Bash’er Fierce (#21) skates for Batter C Power and Dream Team

When did you first start playing roller derby?
I started in 2017… By accident!! I had never heard of roller derby but saw a (non roller derby) skater girl in Hyde park and decided I wanted to learn to skate. I googled skate lessons in Croydon and somehow Croydon roller Derby’s rookie intake came up. It took a few weeks to figure out that it wasn’t just roller skate lessons when the coach said to we were going to learn to hit. At that point I went home to google roller derby as I was pretty sure I didn’t need to hit anyone in Hyde Park!!

Did you play any other sports before derby?
I played netball my whole life and then retired to take up lacrosse.

How did you choose your derby name?
A friend who knew I was obsessed with Beyoncé suggested the play on her alter ego Sasha Fierce.

What’s your favourite thing about playing roller derby?
I’ve always loved team sports. I love the physicality of the sport and I love that every time I put on skates I feel like I have an opportunity to learn and improve.

What do you get up to when you’re not skating?
I have an 11 year old son who keeps me busy, I run a management consultancy and I host dinner parties!