Roller Derby Skater – Joy Campbell
Charlotte Speed Demons
How long have you been skating?
On and off for 30 years
Why did you get involved in roller derby?
I’ve always been into extreme sports and this sounded like fun to me. Plus I love the physical aspect of the sport.
How often do you practice?
3 times a week
What Helmet do you use?
What skates do you use?
Antix roller derby skates
What were your first pair of skates?
Sure Grip fugitives
Where did your nick name come from?
N/A We skate under our legal names
What is your favourite part about being a Roller girl?
The comradery within the derby community. It’s a family and I think that’s great.
Any top tips for up and coming Derby Superstars?
Always give 100% and never give up. You can get frustrated within yourself from time to time, but that’s all a part of learning also. I’ve read that you will improve, get to a point where you hit a plateau, and then one day you will just ‘get it’. That’s so true. And when you get it; it’s an awesome feeling.
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