Attack of the B teams! Team Final Team Announcement…. Dublin Roller Derby!

Last but no means least here to stake their claim on the relic we welcome our sisters from the Emerald Isle, Dublin Roller Derby into the competition!



Dublin Roller Derby have grown in size and strength over the last few years seeing their A, B and C teams perform strongly both at home and abroad. This season has seen Dublin’s B team racking up some serious international experience with games against Barcelona Roller derby,  Rock City Rollers (Eindhoven), Rollergirls of the Apocalypse (Germany) and Roller Derby Caen, Roller Derby Rennes (France) and also a match up against Paris planned in the not too distant future! *Phew*


Photo credit – Manija (DRD)

So what makes the ladies in blue tick? We posted some questions to Crash Test Crummy to find out…

Name: Crash Test Crummy

Tell us about your team:

DRD B has been working hard and as a relatively newly formed team at the beginning of the year, has made huge progression throughout the season and we are really looking forward to showcasing what we have to offer in this tournament.


Photo credit – Manija (DRD)

On game day you will usually find me…

On the jammer line usually. Or having the craic with my team on the bench. Game days are the best!

Favourite training slogan/montage/motivational speech?

 “Talent being equal, players with a positive, optimistic attitude will outperform those with a negative, pessimistic one.”

And it’s gotta be…. ducks fly together!


Photo credit – Manija (DRD)

Who are you looking forward to matching up against today?

Seriously, every single team. But if I absolutely had to pick one then I guess it would be Rainy City as we played them last year but I didn’t make it to the game on time and was unable to play. It’s the only game I have not played since I joined the team so I guess this is my way of making up for that. Also it looked like a great game!

If you could have any celebrity/fictional character on your team, who would it be and why?

I think it would have to be Jeff Goldblum as we have a stretch named after him and also how awesome would that be! I can hear him trying to make sense of the madness of derby already!

It would go something like this:

What’s next for you?

Right now as a team we are focused on our remaining games for the season. We play Paris Roller Girls on the 17th of October which promises to be an exciting game, we have played them twice before and each won a game so this will be a very competitive one indeed. After that is the tournament full of fantastic teams to be played and then finally we  play Zurich Roller Girls in December.

More information and final pre-sale tickets are available here:

31st October-1st of November 2015 – Doug Ellis Sports Centre, 150 Wellhead lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY

Attack of the B Teams! Team Announcement – Rainy City Rollergirls!


We are pleased to announce that Rainy’s Tender Hooligans will be stepping up to the challenge and joining us on the 31st to battle it out for the title in…. Attack of the B Teams!

Rainy City Rollergirls


Rainy City are a household name in UK and European roller derby rankings. The ladies from Manchester have harvested some excellent results over the year across all 3 of their teams. In their trademark purple and white they skate far and wide pushing the boundaries of European Roller Derby and representing their city with pride.

Rainy City Rollergirls consists of the ‘All-stars’ (A), ‘Tender Hooligans’ (B) and ‘The Bet Lynch Mob’ (C).


Photo Credit – Felix Photography (taken from

We caught up with Kat Von Tease to find out some more about the Tender Hooligans:

Tell us about your team:

We have had a steady year, playing increasingly more challenging opponents as we grow together as a team.  Most recently we have played Auld Reekies b team.

We are the “feeder” team into the travel team which means that we are lucky enough to have several of our members train at a higher level and bring that back to the team, including some training with ex Gotham superstar Mick Swagger.

On game day you will usually find me…

Listening to cheesy music whilst the rest of the team listen to metal!

Favorite training slogan/montage/motivational speech?

Any/all of the Rocky movies.

Who are you looking forward to matching up against today?

Tiger bay to get a measure of them pre sur5al and Batter C because who doesn’t want to play them!

If you could have any celebrity/fictional character on your team, who would it be and why?

She Ra because not only is she powerful and fast but in that outfit I think she would distract the opposition!

What’s next for you?

Sur5al in November and a bit of a Christmas break :)

31st October – 1st of November, Doug Ellis Sports Centre, 150 Wellhead Lane, Birmingham

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Attack of the B Teams! Team Announcement… Tiger Bay and Central City!

There’s something a foot in the concrete jungle, the other animals are getting restless…..There have been reports of roars rolling over the hills and valleys… it must be time to introduce our next competitors…. Tiger Bay Brawlers!

Tiger Bay Brawlers


We are pleased to announce the return of Wales’ premier roller derby export, the mighty Tiger Bay Brawlers. Having laid out a campaign for #brawlerdomination for the past 3 seasons, Tiger bay leap from strength to strength in the rankings and continue to produce excellent results.


Photo credit Floyd King Photography

Tiger Bay’s B team boast an impressive track record and we are very excited to welcome them into the competition once again.

We caught up with Tiger Bay to find out some more about what makes these cats purr…

Name: Brock’n Roller  (Capt)

Tell us about your team:

 The Tiger Bay Brawlers B team have been playing since Oct 2011.  2015 has been a great year for us so far.  Highlights for us were taking part in our first European tournament (in Eindhoven) and our recent nail bitingly close win against London’s formidable Batter C Power!

On game day you will usually find me…

…rushing around making sure everyone in the team is where they’re supposed to be! On track my role is to be a supportive blocker (although I do like to try some cheeky offence too!)

 Favourite training slogan/montage/motivational speech?

My favourite slogan has to be Nike’s ‘Just Do It’.  Simple but effective!  And also our own slogan ‘B BOMBS SKATE TOGETHER’


Photo credit Floyd King Photography

Who are you looking forward to matching up against today?

It has to be Batter C Power again!  Every time we’ve met on track our games have been really close, and just last week we played them for the third time, and won by just 6 points!

If you could have any celebrity/fictional character on your team, who would it be and why?

I put this one out to the team, who came back with…

The Rock! He’s a machine and when you were losing focus he shouts ‘FOCUS!’ at you…but he also has the nicest smile..PLUS when you were sad he could give you the best firemans lift! (Nominated by Strizz)
Pikachu because he’s so in tune with the rest of his team – he also sacrifices himself for the good of it. He never gives up, is loyal and true to himself. He’s f&@king bad ass. (Nominated by Smash Ketchum)

and one more…
The Invisible Woman, because she would be an awesome jammer! (nominated by Nikilla)

What’s next for you?

This tournament is my last as captain, and I’ve been proud to lead the team throughout 2015.  We work together on our goals, and our key objectives have been to build on our strong teamwork, and look after each other. Everyone on this team is an inspiration to me, and I’m ridiculously proud of all of them!

Our next team little introduction, hailing from the depths of England’s mystical Midlands, our hosts are busy preparing the festivities, sharpening their skills and are ready to lay the gauntlet down for our visitors…. it’s none other than…

Central City Rollergirls


We caught up with Captain Skar Siren to find out a little more about CCR


Photo credit Floyd King Photography

Tell us about your team:

Taken from the mean streets of Birmingham, we have assembled a mix of experienced and new skaters for Central City’s second travel team. Like many before us, we’ve undergone various changes this season and introduced a whole host of new skaters who are ready to keep that b team passion burning. We recently met Hellfire Harlots B Team and played our first game in our current guise. It was a great experience and really inspiring to see the work the team had put in.

On game day you will usually find me…

…outwardly, in a state of zen like calm. Inwardly, wondering if everything is going to plan and running everything through my head about five times. As soon as that whistle goes though, I forget it all, and you’ll find me very happily blocking on the track.

Favorite training slogan/montage/motivational speech?

“Impossible is a dare”

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”


Who are you looking forward to matching up against today?

Honestly, everyone. Each team we asked, we asked because they’re impressive teams in their own right. I was part of the crew who chose these teams and I’m pretty excited they accepted.

If you could have any celebrity/fictional character on your team, who would it be and why?

Team England’s Illbilly, dressed as Wonder woman. Two for the price of one.

What’s next for you?

After the tournament, we will be winding down for the season and like a bear will go into hibernation. Afterwards, also like a bear, we’ll come back energised and fierce, ready to take on the world!

Tickets available at

31st October – 1st of November, Doug Ellis Sports Centre, 150 Wellhead lane, Birmingham.