A ROLLER derby star will run shoulders with the best players in the world next months after being selected for the West Indies at the Thunder Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas.
Jodie Ramsay, from Longford, whose skate name is ‘Toni Smaxton’, has been playing the sport for just over two years. And the 26-year-old will be joining a team of 16 skaters as the West Indies take on Chile, Japan and Sweden in the first group stage between December 3-6.
Although being selected is a huge honour, Ramsay does not receive any funding to pay for her trip and she is now looking to raise £1,000 for flights and accommodation.
In support, Coventry City Derby Dolls are hosting a live music night, Jam Rock, featuring performances from local bands including Deathsex Bloodbath, War Engine and Bad Horse.
Tickets are priced at £5 in advance or £6 on the door and are available to buy from the club’s Ticketsource page.
“It’s an honour to be taking part in such an important event in the roller derby calendar, representing my families heritage.” said Ramsay.
“I hope to make the Coventry City Derby Dolls proud as they’ve been so supportive and I couldn’t be doing it without them.”
For more information or to donate directly to the Lets Get Smax To Dallas Fund, please visit her Go Fund Me donation page.