Started skating: November 2010
Position: OPR, SK and PBT
Your derby hero/heroine: I met Umpire Strikes Back at WFTDA Officials Clinic in Newcastle a few years ago. I loved it when he said, ” If you’re on time you’re late, if you’re early you’re on time”.
Career highlight so far: Best moment so far has to be being Head Referee for the first game of Womens Tier 4 North in 2015 at Preston Roller Girls home ground. Felt great after being at PRG from the very beginning in 2010.
What’s the origin of your derby name?: As in Anneka Rice from Treasure Hunt and Challenge Anneka in the 80s, but if she’d had a hard life and made bad choices!
Had any serious injuries: MCL tear, 2/3 of the length of the ligament. It’s why I gave up wheely smack and became an official.
Hobbies/interests outside of derby: I like refereeing because I’ve always loved to shout and I find order soothing. I was the Air Cadets first female Adult Warrant Officer Drill Instructor in the North West of England, which is where I first found my love of shouting!
One thing most people don’t know about me: I’m actuality really shy, which surprises people sometimes because I can be quite bubbly and friendly at times.