Involved with NRG since: September 2009, I still can’t believe it’s been that long!
Positions: Jammer, Blocker
Likes: Sunshine, dinosaurs, flamingos, clean bed sheets, vodka and dressing up
Dislikes: Rain, faffers, arguing, Keira Knightley, long coach trips, sitting in the sin bin
How did you get into Roller Derby?
I ran into a friend on a night out and she told me all about roller derby and how I should come along and try it, I did and I’ve been there religiously ever since. I think I joined about three months after NRG was formed.
Who do you admire most the in the roller derby world?
There’s so many different people I admire for different reasons. On an aspirational level it’s probably going to be Stefanie Mainey from London Roller Girls, she’s such a double threat, and she’s always effective on track no matter what she’s doing. For sheer commitment to the cause, it’s got to be Gin and Sonic, always at practice, always present, always trying something new! And from a squishy point of view, my brother, Sixty Quad Bit who plays for Tyne and Fear, he’s come so far out of his shell through roller derby, it makes me very happy.
What is your proudest derby moment?
Probably either my first apex jump against the Nottingham Hellfire Harlots, in March 2013 in the final jam no less haha. Or being part of the line up when we played Granite City Roller Girls in November 2012 that took us from being four points down going into the final jam, to winning by three points. It was made all the more mighty ducks like by the fact I’d been benched for most of the second half for too many penalties! It made me feel so good that my team believed in me enough to let me have the star during that jam after everything that had happened in the game.
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
Probably when during the aforementioned jam against GCRG the jammer panty flew off my head and I had to follow the pack round for a whole lap to retrieve it! Or when I was coming back on from the sin bin during an early days black vs white match and gave my jammer who was not in the pack a whip and got sent straight back to the bin! Tres embarrassing.
What do you get out of being involved with Newcastle Roller Girls?
I get fun, a challenge to focus my energies into, and the most unbelievable support network you could ever imagine. It also gives me somewhere to focus my competitive nature, I think I’d drive my real life friends nuts otherwise!