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Under the Helmet

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Nickname: Hulk Smash

Position: Linebacker, QB

Occupation: Chippy

Why did you start playing Gridiron?: Got roped in by a friend not wanting to go alone to have a look..

When did you start playing Gridiron?: 2017

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I can play the bagpipes!

What would you say to someone who is considering join the Valkyrie Family?: "It's a lot of fun and you get to tackle people!"

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Nickname: Twerkmeister

Position: Right/Left Guard, Defensive End, Outside Linebacker, Slot Receiver

Occupation: Stay at home mum and carer

Why did you start playing Gridiron?: A gym buddy nagged me until I came down to try it & the rest is history!

When did you start playing Gridiron?: 2019

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I've sailed over half of WA's coastline on the tall ship STS Leeuwin II

What would you say to someone who is considering join the Valkyrie Family?: "Just come down and give it a go: you have nothing to lose, but a whole community of friends and family to gain. And it's just a tonne of fun to play!"

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Nickname: Win, Winnie, B2, Winston, Chicken Wing....

Position: Guard/ D Line

Occupation: Bar Manager

Why did you start playing Gridiron?:  Kat from Lambda Academy handed me a sign up form in the middle of a PT session!

When did you start playing Gridiron?: This Year!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I have to triple check the doors are locked at the pub before I can leave happy.

What would you say to someone who is considering join the Valkyrie Family?: Do it! The whole team is amazing and friendly. Plus, it's great to learn something different and everyone is so helpful!

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Nickname: Billie

Position: Wide Receiver / Corner

Occupation: Physiotherapist / Exercise Physiologist/ Business Owner

Why did you start playing Gridiron?: Kat Rumbold!

When did you start playing Gridiron?: This Year!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: Nothing to see here!

What would you say to someone who is considering join the Valkyrie Family?: You have to give everything a go.. at least once. You just never know, you may just love it!

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Nickname: Kiavy/Mary/Mr. Muscle (I was use to be quite strong when I was younger)

Position: Slot / Corner

Occupation: N/A

Why did you start playing Gridiron?: I recently moved to Mundaring and found a poster at the supermarket that they were looking for players, I had to google what sport it was but it looked fun, the logo was cool so I gave it a go!

When did you start playing Gridiron?: About 6 weeks ago

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: Whenever I go and do the shopping I need to visit ALL the supermarkets in the area. Don't send me to buy milk, I would disappear for hours..

What would you say to someone considering playing for the Valkyries: Come down and have a crack, we are an awesome bunch of people, there is a spot for everyone in the team and it is a good way to get rid of your anger!!!

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Nickname: Milf, Amos

Position: Centre

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Why did you start playing gridiron: the lovely Willems family talked me round to come to training and I haven't stopped since

When did you start playing gridiron: Last year

Interesting fact about yourself: I'm double jointed? I also love Karaoke!

What would you say to someone considering playing for the Valkyries: Do it! You won't regret it. We will be your family

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Nickname: Frosty
Position: Slot / D-Line
Occupation: Jeweller
Why did you start playing gridiron: Because Kat asked if I had a lot of aggression and if I wanted to smack people haha! I kept playing because it was something really great to build self esteem, courage, self worth, keep motivated, belong to something awesome.
When did I start playing gridiron: This year
Interesting fact about me: I’m a soon to be divorced woman who lives in a caravan park, play saxamaphone in a pub, I melt gold for a living, smack up women for fun and have an awesome boyfriend. What would you say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: Valkyries recruits-be like Nike… just do it 😜

Nickname: O or Ollie
Position: Guard, O line
Occupation: Admin fifo
Why did you start playing gridiron:
A good friend encouraged me to try out- ive been hooked ever since.
When did you start playing gridiron:
Last season!
What would I say to someone considering joining the Valkyries:
JUST DO IT!!! Its more than just football!! 🏈

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Name: Jacqueline Taylor
Nickname: Jac, Taylor, JT
Position: A bit of everything!
Occupation: WesTrac Sales & Business Owner
Why did you start playing gridiron: So my badass, world-class-athlete friend talked me around on it. It’s just that I’m NOT a world-class-athlete! 😆✌🏼But seriously, I’m loving it! 🏈
When did you start playing gridiron: I haven’t (yet)! 🤭
Interesting fact about yourself: I’m pretty much a carnivore (for health reasons).
What would you say to someone considering playing for the Valkyries: Being more of a “do” than a “say” kind of person, I’d suggest that they come down and have a look for themselves! It’s so much FUN!

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Name: Meg O’Hare
Nickname: Speilberg
Position: Wide Receiver/Slot/Safety
Occupation: Paramedic
Why did I start playing gridiron: Because Caitlyn bullied me into it, now I love it
When did I start playing gridiron: This year
Interesting fact about me: I once won a years supply of easy mac
What would you say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: Just do it, it’s a lot of fun 🤘🏼

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Name: Natasha Warne
Nickname: Bambi/Tash
Occupation: Year 12 student/part time waitress
Position played: Cornerback/Quarterback/Wide Receiver
Why did you start playing gridiron: I did a gridiron unit at high school and kicked everyone’s butts so my teacher recommended me to the local team and I’ve never looked back
When did you start playing gridiron: 2019
Interesting fact about yourself: For my graduation I’ve been voted most blonde, future Margot Robbie and prettiest eyes 😂 and I’m hyper mobile!
What would you say to someone considering playing for the Valkyries:
Take that step and come down to play, you will not regret it. Since joining my family and friendship circle has expanded and I wouldn’t change it for a thing. Also you get to smash people

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Name: Jacalyn Veza
Nickname: Jac Jac
Position: Wide Receiver /Safety
Occupation: Visual merchandiser, wanna be Insta model, Snack b*tch to a tiny human.
Why did you start playing gridiron: my neighbour was offering an escape from my tiny human.
When did you start playing: about 10 weeks ago.
Interesting fact about me: I am currently living in a caravan with a 3 year old on 6 acres, while we build our dream home and back in my younger days I was featured in Zoo magazine.
What would I say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: Our team is A diverse bunch of women who are all absolutely crazy, come for the laughs, stay for the family.

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Name: Vicky Tiddy
Nickname: Tids/Tiddy
Position: safety or wherever needed!
Occupation: fulltime Trade assistant part time prison officer 👮
Why did you start playing gridiron: caitlyn inboxed me, I just said yes straight away so i wouldnt back out ✌️
When did you start playing: only one game in! ❤️
Interesting fact about me: Left hander, adhd so a lil crazy and out there. Love animals!!!
DO NOT LIKE CHOCOLATE 🍫 😜
What would I say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: 💯
whats not to love? Great people, inviting, you get to learn more about a totally underrated sport in Aus, our teams a bunch of legends with heart and you get to hit a b*tch 😉😂✌️

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Name: Jordan Buckle
Nickname: Jords
Position: Guard
Occupation: Weighbridge Attendant
Why did you start playing grid iron: Something to get me out the house and get some mum rage out
When did you start playing grid iron: This season
Interesting fact about yourself: I'm a hobby addict. As soon as I master something I'm over it and need to learn something new. My house is full of my craft/hobby past times.
What would you say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: Do it! It's a great bunch of people and great fun!

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Name: Rebecca Peppiatt
Nickname: Bec/Becca
Position: D-line
Occupation: journalist
Why did you start playing grid iron: I wrote an article for the local paper on the Valkyries starting up and when I went to take some photos the girls were so lovely and talked me into having a go.
When did you start playing grid iron: about 2 months ago.
Interesting fact about yourself: I'm extremely impulsive! 2 years ago I sold everything I owned and bought a caravan and pulled my kids out of school to travel around Australia for a year with the dog!
What would you say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: dont do it. They will suck you in and you will never leave. It's like a cult. 😆 I'm kidding. I came for the social life and am weirdly starting to love this game that I knew absolutely nothing about before!

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Name: Kat
Nickname: The Terminator
Position played: Linebacker, Running back
Occupation: Currently a bum
Why did you start playing: Crazy dude walked into my gym and asked. His names Mike (@shoptruck1 😂)
When did you start playing: 2019
Interesting fact: I lift heavy things for fun
What would you say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: I hate team sports but I really love gridiron. There’s a position for every fitness level and body type. Give it a go and if you don’t like it I’ll buy you a round after.

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Name: Fleur
Nickname: Other than limpy… 😂 I don’t have one yet
Position: D-line / Linebacker
Why did I start playing?: To try something new, to get me out of my comfort zone
When did I start playing: 2021
Interesting Fact: I’m the first on the dance floor and the last to leave 🕺
What would you say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: It’s not as intimidating as you may think! It’s rewarding and exciting! And there is great joy in sacking the QB 😂🏈

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Name: Jane
Nickname: JR
Position: Lineman / Safety
Why did I start playing?: My friend asked me along to try it out, I wanted to achieve greater strength and fitness, while playing a clever game.
When did I start playing: 2021
Interesting Fact: I was once a black belt, and Australasian women’s middle weight title holder!
What would you say to someone considering joining the Valkyries: You get to crash into people, loads of laughter & fun, and the team are some of life’s best people.

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