Name: AJ Broderick
Hometown: Reisterstown, MD
Time Playing Roller Derby: 4 years, all with MSRD.
What brought you to Roller Derby? I had just moved to Richmond and was looking for a way to meet people, stay active, and have fun. Derby fit the bill.
Why do you continue to play Roller Derby? It’s so good to be a part of a team and playing a sport competitively again – as an adult. I thought I’d given that up once I graduated from college. My teammates constantly inspire me to learn and grow and they make me laugh a lot too.
What do you do outside of Roller Derby? By day, I’m a commercial real estate broker, so I spend a lot of time touring office buildings. In the spring, I officiate high school girls’ lacrosse and I love getting outside for a jog or to hit golf balls. You’ll usually find me at CrossFit a few nights a week (with one or two of my derby teammates). But I also like to do things that don’t involve sweating . . .I’m in a book club and I love trying out new restaurants in town.
Favorite Derby Moment: My favorite moment watching derby was the 2014 Championships in Nashville. The final game – Rose City vs. Gotham – came down to the wire. It was incredible to see the sport live at such a high level and there was so much energy in the arena. It was electric.
My favorite moment playing derby was in August of 2014 when we played River City Rollergirls for the first time. The match-up was four years in the making and we had a big crowd supporting us. I was on a high for three days following that win.
Fun Facts About AJ:
I was on a jump rope team and a juggling team in elementary school.
I moved to England for a year after college and coached lacrosse at a boarding school.
I’m pretty amazing with remembering names, and figuring out on what day of the week a date will fall.
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