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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LRG Tryouts 2019

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Do you have what it takes to be a London Rollergirl? It’s that time again – tryouts for the main league are here! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Anyone is welcome to try out (you don’t have to come from LRG Rec league) BUT please be aware that you will be expected to have passed all minimum skills and be able to scrimmage.

WHO CAN TRY OUT?
It is expected that you will have had some training in roller derby already, but if you are an excellent skater from another skating discipline who can pick up new skills very quickly, you may try out even if you don’t have derby training or scrimmaging experience.
Otherwise:
– You must have had training in derby basic skills so you can stop and fall safely (and more)
– You must have experience scrimmaging and know the rules of roller derby

WHAT WILL TRYOUTS INVOLVE?
Tryouts happen in two phases: you must successfully ‘pass’ Phase 1 to be invited to Phase 2:
Phase 1 – Sunday session: skating skills, derby skills and strategy drills
Phase 2 – Tuesday session: scrimmage

WHAT TO BRING?
– Water and snacks
– Wear a top with your number clearly marked on the back
– Armbands or sharpie to your number your arms
– All your kit (please remember your mouthguards)

WHEN:
Phase 1 – Sunday 13th January 2019 2-4:30
Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, NW10
Please arrive at 1pm to register & kit up for a 2pm sharp start

Phase 2 – Tuesday 15th January 2019 8-10pm
City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1
Please arrive at 7.30pm to register & kit up for an 8pm sharp start
* Note this venue & time may change, but we’ll keep you updated

NOT ABLE TO ATTEND TRYOUTS?
London Rollergirls will be accepting video submissions for Tryouts.

Please purchase a ‘video submission’ ticket. Then, email hots@londonrollergirls.com for details on how to submit your video. You will be expected to send a highlight reel of sorts, or a full game with a list of relevant time stamps where it is easy to identify who you are on the track.

If you are successful via video you will be invited to attend Phase 2 scrimmage in order to assess you further to see if you can enter probation.

DEADLINE FOR VIDEO SUBMISSION: Friday 4th January 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please note: You must be available in person to attend Phase 2, should you be successful in Phase 1. For those who pass both rounds probation will start immediately following your acceptance email. We expect all tryout-ees to be committed to joining main league and available for the probation period and beyond; if you cannot begin probation immediately please flag this to hots@londonrollergirls.com

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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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LRG on Channel 4’s Random Acts

‘You are taught to be strong, and you are taught to be big, and you are taught to be fierce, and you are taught to throw yourself at other people with everything you’ve got’

Earlier this year, Fanny Hoetzeneder approached London Rollergirls to help them with, ‘Derby Kiss’ – A short film inspired by Riikka Hyvönen’s ‘Roller Derby Kisses’ exhibition, for Channel 4’s Random Acts.

Watch it here, or on the Random Acts Youtube Channel

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