The Northland Nine #5 – V8 Fury

Some of you might recognise this skater. Yep, it’s ref Fury Godmutha.

But this year, she has joined the Hell’s Wives crew as a player. Bringing her knowledge of rules and her wicked skating skills, we are stoked to pack up with this chick in 2015.

Name: V8 Fury
Age: 46
From: Born in Otaki, childhood spent on Norfolk Island and currently living in Whangarei.
Position: Blocker/jammer.
Currently skating on: Riedell 965 boots, Riedell Arius plate and Rollerbones Turbo wheels, although I change my wheels around.

fury website

Image: Matt Darville Hudson

1: Three words to describe you? Energetic. Analytical.Talkative.

2: What’s your ultimate roller derby tune? Bad Reputation by Joan Jett to name one.

3: What inspired your derby name? Stephen King’s book Christine about a possessed1958 Plymouth Fury.

4: What was the most memorable moment in your roller derby career so far? Attending the first World Cup in Toronto in 2011.

Image: Adam Baines, Picture Finish Photography.

Image: Adam Baines, Picture Finish Photography.

5: What are you most afraid of in life? Enclosed spaces.

6: What is the best roller derby advice you have ever received? Use all of your body on the track.

7: What’s your life motto? Get back up and carry on.

8: What’s your fitness regime? Body Attack (x2 weekly), Body Combat (x1weekly) and Body Balance (x3 weekly) Les Mills classes and skating (x2 or 3 times weekly).

9: What’s your roller derby goal for 2015? Getting back into playing after a four year break and improving my blocking skills.

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