Roller Derby Skater – Lucia Venom

Roller Derby Skater - Lucia VenomDerby Name:
Lucia Venom

Derby Team:
Belfast City Rockets

Occupation:
Student and Care Assistant!

How long have you been skating?
Skating all my life only playing derby for 3 months!

Why did you get involved in roller derby?
I love to skate and I was looking for a local sports club to join so when I came across the Rockets and read up about Derby I knew this was what I was made to do!

How often do you practice?
Twice a week but if I had it my way it would be almost everyday :)

What Pads do you use?
187 pads all over!

What Helmet do you use?
TSG Superlight in Matt Black.

What skates do you use?
I’m beginning to put together custom mades Bont Hybrid boots with Suregrip Avenger Magnesium plate.

What were your first pair of skates?
Anarchy Havoc’s still in them until my skates above are complete!

Where did your nick name come from?
Well I love poison/venom/vampires and all things dark plus with Lucia being so close to Lucifer it just sums me up and rolls off the tongue!

What is your favourite part about being a Roller girl?
Getting to skate with people who I can both teach and learn from! Being part of a community and having something to be passionate about.

Any top tips for up and coming Derby Superstars?
If you’re falling over in practice that’s a good thing because it means you’re pushing yourself! Also use any free skating time you get to work on any techniques you need to work on. It’ll really pay off in the end. And if you see someone struggling always, always help them out!

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