Roller Derby Skater – Elvis Fiercely
Preston Roller Girls
Badass Barista, Cake baker, training florist, mother of pugs.
How long have you been skating?
2 years! Time flys by!
Why did you get involved in roller derby?
Dj Fresh ‘louder’ video. I was fascinated and wanted to learn to skate and a heard there was a roller derby team in town. I didn’t go straight away, I thought oh hell no I’m not hardcore enough for that! Then fudge it! you never know till you try it so 6 months later I started sinners to winners and I’m still here!
How often do you practice?
Twice a week.
What pads do you use?
187 killer pads
What helmet do you use?
I made my own glittery helmet.
What skates do you use?
Riedell Wickeds with Zombie wheels.
What were your first pair of skates?
I borrowed some off a friend which she had never used think they were Anarchy Mayhems and then fell in love with derby so santa (awesome boyfriend) got me Riedells for Christmas.
Where did you get your nickname from?
Elvis is the best. I first started skating around the time I visited Graceland in Memphis, so Elvis Fiercely was born. My family are big Elvis fans and I was brought up listening to him so it felt right.
What your favourite part about being a roller girl?
Being apart of something awesome. Getting to skate every week with such inspiring girls. Sometimes I can’t help to think why do we play this crazy sport! Because it’s EPIC that’s why.
Any top tips for up and coming derby superstars?
Wake up. Kick arse. Repeat! The more you skate the better you will become. Believe in yourself.