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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Junior & Fundamentals programmes

We’ve got some great programmes running throughout the year, whether you are under 18 or over. All our programmes are designed to teach you the basics and are so much fun!


Junior Roller Derby Programme: 
sessions will be organised during the summer, updated information will be posted on our Facebook page, follow us to be informed in due time and/or send us an email at juniorleaguelrg@gmail.com and we’ll include you in our mailing list!

Click here for more information on our Junior League.

Roller Derby Fundamentals Programme: the last intake was a success with 30 fierce and motivated skaters willing to learn to do the thing, sweat and have fun together! If you’ve missed it, don’t beat yourself up, spread the word and bring a pal! Another intake will be scheduled, drop us a line to show your interest and stay informed at lrgfundamentals@gmail.com

Meanwhile, our Tier 2 skaters of the Fundamentals Program are getting better and stronger. They are heading towards their final assessments (Minimum Skills Test) which will allow them to join and train with our Rec league. You’ve got this!

Click here for more information on our Fundamentals programme.

Photo credit: Cat Meaney

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Announcing LRG’s Junior Roller Derby League

unnamedWe are delighted to announce the next London Roller Girls (LRG) Generation with the arrival of London Roller Girls Junior League – Mama Bash School of Hard Knocks.

We welcome people, who identify as female, intersex, and/or gender expansive, age 12-17 inclusive, of all shapes and sizes, to come out and join in this grass-roots derby revival!

Roller Derby promotes a positive body image and builds and develops strong self-confidence.

cjrg2Roller derby has a well-deserved reputation for being a tight, support community that empowers its members – For so many young people, mainstream sports don’t appeal and inactivity becomes an unhealthy lifelong habit.

We feel the supportive, diverse and fun community is part of why roller derby has such a good record of involving people who would otherwise never enjoy being active.

Skaters will learn the basic rules of Roller Derby, As well as activities outside the roller rink that will help to develop those “derby muscles” needed to perform on the track! If you don’t know how to skate, worry not, we will teach you.

Our coaches are qualified London Roller Girls, active and retired skaters, DBS checked, who will bring their first-hand experience into building a unique experience to all participants.

As well as on-skates derby skills, junior skaters will see and be able to learn the self-sufficiency, initiative taking that we bring to our self-organised league – this lead-taking approach is an amazing advantage to skaters on and off track.

worldcup-fallaiine-at-rightWant to become an amazing skater? Want to be in #LRGNEXTGEN?

This is your opportunity!

Be a part of this thrilling, empowering, encouraging, kick-ass team sport that will change your life forever!

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