It’s a rather exciting month in Scottish roller derby – the World Cup has just passed, Camp Elite UK is later this week, and Miracle Whips is making her way to Orkney the week after that!
It’s also the month that our baby skater, #262 Dead or Red turns 18, and officially becomes old enough to play games! We’re hoping to get a Helgin game organised so she can play in our colours before she swans off to Uni and leaves us, after her birthday bumps, of course!
What better way to start the month of her birthday, than featuring in our Skater Spotlight!
What is your day job?
A waitress in the summer, but currently a retail assistant.
What do you do for fun (other than derby)?
I do illustration and art as much as possible! I also do some hiking and camping through explorer scouts.
What is your dream holiday destination?
Canada! I love the landscapes.
What is your specialist skill? (On skates or off)
Drawing! I’m currently trying to get into art school so I can put it to good use.
What attracted you to join roller derby?
The movie Whip It. I’ve seen it so many times, and I was so delighted to find a local team.
What’s your top tip for those just starting roller derby?
Don’t hold back! And trust your skates! Falling never hurts as much as you’d think.
Which derby player do you look up to/ most aspire to be like?
Scald Eagle of Denver Roller Derby, because she’s tall just like me, and absolutely rocks it!
One positive thing roller derby has brought to your life:
I’m so much more confident now compared to 2 years ago, and I find it a lot easier to talk to new people
What is your proudest derby moment to date?
Passing my laps after a year and a half. It had become the bane of my existence, and I was so excited to finally get it done!
Roller derby to you, in three words:
Crazy bruised fun!