Falcon Punch has been with Montreal Roller Derby since 2011, and for their A Team: ‘The New Skids on the Block’ specifically for the past 2 years. “I’ve always been a jammer, but I recently started working on being a pivot and I love it!!” says FP… “I was also one of the main jammers for Team France during the 2014 B&T World Cup in Dallas, one of my best ever memories!”
Falcon’s sports background is quite diverse and totally unrelated to roller sports or team sports. “I mostly did gymnastics, horseback riding, snowboarding and Muay Thai (which actually really helped me in the “hit/being hit” aspect of the sport.) Roller derby was my first experience at a team sport, and it really changed my life. Not only does it includes all the things that I love in sports (strategy, agility, flexibility, strength and aggressiveness) it gave me the opportunity to travel and meet some of the incredible people I now know.”
Falcon Punch and her team took Helsinki by storm at the recent Mayday in Hel tournament hosted by Helsinki Roller Derby, winning 3 out of their 4 sanctioned games, as well as hosting various bootcamps throughout the weekend. We can not wait to see what Falcon Punch and the Skids do throughout the rest of the season. You can catch Falcon Punch as the New Skids take on Tampa Roller Derby this weekend.
We are so happy to support you along your derby journey this season FP!
Photo Credit: Marko Niemela