We Live! We Love! We SLAY!
Babes Of Brutality – Salmo, BC
The Babes of Brutality are a team of unruly, headstrong women made up of artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, social workers, mothers, teachers, heavy duty mechanics, nurses and witches. Each member is like a “She Wolf” running through the dark woods with her team mates as a pack.
The Babes like to skate hard and have a lot of heart. The taste for blood on the track can make us lose our heads sometimes. We like to play roller derby! We like to skate fast and hit hard. We are impressed by good strategy and will steal it for our own! The Babes have no coach, so our approach on the track is like the rules of the woods; a little anarchy and chaos, but ultimately tight as a wolf pack. Our first season was like a rainbow and a lightning storm in the winter. This season (our second) was like an endless hunt across the dark tundra, complete with hungry and sleepless nights. We look forward to the bounty of the third season’s Spring to come!
We consider ourselves the Original Gangsters (being the first team in the league).
We have a bit of a brutal reputation – outspoken and hard to control.
We respect and trust each other.
We are supportive of each other and take a collaborative approach to running our team; everyone’s opinion counts.
We fight but still love each other!
Highlights of 2012:
During 2012 we developed a lot! So many things happened this year… Our first skater ejection during a bout, Skater Relations had to put our number on speed dial, we kept a pregnant team mate on our roster just so she could skate after she gave birth and ate the placenta. We coalesced as a team like never before. Our limits were tested, both physically and psychologically.
Getting Sensei Maul-Ya back after her serious injury last season stands out.
The Roller Derby World Cup was streamed live in Salmo.
We saw our talented team and league mates skate in the Western Regionals in Nelson.
Challenge of 2012:
One of our founding members and most influential teammates “Beretta Lynch” moved away mid season. This was a loss that we felt as a team and certainly as a league. This forced us to play one of our hardest games of the season as a new entity. We continued throughout the season to reform our identity. Not having a coach has also been a challenge.