Some may doubt the existence of unicorns, but we at Angel City Derby know better than to dismiss such power and grace; mythical or metaphorical. This sparkling skater possesses magic-like skating powers, trains and leads with vigor and kindness and lights up every room with amazing hair and personal style that revivals any mystic unicorn.
Have you guess yet? Angel City Derby’s February 2018 Angel of the Month is none other than Tui Lyon!
The impact Tui Lyon has had on Angel City Derby since her December 2015 transfer from Victorian Roller Derby in Australia is immeasurable. A fierce force on and off the track, Tui rapidly stepped up and immersed and integrated herself in her new home.
Training and educating new skaters and seasoned veterans is Tui’s specialty, and her dedication to revealing the best in every skater is priceless to the league. A patient coach with a competitive spirit, Tui has helped reinvigorate our training program by infusing her experience and knowledge of the game. A favorite trainer for her intense, challenging and yet super fun sessions, Tui is in high demand and has traveled all over the world teaching and guest coaching. We are so lucky to have her as an ACD trainer and are excited to have her as an integral force in impacting the world of roller derby as a whole!
Tui’s intense passion for the game of roller derby is infectious. She is the ultimate teammate; motivating and encouraging all who play by her side. As if all this was not enough, Tui serves as a major part of leadership for the Angel City Derby Travel Team, and as a Captain of the Hollywood Scarlets, leading them to steady growth and big wins.
This month, Tui will be skating in Manchester, England representing her home country of Australia at the Roller Derby World Cup. Her second time making the very competitive Aussie team, Tui will be playing with some of her former teammates from VRDL and vying for a shot at the gold.
Tui’s love of roller derby is only rivaled by her love of all things furry, fluffy and colorful. A talented event planner and curator, Tui almost singlehandedly produced our 2018 league award party. It’s hard to remember Angel City before Tui’s arrival.
Angel City celebrates our own magical unicorn and we are so happy she calls ACD home. Mark your calendars for April 21-22 to see Tui play when the Hollywood Scarlets will take on the Texas Rollergirls and Bay Area Derby here at home, for the annual Tinseltown Showdown tournament to kick off the 2018 Travel Team season.