When did you start Derby?
My derby journey started in August 2015 when my wife asked me to go and watch to see how well she was doing at GCD training. Watching turned into blowing whistles, timing penalties, washing bibs and generally helping the team out in anyway that would make their lives easier.
Where did your name come from?
The Fat Can’t Roller was an easy choice since I’ve worked on the railway for nearly 10 years. Plus I’m not exactly slight which means it works on two levels. My number is 319 because that is the number of the first train I ever drove ( yes it’s sad and no I’m not a train spotter)
What’s your favourite/worst injury?
My favourite derby moment has to be LUM-ing Rebellion for the first time when we played LRR B. We came away with a great victory, everyone played really well and I felt that I did a good job, even if I’ve still got a lot to learn. I also got to work with my wife as she was playing that day which made the whole thing extra special. Most importantly I really enjoyed working with The Rebels and Blitz.
When you are not being a badass on track, what pays the bills?
I’ve worked on the railway since I was 21 as a train driver. It’s not as glamorous as most people think and my shifts mean that I miss training sometimes but it does pay the bills and pay for my wife’s derby skates and kit.
What is your derby goal for this year?
My derby goal for the year is to learn as much as I can about LUMing and benching, so I can be the very best I can be for my team. A great derby girl once told me ” There is always something new to learn in derby”, and I totally believe that.
Give us a random fact about you…
I am a huge rugby fan and when the rugby world cup was held in England in 2015 I went to 19 games in 6 weeks.