New Wheeled Order
Started skating: February 2010
Position: New Wheeled Order’s Pivot
Previous league: I skated with The Skateful Dead for a year.
Favourite skate gear: In my opinion your helmet is the most important part of your skate kit. Closely followed by skates. I have been through a few (6 pairs) of skates but finally found some I love. I skate on custom Riedell 1065 with Arius plates. If anybody would be to ask me what skates, I would definitely recommend these.
Your derby hero/heroine: My derby hero is Damn. Not only is he an integral part of my league and a great skater, he also got to captain his country in the MRDWC 2016. His skate skills and determination pushes me to be a better skater and a better player.
Career highlight so far: I have a couple of highlights from my career, including topping the Tier 2 British Champs and winning a gold medal. But also my first ever game played for NWO. There was one part of the game where the jam ended and me and U-Go came careering towards each other and ended in a head on collision. It sent my head into a spin but I looked up and noticed U-Go on the floor. It was something I never thought would happen. We both laugh about it to this day.
What is the origin of your derby name? My name started as Scooby Zoom as a play on the obvious. I had a few names in mind but I didn’t know what to go for. As I started as a ref, I thought I’d go for something silly.
Have you had any serious injuries? Where do I start…..I have dislocated my shoulder a few times and broken my ribs 5 times. I also tore the ligaments in my ankle 5 minutes into England Men’s Roller Derby tryouts. I’m pretty sure this won’t be the end of the list as we continue to play.
Hobbies/interests outside of roller derby: I don’t really have time for hobbies outside derby as 5 nights a week is taken up by the 3 teasm I play for and manage. Between being line up manager for our very own Checkerbroads, coach and bench for the Halifax Bruising Banditas and skating for New Wheeled Order, I have no time for anything else.
One thing people don’t know about you: When it comes to things people know about me, I’m pretty much an open book. I’m a joiner and play roller derby haha.
Skater page: www.facebook.com/scoobyzoom