4 CLAIRELY PSYCHOWhen did you first get involved with Roller Derby?

What’s your Derby story?
I was in the middle of a mid life crisis when I bought some roller skates from eBay. Facebook then started sending me notifications of games in the area. On a boring old Saturday in May I decided to go to a game. I walked into the Walker Dome in Newcastle to be surrounded by people with multi coloured hair, tattoos, piercings and I knew immediately I had found my people. After watching the game I was absolutely in awe and determined to find a league I could join. I wouldn’t take no for an answer, turned up to sessions and went through fresh meat on my own. I passed min skills by the September 2015 and was playing my first rookie bout in the October 2015

What’s in your kit bag?
My kit from head to toe- S-one helmet, sisu mouth guard, 187 Pro elbows and wrists, TSG knee pads. My skates are beaten up Bonts on an Avenger plate with super ball toe stops and a combination of Rolline Gladiator 95s and Halos 92s

If you could describe DRD in four words what would they be?
Committed, Competitive, Courageous, Inclusive