Derby Name: Phanny


Playing since: 

2010, started bouting in 2011 with the Northern Fights.


Teams played for:



First bout: 

I think it was against the Dolly Rockit Rollers in Leicester.


How did you get into roller derby?



Favourite derby moment:

Captaining a charity bout of mixed skaters.


Most embarrassing derby moment:

I’m not easily embarrassed, as most of the team probably know.


How did you choose your derby name and number?

I chose 36 as it is my favourite (wish I could say lucky) number.


What advice would you give to anyone interested in trying roller derby?

Give it a go! Don’t be embarrassed about falling. We all fall on our bums at some point.


What's your favourite thing about GCRD?

I feel really accepted within my team!


Pre-game rituals:

I wouldn’t say I have one. I do enjoy some pineapple on bout day though.


Any skaters that inspire you?

There are so many skaters who inspire me, but especially in the Fights!


What would you do differently if you were starting out today?

Stop being so hard on yourself! I still slip into that frame of mind sometimes, but I’m much better at ignoring that voice now!!


Skate set-up:



Derby goals:

To work on my track voice and agility


Hobbies outside of GCRD:

Watching crime shows and talking to my cat!