Who is Furrrocious?

Hi. I am Furrrocious.
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I am 28 years old, and in my 'other' - non derby life, I work as a Social Worker in Community development.
I live in Utrecht, a medium sized town (450 thousand) in Holland.

In 2008 I was visiting my friends in Asheville NC and my friend Molly took me to a Roller Derby bout. That's when I was first introduced to Roller Derby.
I had no idea what it was, and was blown away, to say the least...
And to be honest I was totally intimidated, these strong though girls kicking ass... I couldn't possibly do that! So I forgot about Roller Derby all together.

Until on a cold friday night on January 8th 2010 I saw Whip It.
And I all the Roller Derby memories came back to me. The same night I looked online and found out that there was one league in Holland, the Amsterdam Derby Dames. I emailed, and that Monday the 11th of January 2010 I went to my first Roller Derby practice.

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 And now almost 3,5 years later I have been definitely infected with the derby virus. I have been lucky enough to have played all of our A-team bouts since we started playing bouts in august 2011. I have been actively involved in our league as president (third term now) and as our inter league representative. 
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I've started coaching incidentally within our league a while back, but since last year I am one the regular coaches for our b-team and I am really enjoying coaching. Early this year I became one of the two coaches for the Dutch National Mens derby team.

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When I don't play or (bench)coach, I love being part of the officials crew as an NSO. I have really learned to understand the game a lot better by officiating. I enjoy being part of the game from the "other" side of the track, preferable the inside that is.

I also enjoy watching derby! I mean except for the 'normal' reasons, of it being the most epic sport ever. I really love to watch and scream and I get all crazy excited.
I just recently found out it apparently brings out the crafter as well the hooligan in me.