Transfer, Training, and Time Out: Tenacious V’s Year with the Belles

When you hear people talk about their Derby Family, you picture a team, they train together, they might socialise together and they support each other in their derby lives.


One year ago I stepped into the training hall for Hell’s Belles, and I’ve never looked back. I came to Hertfordshire Roller Derby as a transfer from a different league. I wanted to change my training and be in a more competitive environment, and straight away I knew I had found what I was looking for. I started out on the intermediate track, and that first session,… Well, I came away very sweaty! There was a good strong mix of skills and endurance. I was buzzing! (On the inside at least – I was too shy to even pay my subs myself, I got someone to do it for me!) Continue reading “Transfer, Training, and Time Out: Tenacious V’s Year with the Belles”

TanShee Scream on Passing her Minimum Skills

tanshee scream and bulldoze her

The start of my roller derby journey was pretty random, I had gone ice skating back in January 2015 which reminded me of how much I used to love the feeling of ice skating as a kid and throughout my teens. I was never able to do anything fancy, pretty much just go forward and slow down enough to stop without crashing into the sides of the rink. I did complete a basic ice skating course in my twenties with one of my best mates, but hadn’t done any skating since.   Continue reading “TanShee Scream on Passing her Minimum Skills”

From Graphics Badger to Honey Badger – Husslepuff on Fresh Meat & Beyond


Since signing up to do fresh meat in July of last year, my life has been the most intense adventure, I have been nervous and at times scared, but I have also felt excitement and sheer joy. I have seen how far I can push myself and with the help of others I have seen that I could still push further. I feel that I am a better person since signing up, rebuilding myself and becoming a person that I like a lot more! Continue reading “From Graphics Badger to Honey Badger – Husslepuff on Fresh Meat & Beyond”