Started skating: Feb 2012
Position: Blocker, Jammer, Pivot
Career highlight so far: Winning a “Made of Steel” certificate after a bout against North Wales in 2015. That was a painful day.
Height: 5’2″ off skates
What’s the origin of your derby name? Cornish Knockers are small, mischievous mine-dwelling spirits. They like to play practical jokes, but can be appeased by an offering of the last bite of a tasty pasty. They have been known to give warnings of impending doom, but never get on the wrong side of a Knocker or it might lure you deeper into danger…
Have you had any serious injuries? I’ve been off-skates twice, after concussion and a back injury.
What are your hobbies/interests outside roller derby? I like to take time out from bashing people to play the piano, knit, crochet, sew, and nerd out about history and etymology. My weekend job as a Costumed Interpreter involves me pretending to be a Victorian housemaid working in a big country house. I scurry around the house in a mob cap with my duster at the ready, chatting to people and complaining about Housemaid’s Knee*.
One thing people don’t know about you? I used to sing tenor with a small amateur singing group. Our shining moment of glory was winning the Egbert Mudge Cup at the Bournemouth Music Festival in 2008. It turns out that Egbert Mudge was the last person in Bournemouth to wear spats. What a dude. Also, I can lick my own elbow.