Nicky Needles

Head Ref | Referee
Photo by Chris Kalisiak
Team History
2014-2015: Queen’s Court
2015-Present: Buffalo Herd
Cheektowaga, NY
Day Job
Web Developer
Derby Debut
Why Derby?
I joined derby as a way to be active and work out my frustrations, but after a year of trying to be a player, I decided I didn’t really like being hit, so I switched to refereeing.
League Role
Head Referee
League Honors
League Pillar (2017)
Athletic Background
Played high school volleyball (poorly)
gardening, books, cats, needle arts, Bob’s Burgers, CSS
mouth sounds, racism, misogyny, transitions on my weak side, CSS
Lisa Simpson