These skaters will always be Wenches wherever they may now skate!
Dark Rumba: Rumba joined and left the Wenches in 2017. She went from rookie to B team hero very quickly. She now skates in Australia!
Derby Number: 18
Where Your Name and Number Came From: I love Rum, I have a dark sense of humour and 18 is my lucky number.
Favourite Derby Moment: Discovering Derby.
Worst Injury: none, yet…
Life Outside Derby: Funeral Arranger, Mother, Lara Croft fan and Murder documentary addict.
Random Fact: A group of crows is called a “murder”
Derby number: 74mph
Where my derby name and number came from: I am not very creative so I went with some nice alliteration with my “nickname” and a number which is the speed wind needs to be doing to be classed as a hurricane.
Favourite derby moment: There are too many awesome times to pick just one! Buy me a few drinks and I will tell you all of them.
Worst derby injury: Concussion a couple of years ago. One of my own team booted me in the head with her skate.
Life outside derby: Mummy, provider of cake, slave to the furballs and low paid lackie.
Random fact: I once took a dead person a tray of food. It was an honest mistake, Guv! Never been so embarrassed in my life!
Peggy Peril: Solid A-team blocker & jammer Peggy Peril had a long-term injury but we hope she will return aboard the good ship Wench one day!!
Derby number: 57
Where my derby name came from: Peggy is my Great Grandmother. She is an absolute legend and I miss her very much.
Favourite derby moment: The list is endless. One that sticks out is being awarded MVP and getting NO MAJORS against London Batter C. I can’t even describe to you how that made me feel. A funny favourite moment was one of our first home games and a skater on opposite team decided to pester me during a power jam. She was much smaller than me and was trying really hard to knock me over. I let her carry on, looked over to our coach to which she shouted for me to hit her back. So I did. She was a pile on the floor. There’s a video on youtube and its pretty hilarious!
Worst derby injury: I had an absolute corker of a black eye! The funny thing is, I complimented a fellow derby skater spectator and her black eye before the game and I came home with one! It lasted for about 6 weeks and was pretty impressive. I had a lot of compliments on how much it suited me! I’ve also fractured my Coccyx OUCHHHHH! – I have video evidence of this moment and it makes my bum tense every time!
Life outside derby: This sport has driven me to succeed and has given me the confidence to believe in myself to help me start my own business. I revamp old, unwanted furniture and give each piece a rock ‘n’ roll twist!
Random fact: My older brother Perry plays for the Portsmouth Scurvy Dogs!
I also have a huge obsession with skateboarders and Elvis Presley.
Desmond: Des is the worst Wench ever for “retiring”.. I’m sure we will see her on track again when she is not studying hard or travelling the world!
Derby number: 14
Where my name and number came from: As freshmeat I was called Final Decimation a spin on Final Destination because if an accident can happen to someone it was always me! But as I am the least intimidating person to walk the earth it didn’t fit so LBRG christened me Desmond. The number was just a random pick.
Favourite moment: Aaah that’s such a hard one. Playing with the Bombers in 2012 skate odyssey in Gent was an epic experience and massive learning curve.
Worst derby injury: I crashed into a wall head first playing queen of the track. Hurt my neck and back and was out of action for about 8 weeks.
Life outside derby: a famous me quote is “I just love people” so I spend the majority of time and money outside of derby on maintaining friendships all over the world.
Random fact: minus a shoe I survived unscathed swimming across a lake full of alligators!
And more to come about these skaters who will forever be Wenches!…
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