Meet the team

Garryck
Barbarryck #0715
Fresh meat coach & referee
Border City Roller Derby, Carlisle, UK

Who are you and what do you do?
My name's Garryck, everyone calls me G or Coach Phat. I founded Border City Roller Derby (Carlisle, UK) in July 2015 with a friend, and I've been hooked on roller derby since. I mostly coach fresh meat and am currently training to be a ref and NSO.

What is your involvement with Derby Directory?
When I was first introduced to roller derby I wished there had been a website that contained loads of stuff within easy reach, which is the reason I wanted to put this website together. As a freshie, I would have found it useful I guess! I haven't been able to find anything similar (though I do have a bad habit of not looking hard enough) so thought I'd put a website together with some friends in the hope that it helps someone out there. This website is aimed at those starting roller derby in the UK, but maybe one day it will cover worldwide.

What advice do you have for newbies looking at this website?
Roller Derby is a big committment, but it's also one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. Don't compare your own journey to your fellow team mates. Everyone is unique and everyone learns at different speeds. As they say, be your own hero!

Julia
Hoolia #2122
Coach & badass jammer
Border City Roller Derby, Carlisle, UK

Who are you and what do you do?
Hi my name is Hoolia aka Julia Ivanszky (apparently that is my real name! Boo!!!) and I am a watersport instructor! Found my passion for the outdoors after I almost died of boredom in an office! I am a crazy foreigner who mainly jams for BCRD!

What is your involvement with Derby Directory?
I am what we can call the perfectionist behind the scenes who tries to make everything look pretty! All credit goes to Coach Phat! 😉

What advice do you have for newbies looking at this website?
Inhale... It's a lot to bloody take in at once! But if you think that there is something that you cant find on the our website give us a shout and we will do our best to add it!!! Enjoy the Derby life... It's a fantastic one, full of surprises and bruises!

 

Rubes
Ruby RaGe #68
Dundee Roller Derby, Dundee, UK

Who are you and what do you do?
I am Ruby RaGe. I am currently an HNC student in sports coaching and development. I am also an assemblage artist.


What is your involvement with Derby Directory?
My involvement with the Derby Directory is an interviewer, positive mind grower and believer that Roller Derby is for everyone, no holds barred.


What advice do you have for newbies looking at this website?

Newbies coming to the website - put the kettle on , make a cuppa and make time. You'll learn loads. And never fear about asking questions, we're all here to help.

Rosie
Rosie Peacock #50
Glasgow Mens Roller Derby, Glasgow, UK

Who are you and what do you do?


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Contributors

Thank you to all the contributors listed below who added to the site!

Photographers
A big shout out to the following photographers for the amazing photos of our coaches on the bootcamps page: NSP 189, Morgan Silk, Treblemaker, John Hesse, Laura McDonald, Phil Cross, Kyle Thompson

Collaborators
A huge thanks to Sam Skipsey for the fantastic review on Scottish Roller Derby, and for helping us make some important edits in the very early days.