Tamara Warner aka Harry Smyles of Sun State Rollergirls! Tam discovered her love for skating in 2012, having been to a roller derby game and deciding this was the sport she wanted to play. Since then, Tam has skated with leagues in Western Australia, Victoria, Adelaide and now Queensland where she has found her place in the Sun State Roller Girls.
Highlights of Tam’s skating career was travelling to Japan with the Adelaidies to compete, moving to Queensland and playing Tropicarnage with the Sun State Roller Girls Swarm within a month and teaching both adults and children how to skate through Skatescool Australia.
Tam started as a blocker, moved to pivoting and is now jamming for the Sun State Rollergirls. We just know our bearings will keep her slick and fast on those humid floors!
When she isn’t skating, Tam is a social worker and has specialised in drug rehabilitation, child protection and specialised learning programs for children at risk. Tam makes her purpose in life to be a positive influence in many young people’s lives.
Her passion for the sport, great attitude, how much she gives back to the community and all-round sportsmanship, makes her a perfect Better Bearings ambassador.