Meet the Team
 
A ragtag collection of weirdos, misfits and outcasts.
 

#1691 Schrödinger's Phat
Garryck (Coach G)
Position:
Head Coach, Ref in training, pep-talker and all-round awesome dude!
Occupation:
Technician at a University
Why do you play roller derby?
I started for the social aspect. I wasn't disappointed. These guys below are all my best friends.

Fun fact:
I 3D print dinosaurs and hook people up to lie detectors! I also co-founded Derby Directory with Hoolia.

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#428 Iron Lotus
Iona, Coach
Occupation:
Manager at a bookmakers
Why do you play roller derby?
I love how empowering roller derby is and I love the family feeling we have at the club.
#2122 Hoolia
Julia, Coach
Occupation:
Watersport Instructor at Holiday Resort
Why do you play roller derby?
Because it allows me to feel like myself and empowers me to do more! It is an inspiration to me and it reminds me to keep pushing and never give up.  I could never imagine my life now without the people of BCRD! Each and all of them are an inspiration and they work super hard to make roller Derby the best it can be!!
Fun fact:
I am bilingual and I can fit a whole cookie in my mouth sideways.


#286 Sopherocious
Sophie, Referee & newbie coach
Occupation:
Finance Manager for a Mental Health charity
Why do you play roller derby?
I skate with BCRD because I enjoy the challenge of the sport, and I love the friendship of the people I play with. (Also she fancies Phat!)
#35 Nancy Wheeler
Ella, Coach
Occupation:
Retail Operations Manager
Why do you play roller derby?
Because this is a sport where women are praised for their strength and aggression rather than penalised, and pitted against men as equals.
#26 Typewriter
David
​​Occupation:
Fishing tackle and firearms retailer
Why do you play roller derby?
We're a family, I couldn't imagine not playing Roller Derby with such an amazing bunch of people!
Roller Derby is easily the best thing I have ever done.
Fun fact:
I have six Moomin tattoos. I really like Moomins!
#84 Bad Madditude
Madeleine
Occupation:
Primary school art teacher, face painter and artist.
Why do you play roller derby?
I play roller derby because it's stress-relieving. There's nothing better than a good scrim to completely drain you of any negativity or pent up aggression in a positive and productive way.
Fun Fact:
I can speak fluent Welsh.
#5 Welsh Scarebit
James
Occupation:
Teacher
Why do you play roller derby?
Initially it just seemed a great excuse to start skating again. Once I started learning to play Derby, I got hooked on the physical and mental challenge, and the spirit that underpins Border City Rollers and Roller Derby in general. Having joined this brilliant gang of fierce, friendly people there was no going back (partly because of the veiled threats). Also, some of them are great at making cakes, and it'd be a shame to miss out on that if I left.
#332 Phearbe Buffay
Gemma
Occupation:
Senior Learning Administrator at Cumberland Infirmary
Why do you play roller derby?
I signed up because I wanted to try skating again and meet new people, then I got hooked!
Fun fact:
I like crocheting mini animals called amigurumi.


#84 Miss Hoolicane
Rachel, Referee
Occupation:
Teacher
Why do you play roller derby?
I joined BCRD because I'd loved roller skating as a kid. I really had no idea what I was letting myself in for but absolutely love the challenge roller derby gives me. Most importantly though are the people....they are an amazing group who support you every step of the way! I couldn't imagine life without them now. 
Fun Fact:
I once had to stand in as a magician's assistant.
#219 Danny Defeat-O
Dan
Occupation:
Masters Student
Why do you play roller derby?
I've always thought roller derby looked exciting but only learnt it was open to men too at a chance meeting with the BCRD team. I started for the fun of skating, I stick around for the close knit friendships of the team, more like a family.
#51 Boo Action
Amanda, affectionaly known as Boo
Occupation:
Reablement support worker
Why do you play roller derby?
I always loved roller skating as a youth, I love that I've made new friends/teammates. Roller derby is hard but I love the thrill and challenge.  Progress can be slow but very rewarding.
Fun fact:
I once cut my thumb on a fray bentos tin, I still have a scar.
Thistle
Kathleen, Referee
Occupation:
Medical Records Officer for the NHS
Why do you play roller derby?
I play cause I love the fact that our team is a family. I was thinking about giving it up with my old team and just skating for fun but I came along to a BCRD session and just loved how everyone joked and made each other laugh but were also serious about learning and teaching others how to play.
#41 Bud The Wiser
Joe
Occupation:
Chemical Cleanroom Operative
Why do you play roller derby?
I play because I enjoy the fast paced contact and quick strategic rush also falling over is pretty fun!
Shiff Churass
Siobhan, Chief NSO
Occupation:
Woodwork Technician at University of Cumbria
Why do you play roller derby?
The reason I play roller derby is because I find it fun, the BCRD team are a great bunch of people. I like the physicality of the game and look forward to participating further when my skills develop more. I'm very glad I joined.

Natalie

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Carly

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