Dec 2014 29

Every month South Side Derby Dolls votes for our Member of the Month.

Member of the Month honours our volunteers for their hard work, commitment and general awesomeness.

Our December 2015 Member of the Month was All Time Low.

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All Time Low went to great lengths to make our Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser and our Christmas party BBQ a huge success. She is one of our dedicated volunteers that helps set up our tracks for training.  She is always smiling and has a contagiously encouraging attitude! All Time Low improves leaps and bounds every time she trains, consistently putting in 110%. We caught up with her and got to know this derby doll a bit better:

What 3 words describe roller derby to you?

Fun, tough and amazing.

Is there a story behind your derby name and number?

My derby name is actually a band that i really liked and it worked well because my last name is also Low. My number had been my lucky number since i was a kid

How did you get involved with roller derby?

Fat Lip Fanny saw an advert is the local paper and asked if I wanted to do it. But at that point I was only 17 so couldn’t. When I turned 18 we joined and I’ve been playing ever since.

Do you have a skating or sporting background?

I’ve always played sports – netball, basketball, soccer, baseball and softball.

But I had never skated in my life until the very first fresh meat training I had which was terrifying!

I was, and still sometimes am, a very socially awkward person and at my first training London Brawling came up to me and was like “Your name’s Kate, mine too! We can be partners” and since that moment I knew I had found the right sport. Not just because of the sport itself but also because of the amazing people involved. Everyone really does become a big family.

London Brawling is now one of my derby heroes – because she is one of the best skaters I first saw and she has been one of the people who have helped me the most in my time skating.

What do you think about when you’re lacing up your skates?

I think about the training session to come and what we might be learning next. Lacing up my skates is a good way to get out of the uni stress headspace and being able to focus on training headspace.

Do you have a theme song or a favourite inspirational quote?

I have a song that’s been a bit of a motivational song it’s Alex Day – “I know I’ve got what it takes”.

I don’t have superpowers, there’s no magic spell
But I remain faithful for things to go well
I’m not looking for miracles, at least for today
I know I’ve got what it takes

I also like to sing songs under my breath whilst doing 27 in 5 so I don’t know how tired I am.

Do you have a favourite Star Wars movie?

Oh dear, I’ve never seen Star Wars, sorry guys!

We’ll let you stay anyway. What’s your favourite thing about S2D2?

My favourite thing has to be the people!

Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and if you are having trouble with a particular skill everyone will help you until you get it!

Thanks All Time Low!

Sep 2014 29

August Member of the Month goes to THUG BUG!
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Thug is our Merch Queen! She organises to get our wonderful, shiny and sometimes glow in the dark merch to our events. Overseeing our merch minions team, and she does a fantastic job! [..]

Sep 2014 01

The member of the month for July goes to Big Kahuna!

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No one bleeds purple and teal more than Big Kahuna does! He is the brain child of the 5×5 Tournament. This competition has not only allowed our league to develop, but has helped other leagues in the region that aren’t big enough for a home season. He is our Vice President and does lots of things behind the scenes to keep things rolling (pun intended!). If you’ve been to one of our games, chances are you’ve heard him commentating. Because when he rocks the mic, he rocks the mic right!

As always, our wonderful sponsor Voodoo Doll Baby will be presenting you with a voucher for going above and beyond!

Photo credit: Peachy Keen

Jun 2014 01

Our Member of The Month for May is a tie! It goes to two very deserving members: De-Nominatior and Rollersaurus!
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De-Nominator works extremely hard organising all of our interleague bouts and scrimmages. She is also the awesome co-captain of The Empire. She stayed strong during a recent injury and continued to lead her team. Noms bleeds for this league. She coordinated a heap for our May the Fourth bouts and Tacos & Trivia Night, even cooking us churros! Noms is someone who’s slaved away for all of us for over 2 years and has never taken her foot off the pedal when she’s been forced to take her foot off skates.

Rollersaurus receives this honour for her amazing effort she put into making our Tacos & Trivia night a success! She not only worked hard behind the scenes getting the required licences we needed and creating a menu, she was the chef responsible for that amazing food you enjoyed on the night! Rollersaurus put her all into that event and was first on the scene and one of the last to leave, helping with all the set up and pack down.

Both our Members of the Month will receive an awesome prize from our amazing sponsor Voodoo Doll Baby

May 2014 02

Our member of the month for April … goes to Glen!
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Glen joined S2D2 at the start of this year but in that short time he’s volunteered in so many areas we’re losing count! He’s a valued NSO and a dedicated member of team M*A*S*H (our super important first aid crew!). During our Bathurst Bootcamp Glen was an invaluable pair of hands. Not only did he help with a lot of heavy lifting, cooking and running around, he wrangled some great prizes for our raffle, donated boxes (and boxes!) of fresh food for the members and bootcampers. Honestly, he helped out in too many ways to list! His positive can-do attitude makes him such a valued member of our league (and we’re pretty fond of UndertakeHer as well!)

As member of the month Glen receives a $20 gift voucher courtesy of Voodoo Doll Baby!

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