The Committee

Taferine Huang [Founder/ Co-President]
Derby Name: Riot Mamba
Age: 27
Profession: Aquatic Management Officer

Taferine fell in love with roller derby while living in Australia. She skated with the Towns Villains Roller Derby League in Townsville, Queensland before relocating back to Singapore to start CPDG in late September 2010. She graduated from James Cook University Australia with a Bachelors Degree of Applied Science (Aquaculture) and is currently working for River Safari, a new attraction coming up at the Singapore Zoo. With a sporting background of Karate and Muay Thai, she finds that roller derby provides the perfect amount of adrenaline and challenge she seeks.

Tess Wong [Co-President]
Derby Name: Tessy Bloodlust
Age: 23
Profession: Director of Program Development/Adventure Trainer

Tess is an active young lady who has always been interested in sports and learned about Roller Derby through a Facebook invite. She found the sport very similar to one of her favorite childhood TV shows – Roller Jam. Although having graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic of Singapore with a Diploma in Nursing in Feb/March 2009 and a valid license to practice, she chose a different career path and is now doing what she loves in the great outdoors with LooLa Adventure Group.

Emi Matsumoto [Secretary/Treasurer]
Derby Name: Hypaintia
Age: 20
Profession: Undergraduate Student

Emi has been a member of CPDG since October 2010, and has been part of the committee since January 2011. She is a full-time undergraduate at the National University of Singapore in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and also vice president of her co-curricular activity in school. She enjoys roller derby for in the aspects of it as a physical sport, as well as the friendship and experiences that the community of CPDG provides.

Lindsey Henderson [Skater Manager]
Derby Name: Ruby Claymore
Age: 27

From Scotland to Singapore, Lindsey came with no derby OR skating experience with her husband seeking a new start. She found the Chilli Padi Derby Grrls on facebook, and got in touch. Within a month Lindsey had her first pair of skates and joined in with the training sessions. She has a 1st class honors degree in 3d Design from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and has always enjoyed Art and Sports. She has also previously competed internationally in field athletics throwing the Javelin. Lindsey is also a keen snowboarder but since moving to one of the hottest countries in the world finds the skating is the next best thing for her to get the energy bursts that she needs in life.

Amy Drake Gabrielson [Trainer]
Derby Name: Sweet D’Zasta
Age: 34
Profession: Commodity Manager, Multi-Chip Products

“Hmm…What sport should I take on to get into shape and have fun while doing it, along with taking out some aggression from a high stress job?” That was the question Amy asked herself 3 1/2 years ago (Jul,08), immediately before she started training with the Treasure Valley Rollergirls from Boise, Idaho (USA). It didn’t take long to realize that roller derby was HER sport and the girls became her second family. The love for derby is like no other, well indescribable, really. Once she was told about her job transfer to Singapore, one of the first things she did was get in touch with the CPDG. Amy hopes to bring her experience and knowledge to CPDG while also learning a few things from the amazing girls here and having an awesome opportunity of training with girls from another part of the world.

Azimah Azmi [Training Manager]
Derby Name: Thrasherina Jolie
Age: 19
Profession: Student

Azimah Azmi, a hyperactive Mass Communications student in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies, knew she had to join the CPDG the moment she saw them training and after watching the great “Whip It” repetitively. After her first training with the Chilli Padis, she knew it was just what she needed to take out all her energy on. With the help of tips from her fitness instructor father, she makes sure the skaters adequately stretch and warm-up before they get their game on. She’s got derby fever that can never die down.

Juliana Johan [Team Captain]
Derby Name: Julz Jet
Age: 18
Profession: Student

Juliana is currently a student in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, studying Design and Media. Although her commitment to art school takes up most of her time, she is still able to dedicate the rest to derby. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with derby and her passion motivates her to keep going. Apart from playing derby and school, she spends whatever time left on photography and music.

Sarah Alison [Trainer]
Derby Name:
Age: 28
Profession:  Teacher

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