Name: ‘Real’ Name:
Beverley ‘Bambi’ Teasdale
Where did Derby name come from?
In honour of the fallen Han Solo
How long have you been skating for?
Since Sept 2016… Give or take.
What position do you play?
Pivot is my goal. I will jam off the jam line if everyone is injured or if the opposition are tired or like the crowd has lost interest haha!
How did you find out about Roller Derby?
I wanted to do roller derby since a drunken dream with my best friend. I really wanted it to happen! Two years later I made friends with Squeak and she told me about the intake and Bam Solo was born
What is your favourite thing about Roller Derby?
Being part of a family, the escapism, being accepted as you are, potty mouth, fury and no filter included!
Which team or skater do you most look up to?
Outside of our team Sammy Rizzle from Rainy City blew my mind at bootcamp, she’s so fast and sparkly!
What’s the best game you have ever watched?
I’ve seen so many now! St Louis vs Bridgetown was insane but for me the best game still is Tyne and Fear vs New Wheeled Order when TnF took the win! Everyone was on their feet at the end going wild – it was my first ever mens game and I didn’t know what to expect, it was also the game that got our PRINCESS wanting to play!
What would you say to anyone who is considering signing up for fresh meat?
Roller Derby makes you a warrior version of yourself and who doesn’t want to be a warrior?? You become mentally and psychically stronger in no time at all.