By granitecityrollerderby, Jun 15 2018 04:24PM
Today we meet another brand new Fight Hawk ahead of Quad Cup in Portugal.
Here's what #20 Ash had to say about her derby career so far, and how she's feeling about the tournament.
How did you get into roller derby?
I was originally looking at roller figure skating but Aberdeen doesn’t have anything like that. One of my
work colleagues had went to the roller derby newbies before she got pregnant and she told me about it and I looked it up, went to the intake day and I was hooked. Haven’t looked back.
How long have you been skating?
I’ve been skating for two and a half years but have had sections of breaks due to holidays and going offshore.
What's your favourite thing about derby?
I love the people in derby. I love how no one judges you by the way you look or by who you are as a person, the only thing that matters is that you love derby.
Do you have a preferred position on track?
I like being brace if I can when in a blockers role. This is mainly because I like to look at what’s coming. However I don’t mind all other positions.
How are you feeling about your first game?
I’m pretty nervous I will somehow let the team down. However I know I will give it my all and I will enjoy this experience. I’m mainly looking forward to bonding as a team and getting to know people not just from a roller derby point of view. However I think my main challenge will be keeping hydrated, Portugal is HOT!
Good luck to all the Fight Hawks this weekend, have all the fun and do all the things (and stay hydrated!)
The first photo in this post is courtesy of Brianbat Photography.
All othe photos are courtesy of David Prentice Photography.