Roller Derby Fundamentals Programme

Want to become part of LRG?

As of February 2018, London Rollergirls Fundamentals (formerly knows as Fresh Meat) will be taking skaters on a rolling basis.

Anyone is welcome to join! If you’re a complete beginner interested in joining a bouting league, a wannabe referee or just looking to get a bit fitter and learn how to do something you’ve never done before, then our Fundamentals programme is the place for you! The programme is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

Interested? Just sign up to our mailing list here or visit our Fundamentals page here for more information.

These sessions will run every Saturday from early February 2018, with new starters being able to join at the beginning of any month, though they have to sign up first via our mailing list.

Come learn to skate with us!

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Bench Team Applications!

NOW OPEN – BENCH TEAM APPLICATIONS FOR BATTER C, BRAWL SAINTS AND BRAWLING!

Love Roller Derby, know Roller Derby?
Wanna be part of LRG?

We’re opening up applications for Brawling, Brawl Saints and Batter C Power bench teams. Successful candidates will join the Captain and Co-Captains to form the 2019 leadership teams.

THE ROLE

The bench coaching staff are an integral part of the team, and will work closely with the Captain and Co-Captain. Each member of the leadership team will take part in important decision making processes, including rostering, line ups and strategic planning.

Each team can have up to four bench coaching staff, such as Bench, Line Up, Jammer Coach etc. and we are not prescribing these roles in this application. Please state if you have a particular role in mind.

THE TEAMS
BRAWLING are London Rollergirls All star team, currently ranked 12th in WFTDA and 2nd in Europe. Brawling have a long history of being a hard working and a highly skilled team who have previously been ranked 4th in WFTDA. We play games primarily outside of the UK, during our 2018 season we played games/tournaments in: Helsinki, Cardiff, London, New York and Atlanta. We have a very exciting year planned and are looking for the right people to join us on our journey in 2019 to achieving our goals.

BRAWL SAINTS are London Rollergirls All-star Reserve Team. Currently ranked 13th Europe, we play home games in London and travel to both national and international games, averaging one game a month. We are a competitive team who aim to continue to progress through the European rankings.

BATTER C POWER are London Rollergirls’ 3rd travel team (35th in Europe). Batter C power acts as the more developmental part of London Rollergirls where players have a space to work at their skills and improve their gameplay whilst being in a competitive environment. This season Batter C will take part in British Champs Tier 1 South meaning approx 1 game a month and an opportunity to travel around the South. This will culminate with Play-offs around September time. We are also looking into travelling to play a similarly ranked team in Europe this season.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

– attend the majority of your team training sessions
– stay up to date with current strategy and terminology from the wider London Rollergirls training as well as strategy specific to your team
– prioritise LRG games over other games, and be available for home and away games (please note you will be expected to fund your own travel to games but there is a small stipend that can be used to offset travel to away games)
– not to be a member of any other women’s roller derby team or league
– contribute equally to leadership tasks and administration, providing input based on your knowledge and skill
– be able to make fair and unbiased judgments for feedback, rostering and line ups.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
– really good roller derby
– a supportive and inclusive environment to develop your coaching and leadership skills
– an organised, proactive and dedicated leadership team
– world class training
– competitive games, both home and away.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we welcome your application.

HOW TO APPLY
If you want to be part of the London Rollergirls’ 2019 adventure, submit your application now!
Apply by completing the application form here: https://goo.gl/BrSgQ9
Applications close on Friday 28 December 2018 and applicants will be voted in by the current charters.
It is the aim that the leadership team will be in place by mid January 2019.

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HALF PRICE HOLIDAY SALE

BARGAIN MERCH ALERT!

We are offering 50% off  EVERYTHING from our incredible merch range!

Snap up a bargain, and tick some people off your holiday gift list whilst you are at it.

Best be quick though, as this offer is only from Friday 23 November – Friday 14 December 2018.

Shop our range HERE and look as wonderful as THESE GUYS <3

Roller derby merchandise pin logo tee

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The skater section: TOP TIPS!

Do you play roller derby? Want to up your game? We’ll be sharing our newest top tips here on our newsletter, brought to you from our best and most seasoned skaters.

Pump up your game! 
Our current gameplay’s style requires us to build extra muscles in order to prevent injuries, and to become an efficient and effective player. Victory Slaps wrote a detailed post on her blog on bracing, including workout exercise. Click here to have a look.

Trick – a new playground!
Summer is here and you might be willing to use your skates in a different setting. Yeah, it’s time to give it a go and conquer the skatepark!! On the Chicks in Bowls website, you’ll find all about the basics and it’s very inspirational. But, in all physical activity, it’s very important to warm up. Our current fav’ is Indy Jamma Jones’ warm-up routine.

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Help Brawling get to playoffs!

YOU KNOW WHAT IS FAR OUT?

Atlanta. Atlanta is very far away. We are so excited that London Brawling are taking part in Playoffs there this September and we are fundraising to get them across the Atlantic. If you would like to help them too, please donate here and forever have our gratitude.

NEW SHIRT ALERT!

We all love merch. Would you like LRG’s new and gorgeous LIMITED EDITION playoffs shirt? Yes? Check out this year’s design and get your hands on one here!

Pre-orders are happening now until the 23rd of August. Shipping will start mid September.

 

Read more about the WFTDA playoffs in Atlanta here!

 

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