And we’re back with another Skater Spotlight. For the month of April, we are spotlighting London Brawling. The hard hitting, brick wall blocker from the G.I. Janes, London once thought that derby wasn’t a real thing.This is no April Fool’s joke.
London and I sat down and talked about her derby experience and what she thought about derby when she first heard of it,
The punk rock loving London Brawling began her derby career as a very green skater, but didn’t stay that way for long. She instantly became a skater to watch as she made her way through our fundamentals program. London was quickly drafted to the G.I. Janes upon completing the program and immediately went to work establishing herself as a pivotal member of that team. This hard work resulted in London receiving the Rookie of The Year award for 2016. Twenty-seventeen looks to be another big year for London in the derby world.
London plays hard both on and off the track. An avid traveller, London has toured some of the most culturally rich places in Europe, and is currently on her second visit to London. London goes to London!!! And when she’s not travelling and playing derby, London is jamming on her electric guitar.
London Brawling is an absolute badass to have on the track, on your team of course, ( When she’s on the other team, well, she’s not so much of an asset. ) and a stellar league mate. We’re looking forward to seeing more from her in 2017.
The Dirty Deets
Derby Name: London Brawling
Derby #: 1979
Height/weight: 5’8″, 245 lbs
Position played: Blocker, occasionally pivot
Team (s) played for: GI Janes, Space Oddities
You can come watch London Brawling, and all your other favourite derby players, during our annual Lotus Invitational on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Doors open at 4pm. Tickets are 10$ at the door.