Men's roller derby skater CopterNot only a Carnage man and a Smackademic, but a Wizard of Oz too, our skater spotlight lights up the one and only Copter!

What’s your name?


How many years have you been skating? 


How did you get involved in roller derby?

I started with VDL as a ref, then took up playing when I moved to Brisbane.

What is your favourite position?

On the track.

What was your best “lightbulb” moment?

Dealing with Team Argentina’s jammers and being told: don’t do anything until you have to.

Do you have a pre-bout routine? 

Lots of food, sun salutations and then some laps listening to music.

Do you have a favourite song to get amped pre-bout?

Dance Remix of Wrecking Ball.

What was your favourite bout moment?

I just love playing! Every moment I’m on the track is my favourite.

How did you choose your derby name?

There a multiple origin stories: one of them is true.

What skate set-up do you have/Do you have any gear recommendations?

Gear is an investment, not a cost.

What is one piece of advice you would give a freshie?

Hit the gym. This game is for strong people.

Did you play sport before derby?

I played Bridge competitively.

Who are your derby heroes and why? 

Fuzz (Team Australia, Uinta Madness). Unmatched skills, top derby brain, amazing on-track and off-track leadership.

How would you sum up your derby playing style in three words?

Slow. Strong. Together. (if we’re doing it right)