Skater Profile: Roll Darl #85

1) When did you join CCR and why?
I joined CCR in March 2014. I’d had 2 succession of house mates (CCRs Tenacity/Nass and later Dana Scurry of CCR/Team Ireland/Rainy City fame. At the time, I was just sick of stinky pads drying on my bathroom radiators but eventually they wore me down. It seemed like a good way to make friends, the gym is so antisocial!

2) Favourite Derby memory?
Skating in Colorado for Mayday Mayhem was pretty awesome (the post tournament hot tubs, white water rafting and horse riding were pretty amazing too!) Getting to skate a high jammer rotation at Brit Champs Tier 1 finals recently and winning an actual medal is going up there in my top memory list.

3) Which position do you play?
I am a jammer.

4) Derby hero?
I’m not very savvy with the famouses in derby world but my derby heros are the women I skate with – people who wrangle 3 children and then come to block the hell out of a practice, the skaters who drive an hour and a half to practice 3 times a week, those coming back after injury to be stronger than ever and those just generally kicking ass!

5)Derby goals?
I’ve tried to have derby goals at the start of each season. Some of those I haven’t always achieved so I’ve had to readjust things. But I have also achieved some milestones too, including skating in USA and Brit Champs. I’m also really chuffed that our B team has been unbeaten this season so far. Current derby goals is to jam at the continental cup in October!

6) Most embarrassing derby moment?
Have you seen me jam? Every moment is an embarrassing derby moment! Flails

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Skater Profile: Brooks #63

1) When did you join CCR and why?
Summer 2016. I wanted the opportunity to learn from coaches and players I’d spent a long time looking up to, as well as being able to push myself against tougher opposition.

2) Favourite Derby memory?
Opening the email saying I’d made the England top 60 in 2014.

3) Which position do you play?
Over the years I’ve done them all but enjoying settling in as a jammer at CCR.

4) Derby hero?
Rogue Runner, not just for her incredible athleticism and positive approach to the game but for spending so much time helping me to develop as a player in the early days.

5)Derby goals?
To develop alongside CCR’s incredibly strong and deep jammer rotation to pull more and more of weight season by season.

6) Most embarrassing derby moment?
That Dolly Rockit Roller’s “Baby one more time” video. Fortunately, I get to keep reliving it.