Roller Derby Skater – Sal Capone

Derby name
Sal Capone

Derby team
Preston roller girls

Massuse, support worker, personal trainer, beauty therapist. Single mum

How long have you been skating?
Been skating since I was three been skating roller derby since January this year .

Why did you get involved in roller derby?
I got involved in roller derby as I love skating and when I saw my first bout I knew I had found my calling and I was destined to play.

How often do you practice?
I try and practice 3 times a week

What Pads do you use?
I use scabs and 187 pads

What Helmet do you use?
I use triple 8 helmet

What skates do you use?
I use ridel skates

What were your first pair of skates?
My first pair when I was little was American whites. I’ve since skated on ventros until I joined derby

Where did your nick name come from?
My friends chose my nick name it was either that or sideways Sally.

What is your favourite part about being a Roller girl? 
My fav part is skating with likeminded people who actually love being on 8 wheels.

Any top tips for up and coming Derby Superstars?
My advice is to enjoy it never lose the love you have for derby or the feeling that being on skates make you feel. And the knocks you get give you bruises you should be proud of don’t give up.

A big thanks goes out to Sal Capone and all the skaters of Preston Roller Girls


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