Skate Number: 21
Involved with NRG since: 11 April 2010, Their first ever bout … as I reffed it . Joined the club Nov 2010 when I moved to Newcastle.
Positions: Upright and skating about 95% of the time
Likes: Green, Real Mini’s, Books, making a mess, Glen Moreangry(when he’s behaving)!
Dislikes: Tidying up, mess, Injuries, homework, Burpies, Glen Moreangry (when he’s misbehaving!).
How did you get into Roller Derby?
In feb 2007 I got a Myspace add (OLD SKOOL) from RollerDerbyScotland who turned out to be Pistol Panties (fair city). Went along to the first ever meeting in Aberdeen. 4 folk turned up, only me and pistol still skate. … and at that point we didnt’. We bought skates and started learning in a car park with my mate Frostie trying to teach us on quads, while he zoomed about on his blades. Eventually we moved into a hall, and i started training on a monthly basis in Edinburgh with ARRG. Eventually moved to Newcastle in 2010 due to my boyfriend refusing to move to Aberdeen, and I’ve never looked back.
Who do you admire most the in the roller derby world?
Too many to name. My biggest love is for all those who worked hard from the start, and are still here many years on. Too many flash in the pan stars who disappear after being awesome for 5 min. However I really admire folk like Kamikaze Kitten and Stefanie Mainey who have helped develop derby through the UK, supporting teams by coaching as far north as Aberdeen. Its the support from people like them who really help make this one of the fastest growing sports today. … and they still have time to train and play at world class level!
What is your proudest derby moment?
Oooh too many to count. I get a buzz out of coaching, so seeing someone you have helped coach early on, reaching high hights is awesome! (Wasted, I love you!) Personal glory though, was getting to scrim in a team with Kamikaze Kitten and Scald Eagle at a bootcamp. Uberfan moment! Team Powder Lust FTW!
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
I dont’ have any… cos I learned early on, that dating Mr Moreangry, you will spend too much of your life embarrassed so it’s better to hold your head high and just get on with it!
What do you get out of being involved with Newcastle Roller Girls?
It’s a roller coaster! Watching folk come and go as life or injury get in the way, can be difficult. However the new friends are awesome. Goals keep changing, which keeps it interesting and new. New skills and support in learning is fantastic as are the new ideas for fitness and learning. It all helps keep everyone striving for the next best tactic/skill ever! which makes NRG the best derby club ever!!!