Falcon Punch started Roller Derby in Montreal in 2011 and has been part of Montreal’s A-Team, The New Skids on the Block, since 2015. She was a skater for Team France during the 2014 B&T World Cup in Dallas and represented Canada at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester. She’s been a jammer since day one but loves working on blocking to become more versatile.
Her sports background is quite diverse and totally unrelated to roller sports or team sports. Falcon practiced gymnastics, horseback riding, snowboarding and Muay Thai. “Roller derby was my first experience at a team sport, and it changed my life. Not only does it includes all the things that I love in sports (strategy, agility, flexibility, strength, and aggressiveness) but it also gave me the opportunity to travel and meet some of the most incredible people I know.
I consider myself lucky I never got injured badly playing roller derby. After getting hit in the chest and hitting people with my shoulders for the past 7 years, my sternum now pops from time to time, which leaves the doctors very perplex… I wish I had my Pro Top long before! Though my all-time favourite piece of gear is the padded compression shorts, it saved me countless times from very painful contusions.”