Fresh from crime-crushing activities in Gotham City, this week’s Pirate Profile puts the spotlight (or bat signal) on our very own (na-na na-na na-na na-na) BATMAN!
Derby name: Batman
Muggle name: Britt
Derby number: 228
Role: Pool skater
No. years involved in derby: 1.5 years
What’s your roller derby backstory?
I was working in a camp in america and we took the kids skating at a roller skating rink. I loved it, couldn’t stop, and my next thought was I should join derby. 6 months later, I went to an open skate, then got involved with fresh meat, and the rest is history.
How did you come to choose your derby name and number?
My derby name choose me – or was more given to me on the open day skate from wearing a batman singlet. It stuck – it felt fitting and right. 228 when going off the keypad spelt ‘bat’, so that worked.
How do you spend your time outside of roller derby?
Thinking about the next skate XP
I’m studying nursing (in my second year!) so study and derby are greedy for my time but always love spending time with friends and family
What do you do in real life?
What keeps you coming back every week?
I’m addicted in every way possible but it is so much more than just skating: there are amazing relationships made that now form my derby family. I love the rush, and the feeling of growing and just skating any worries away
Any advice to people thinking of starting roller derby?
DO IT and don’t give up keep trying