Gaz skating for Team England Roller Derby
Kitty skating for Team England Roller Derby against our friends in Team Spain
Kitty and Gaz sweaty but happy after a Team England training
Started playing derby with the London Roller Derby in November 2006
- Was captain, skater, and coach of LRD's Travel Team, London Brawling.
- Skater and coaching committee with the England Women's Rollre Derby team.
- Started coaching LRD and guest coaching around the UK in 2007.
- Moved to Melbourne, Australia in July 2009 and joined the Victorian Roller Derby League
- Captain of the VRDL All Stars 2011/2012--Two-time winners of National Champs and first WFTDA ranked team in Oz
- Coached with VRDL, and freelance coach throughout Australia
- Moved back to London in September 2012 and re-joined London Roller Derby, skating with London Brawling and England Roller Derby, competing in WFTDA Championships and two World Cups.
- Bench Coached and Coached with Southern Discomfort Roller Derby (Men's Team)
- Coach with Women's Team England and Women's Team Italy
- Is still an LRD skater and coach, and freelance derby coach to this day.
- Rollerskate coach with Isle of Skating
- Is from Wellington, New Zealand
- Started skating with Richter City (Wellington, New Zealand) in 2009
- Skates for London Brawling and England national squad
- Owned and operated Aoteroller Derby Gear in New Zealand
- Moved to London in 2011 with plans to move to Berlin, but loved LRD too much to leave
- Is cool
The Double Threat Skates Story:
Once upon a time in 2013 there was a skater called Kitty Decapitate/Kristen Lee. She moved back to London after 3 years in Australia. Unsure of career aspirations, she had given herself 6 months to decide what she really wanted to do.
The idea of starting a skate shop floated around in her mind.
Introducing...Goregasm Ladyburger AKA Gaz.
Gaz owned a really successful online business, Aotearoller Derby Gear, in New Zealand for 2.5 years, and was a gardener. Kitty had been seeking her advice about opening a store and running ideas past her.
After meeting up in a gross greasy spoon cafe one cold Winter's morning, turns out that Gaz wasn't keen to continue her gardening job in Britain's cold climate, and so the crazy idea of joining forces started to fall into place.
And 2 months later they opened their store!
Even though they barely knew eachother, through a LOT of coffee drinking and with the help of their amazing league-mates the project just seemed to work out serendipitously at every turn.
And they both skated happily ever after!
We have some equally excellent staff that are here to help you and have just as much cool experience in roller derby and skating as we do.
Katpiss Neverclean (AKA: Kat): Kat joins us all the way from the snowy terrain of upstate New York, having played roller derby since she was born (she started playing junior derby when she was 13!) and now skates with Brawling of London Roller Derby. She has a background in figure skating and is also a skatepark dweller.
Trisha Smackinawa: London Brawling superstar jammer, resident sports science geek, American football player, and personal trainer.
Elsie (AKA Elsiemerollin'): park and derby skater, skate coach! Elsie is our little (tall!) ray of sunshine who is a joy to watch skate!
Lily: Another junior turned adult derby hero! Lily started derby back in 2012 with the Eastbourne Newbournes, went on to represent Team GB in the 2018 juniors world cup, skated for Brighton Rockers, and now skates with Brawl Saints of London Roller Derby!