Derby Skater Profile – NiKilla
Derby Team: Cardiff Roller Collective
Occupation: Online Marketer
How long have you been skating? Just over 18 months.
Why did you get involved in roller derby? I moved to a new city where I didn’t know anyone. I started derby because I wanted to challenge myself and meet new people.
How often do you practice? 2-3 times a week.
What Helmet do you use? A purple one. I’m not fussed with brands, I choose things based on colour.
What skates do you use? R3s.
What were your first pair of skates? Some pink and black blazer skates, cheap and nasty are the words I would use to describe them.
Where did your nick name come from? I asked my colleagues to think of names that sounded aggressive that were a play on Nicola. NiKilla was the first one they came up with.
What is your favourite part about being a Roller girl? There are so many good things but I guess it would be feeling like part of something. No matter what team you are from there is a sense of sportsmanship as everyone is united by their love of derby.
Any top tips for up and coming Derby Superstars? Practice seems like an obvious one but it really is going to make all the difference. I find watching games and seeing amazing skaters in