3 BATWANWhen did you first get involved with Roller Derby?

What’s your Derby story?
I found the league in 2015 after being dragged along to Intake day by one of my friends.
I went for a laugh with no real expectations or desire to take up a sport but after one session, I wanted more! I went through mins, finally passed and started bouting with the league.

I loved this part of my journey, finally being able to play and find my place on track felt so good. I played in 2 British Championship seasons, a load of mixed scrims and friendly’s and I loved every second.

I then suffered a really nasty break (unrelated to Roller Derby) and unfortunately, after a long debate with myself, decided it was time to hang up my skates and focus on my career. I still continue to be an active member of the league. I am an advanced coach, I fill the role of bench on game days and I do a lot of social media for the league.

What’s in your kit bag?
Fox Whistle, Black Sharpie marker pen and a loud voice!

If you could describe DRD in four words what would they be?
Supportive, Family, Empowering, Challenging

Durham Roller Derby - Body Confidence

Favourite Action Shot:
It was a really rewarding feeling taking part in this photo. Being surrounded by a supportive community of empowering women has really helped me develop as a person.