The 9 Best Things That Happened at Take on Me Last Year

 The 9 best things that happened at Take On Me last year that we hope to see again this year.

 

  1. Ballistic Whistle in a Tutu doing a backwards dance jam

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Because everyone dreams of telling their coach to get on track and stop telling us what to do. We can only hope Brawling’s new bench coach Kev Scott will be put in a tutu too!

 

  1. Rogue Runner doing the worm as part of a dance jam!

 

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Ever the show pony, did we really expect anything less than that from Rogue when she had the opportunity to combine two of her favourite things: jamming and dancing. We hear she’s been secretly practicing some new moves for this year…

 

  1. All the colourful leggings.

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Cambridge Rollerbillies were the true fashion icons of the day. Will teams bring all the shiny glittery leggings to the track again this year, or will it be all serious bizness in the fight to Take On Brawling?

 

  1. The terrible shame of getting an FTD.

 

A failure To Dance penalty that is! (Get your head out of the gutter)

 

  1. Six point grand slams!

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Putting extra blockers on track can be the key to holding back those super skilled Brawling jammers, that is until they get out and start scoring extra passes. Will teams dare to play extra blockers this year?

 

  1. Stef Mainey dancing on the jam line in a Tutu.

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I mean look how happy she is (my bet is on Brawling captain Katie Hellvetica Black taking the new reign from Stef as Grumpy Cat turned dancing queen).

 

  1. The bench team that was clever enough to buy their own twists.

 

Don’t rely on the audience to help you win those jams. Have a stash of twist slips on the bench and literally make the rules up as you go along to rig the game in your favour.

 

  1. The Clockwise jam where everyone forgot how to play roller derby.

 

 

Turns out even one of the best teams in the world get confused when they get told to jam IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.

 

  1. Pretty much every dance jam ever.

 

 

 

We hear WFTDA are considering a rule change for the 2018 rule set to enforce dancing in all jams. That’s how great they are.

Be a part of all of the fun, dancing and rigging of the game to help teams Take On Brawling. Tickets available on the door. See Facebook for more details http://www.facebook.com/events/804306149739279/?ti=icl 

 

Photo credits: Paul Delooze

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Season 4 Bout 4 Results

With a write up to follow here are the results from this weekend’s derby spills and thrills:

London Rollergirls Harbour Grudges 305 – 34 Central City Rollergirls

London Rollergirls Steam Rollers 152 – 140 London Rollergirls Ultraviolent Femmes

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London Rollergirls Monthly Bootcamps

London Rollergirls are set to host monthly boot camps starting on Saturday 3rd July 12pm to 2pm at The City of London Academy (COLA) in Bermondsey.

We feel it’s about time to start sharing the derby love on a wider scale and give everyone equal opportunity to come and learn from the best team (for now!) in the UK on a regular basis.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn derby skills from the London Brawling Squad, including some of our best skaters and coaches.

We’ll share all the skills we learnt from teams on the East coast tour – including the mega-powerhouse teams of Gotham and Philly!

We would like to invite skaters from all leagues, whether local or national, to come and work and improve on specific skills and drills which you can then take back to share with your leagues.

To ensure skaters get the most out of each boot camp, numbers will be limited to 25 skaters per session, with no more than 18 skaters for specific jamming sessions. Please not that boot camps are designed for experienced skaters, and are not appropriate for derby newbies

Over the coming months, the boot camps will focus on the following:

Intermediate Jamming
Advanced Jamming
Offense
Pivoting
Packwork
Blocking in pairs
Pack Speed Control
Agility
Blocker 2
Blocker 3
Blocker 4

All for the bargain price of £25 per skater per session. This will go towards helping us covering the costs of running the boot camps and to raise funds for our next tour.

Don’t miss out, email bootcamps@http://londonrollergirls.com/ to express interest or for more information.

We’ll be delighted to see you there!

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