Real name: Michaela or ‘Kayla’
Derby name or ideas for Derby name:
Laika Boss, Kaylarrrgh!, Tank Gurll or Earl Graze because of my love of tea!
How much skating experience do you have? :
Haven’t been on skates for about 10 years. Played around on them when I was little and had blades when I was a teenager, just going up and down the seafront.
Life outside of Derby / skating? :
I work at Lush, Like to bake and decorate cakes when I have the time. Love going out to It’s a Sin and mosh around at Thunderdome! I love all types of music from Limp Bizkit to Louis Armstrong …to Britney. Drawing and generally arty craftyness is another hobby and I love love love surfing!
What / who has inspired you to join the PRW freshmeat? :
I was looking for a new hobby and Dan told me to come to wreckers with him. I started in August and loved it from the first session and bought my skates the next day! Getting 20 in my first 27/5 was a great feeling too.
Are there any particular aspects you’re nervous about? :
I’ve already broken my finger in my 3rd session ( didn’t go to the docs til about 5 weeks later because I didn’t think it was that bad but it’s still fat and sore now!) but breaking something else or getting hurt is a concern. Don’t mind getting bruised or getting a few battle scars tho! I guess I just need to get over having ‘the fear’
Tell us a random fact about yourself? :
I helped make a 12 foot long éclair for charity. Made front page of the Chichester Observer and I have the original printing plate of it! I’ve also danced on stage with Whigfield.
Freshmeat 2013 starts on October 15th at Highbury College Sports Hall, Cosham. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org