What She Says:
One more thing, One more time.
– Taken from Paralympian Josh Sundquist
What They Say:
Karl Largerfilled from Rainy City Rollergirls once said that Pinkie was the best NSO he had worked with.
I was sitting in a pub and saw a flyer for a bout, it seemed like something cool and different, so I went a long and really enjoyed watching it. But I knew that I had to be a part of it too. After seeing my first bout, I googled and found an advert for CCR on gumtree. I replied, and the rest is history! It sounds corny, but I loved the welcoming people that I met at CCR. I came for the derby names and fishnets, but stayed for the fun and friendship.
Is there a story behind you name and number?
When I joined CCR I had pink hair, and wanted to have a name that incorporated that. The 33 comes from a close friend’s favourite number.
Spread the love! Who do you admire in the World of Derby?
Fox Sake of London Roller Girls. Firstly, she has a derby name that still makes me chuckle, secondly because of her great skating and blocking skills, and thirdly because she is a great NSO as well as a player.
What is your ultimate Derby goal?
I have two. I would like to achieve NSO certification. I feel that it is important to raise the standards in NSOing, and not just have newbies who have never seen a bout, or injured skaters performing NSO roles because there is no-one else to fill them. Many of these roles require deep knowledge of the rules, and the ability to keep calm and focused in what can be an intense and stressful situation. Gaining the certification is one way of showing the derby community that CCR takes NSOing as seriously as we take a skating and refereeing.
My second goal would be to pass minimum skills!
What’s your top tip for bout/practice preparation?
I like to make sure that I travel with spare pens and a clipboard. You never know when they might come in handy!
Favourite pre-bout meal?
Porridge! Sounds crazy, but if you are NSOing a double header, you can be kept busy for hours. Having a good breakfast ensures that your energy levels and concentration levels don’t drop.
And finally, favourite post bout tipple?
A lovely cup of tea!