Demons
PERSONAL MOTTO: Smile cause it makes them angrier ;)
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
Love contact sports & love the community/vibe of derby
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?
Veterinarian, drawing, working on our farm, my motorbike

Spawn of Skatin'

NUMBER: 666
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: blocker
HOME TEAM: Snowy owls
SIGNATURE MOVE: Sticking like glue to the inside line
HEROES: that one guy who did that thing one time
PERSONAL MOTTO: Mistakes are the portals of discovery
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
In derby I have found a level of courage, strength, and confidence I never knew I had. Playing derby is a truly rewarding experience.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?

Eat, drink and be merry

eevie

NUMBER: 2. Because poop.

HOME TEAM:  Black Cats

POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: I like to take up lots of room in 4, either to hold their  jammer or help ours. I dream of being a Primary Jammer.

SIGNATURE MOVE:  Let's be honest, it's that involuntary Squawk I do when basically ANYTHING happens.

HEROES:  Linda, Tina and Louise Belcher.

PERSONAL MOTTO: Let every choice you make be the one that will bring you closer to your goal.

WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?

It allows me to eat more pizza and make more friends.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?

Being a Makeup artist and derping around.

Billy Goat Rough

NUMBER: 3
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Jammer or Blocker - I like both!
HOME TEAM: Snowy Owls
SIGNATURE MOVE: Using my long limbs to annoy the jammer!
HEROES: Guybrush Threepwood
PERSONAL MOTTO: “You don't win friends with Salad!”
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?

I love pushing myself to do something that I didn't  think that I would be able to do. Derby gives me a want to keep trying to constantly improve and challenge myself. The derby community is full of friendly, passionate people and I love being a part of that.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?
When I'm not skating, I'm working full time in I.T, playing piano, binge watching TV shows/scary movies and XBOX-ing!

Push-up RAh

NUMBER: 351

POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Backwards brace

HOME TEAM: Snowy Owls

SIGNATURE MOVE: Anything backwards and some things sideways.

HEROES: Demanda Riot, Scald Eagle, Brienne of Tarth, Nikola Tesla

PERSONAL MOTTO: Any Lane. Any Time.

WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?

Mum said ‘you should play a sport’ followed by ‘not that one!’  Honestly though, I needed something that would keep my body, mind and soul fit.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT DERBY-ING?

I’m a Lighting Consultant (aka Globe Geek).  I also love working in my succulent garden.  Succulents are like Derby girls – they’re tough as nails and come in a wonderous variety of colours, shapes and sizes. 

Iron Maeghan

NUMBER: 22
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Jammer
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: Wouldn’t say it’s a signature move but I think I’m good at backwards skating (If I start backwards :/)
HEROES: I love to watch the VRDL girls play and have always hoped to be as fast and agile as Altered Skates and Kellicious Killer
PERSONAL MOTTO: Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try!
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
Because it’s AWESOME! I love that I can have fun, get fit and meet loads of cool people while doing it.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?
I have a little hand stamped Jewelry business that I do from home as well as working as a practice manager in a dental clinic. But my No#1 job is a mum to my super cool son Ben.

Altered Skates

NUMBER: 12 

POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Jammer

HOME TEAM: Snowy Owls

HEROES:  Lacey Knight & Mad Mel Arena

SIGNATURE MOVE: Counter hitting

PERSONAL MOTTO: Shut up and skate

WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?

Because I find absolute enjoyment from derby,

I love my Witches.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?

Dress people in costumes for a living.

Cupcake Fairy

NUMBER: 5(by)5
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Jammer
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: Juking and using my boney ass hips :D
HEROES: Anybody who knows who they are, loves who they are and always strives to be a better version of themselves, you my friend are my hero. Keep that shit up!
PERSONAL MOTTO:
1. Shit happens, make it work for you.
2. There's always next time.
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
I thought it would be a great way to keep fit and help be more social. The amazing friendships and bonds formed along the way was a bonus i wasn't expecting.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?
Im always up for trying new things and finding new ways of keeping fit while having fun. I also enjoy sleeping, eating all the food, dancing, mastering Tetris, colouring my hair and not wearing pants.

CINDEROLLER

NUMBER: 10
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Blocker
HOME TEAM: Snowy Owls
SIGNATURE MOVE: Get near me and find out :)
HEROES: My daughters
PERSONAL MOTTO: YOLO
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?
I like hitting people and people like hitting me
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING:
Mum

Grace Lightning

NUMBER: 58
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Chest, Jammer
HOME TEAM: Snowy Owls 
SIGNATURE MOVE: Hope for the best
HEROES: My witches. 
PERSONAL MOTTO: I should've been born with wheels on my feet, I'm clumsier off skates then on. 
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY? On track I have the confidence to stand up for myself and feel badass. 
"Become your own hero" - Whip it
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING? Stress about assignments and pretend to be a mum for money.

Jack Spite

NUMBER: 7
POSITION(S) OF CHOICE: Pivot or Offence
HOME TEAM: Snowy Owls
SIGNATURE MOVE: The Sneaky offence sweep
HEROES: Suzy Hotrod (Gotham) and Dani Darko (VRDL)
PERSONAL MOTTO: a seven nation army couldn't hold me back!
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY? Because anyone can play and everyone is so lovely and supportive at EVRD.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING? Art & Media Teacher

MaDownHer

NUMBER: 13

POSITION(s) OF CHOICE: Jammer is my favourite but I'm pretty versatile ;) 

HOME TEAM: The Black Cats

SIGNATURE MOVE: Dancing on my toe stops

HERO(s): My Nonna, my teammates, and Madonna (of course) 

PERSONAL MOTTO: If you've tried and failed, get up again. 

WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?: Because it's fun and my teammates are amazing and it makes me stronger! Also skating is life. 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?: Working as an admin assistant, studying at uni, playing the ukulele

Janesore

NUMBER: 73
POSITION OF CHOICE: Blocker
HOME TEAM: Black Cats
SIGNATURE MOVE: A little something I like to call, "taking up the space".
HEROES: These Witches are amazing. I seem to choose a new hero every time I watch them play.
PERSONAL MOTTO: Give it a go. You are younger today than you will be tomorrow
WHY DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?: It is so much fun and such a challenge.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT DERBY-ING?: Mum, wife and disability educator