Name: Trauma Trevor
Story behind the name & number: Name- I was struggling to find a name for a long time! A couple of the girls from the team and I went out for a drink to watch the World Cup. During our night out, someone took what I can only describe as an awful picture. I told her to delete it as it made me look manly. She laughed and called me Trevor. Several weeks later I was still being referred to as ‘Trev’ on the track and I knew I’d never shake it (thanks Killa Knightly).The ‘Trauma’ part related to my line of work (A&E nurse at the time).
Number: the number for me held a lot more significance than any name. Just 2 months before I began learning to play roller derby, my Father was murdered. I wanted somewhere to channel my anger and frustration. Instead, I found a second family. Dad died on the 29th November 2013 and that’s the day that changed my life. Without it though, I would never have found Kent Roller Girls. Without them, I might have been in a worse off place. 💛🐎
Jammer or Blocker?: Blocker but always happy to try a jam or two 🙂
Favourite derby move: Chasing the jammer and Hooking them!
Derby role model: Demi Lition. I don’t even need to say why. None of us would be here without her.
Why roller derby?: wrong question, we should be asking why not? It includes everyone. Do you like Star Wars? Or punk rock? Or are you a bit short? Do you think you are overweight? Who cares? Roller derby certainly doesn’t.
How did you get involved with KRG?: after the loss of my Dad, two of my friends (Sammy and Amber) encouraged me to give it a try. I’m very glad I went.
What goes through your mind before a game?: a bag full of nerves!
Your favourite derby moment so far?: Winning at the Championship Playoffs and moving up to tier 2!
Your favourite WFTDA team to watch?: Gotham or London
What’s your day job?: Nurse
What do you like to do off the track?: Martial Arts, long dog walks, I also like studying mother subjects like psychology.
How has roller derby impacted your life?: I could have spent a life time in bitterness and anger after having such a massive part of my life taken from me. Instead, I found an amazing bunch of people who held me up when I was down and celebrated with me in my successes. Nothing can replace what I lost, but Kent Roller Girls have filled a pretty big gap. I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who has held my hand in my journey and I love each and everyone of those Crazy Horses.