My name is Phill, my Derby name is The Medicator and my number is 999. In the real world I am the Lead Trainer for a private ambulance company and an Ambulance technician.
What is your position in the league?
I volunteer as a medic for the league, I come along to as many practice sessions as I can to give the skaters a little medical cover. I pick them up when they stay down, I hold their hair when they don’ feel well and try and comfort them when they are hurting, not always easy as they are a tough lot!
I joined the league a couple of years ago, I was asked by Palmer Violent to run a first aid course for the skaters but couldn't get it arranged quickly enough so I said I'd come down for a few weeks till we could get it sorted, that was about 2 years ago and I've been coming ever since.
Who are your derby heroes?
All the skaters are my heroes. They are a great bunch, always there for each other.
Were you involved in any sports before Roller Derby?
I’ve done a lot of event medical cover, mainly motorsport but also Mixed Martial Arts but nothing like this
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about getting involved in Roller Derby?
Do it, but be prepared for a life changing experience.
Any final words?
Yeah, British Champs, lean mean purple and green gooooooo Misfits!