Hannah Jennings has been playing roller derby since 2008, and was a founding member of the team she calls family – Auckland Roller Derby League. “I’m old, you guys. I’ve been around so long that I played in New Zealand’s first ever interleague game, worn “uniforms” that were loosely based around team colors, and even participated in a two-minute, no-action jam when my team played against VRDL!” Hannah moved to Portland in February 2014 and was a part of Wheels of Justice when they played all the way to the final at WFTDA Championships in 2014 and lost out to Gotham by 3 points (in one of the best games of all time!)
In 2015, Hannah Captained the Wheels of Justice to the final for the second time, and she is still coming to terms with the fact that they did it – they beat Gotham and won the Hydra! “I’ll walk past the trophy on the way out of practice and try and force myself to believe that it really happened, but it still feels like a dream.” The Wheels of Justice were pulled in a hundred different directions last year, and still managed to pull it all together when it mattered most. “I continue to be inspired and invigorated by the Wheels of Justice every single day, and I feel extremely lucky to be part of this team.”
We are so incredibly excited to support Hannah in her derby journey this season and can not wait to see what she and her team do at The Big O this weekend.
What do we want? When do we want it?