Travel Team

Whackers
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Whackers

Player Bio

Favourite on-track position?

Jammer

Why did you get involved with roller derby?

Long story short, a friend got me to go to roller dance in Leeds. I was terrible on skates, so she persuaded me to go to roller derby, and I’ve loved it ever since!

The best thing about being a Cat is…

The community. I absolutely love these girls (and guys). I know they have my back, and we are all so happy for each other when someone nails a skill or pushes their boundaries, on or off track. Someone said recently that it felt like they had “found their tribe”, and I couldn’t describe it any better.

Tell us about yourself

I’m a massive geek, and not in a cool way – off track, I love Radio 4, Torchwood, RuPaul’s Drag Race and knitting!

What would you say to someone thinking of starting roller derby?

Do it! It’s no over statement to say it’s changed my life. I’ve never been sporty – I was the last kid to get picked at school for everything – but I’ve found a team and a sport where there is a place for everyone regardless of size, shape and lifestyle. Everyone is accepted for who they are, and their unique talents. It’s given me a confidence I never knew I had, and the best friends I’ve ever known.