Anyone involved with having wheels on their feet will have crossed paths with Dirty5 at some point – A skating aficionado single handedly keeping Virgin Airlines in business!
At the tender age of 10, Dirty kicked off his epic career with ice-skating – where he promptly decided falling over and getting wet wasn’t for him, and shifted across the road to roller skating.
Starting initially in Artistic skating (Until he was told he had to wear lycra!), Dirty has conquered and represented pretty much every arm of skating; National level speed skating and Roller Hockey then world level Inline Hockey.
More recently, Dirty was introduced to Derby within Tasmania by a friend who was just starting up – with skating well and truly in his skill set, it was the challenge of gameplay that drew him in; “I thought as I’m an old school skater, once I understand the game a bit I might be able to help…Understand the game?! Just when you think you got something, it changes!!”
Over the last three years, Dirty has donned Tassie Green and Victorian Blue for the Mens Roller Derby Nationals.