LONDON ROLLER DERBY PRESENTS: LRD B&C vs Lomme & Portsmouth

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The end of the year is fast approaching and as always, we’re planning to close out our season with a bang as we bring you another thrilling double header!

Fresh out of Tier 1 of Brit Champs, Batter C Power dominated the South region, but weren’t able to make their Playoffs dreams a reality. Catch them in their last appearance of the year as they try to re-establish their winning streak against Portsmouth Roller Wenches! These teams haven’t played since 2016, where Batter C took the win – will we see a repeat of 3 years ago, or will the Wenches come out on top?

Brawl Saints have had a season full of tough opponents this year, and never ones to shy away from a challenge, their last game of the year will see them take on the Lomme Roller Girls! Lomme have just returned from representing Europe at WFTDA Playoffs in Winston-Salem, and will be sure to bring our Brawl Saints a game to remember!

Keep your eyes peeled for tickets, and bootcamp details coming soon!

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Apply to be a Brawling Coach in 2020!

Brawling needs a coaching team for the 2020 season!

This is a great opportunity to become an integral part of London Brawling, and represent London Roller Derby internationally and at home. We’re looking for a maximum of four coaches to join the leadership team, and share responsibility for developing Brawling’s strategy, gameplay and team culture in 2020.

We welcome applications from new and familiar faces, and from all backgrounds and levels of experience. The window for applications closes on Sunday 27 October.

If you’re more interested in joining London Roller Derby in another capacity, or benching for another of our awesome teams, please see our website or email info@londonrollerderby.com

Application form here!

📸 by John Hesse

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London Roller Derby Tryouts 2020

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Do you have what it takes to join London Roller Derby? It’s that time again – tryouts for the main league are coming!

Anyone is welcome to try out, but please be aware that you will be expected to have passed all minimum skills and be able to scrimmage.

Successful tryoutees will join LRD main league and can be drafted to the A,B,C or D team!

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 – Wednesday 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 5th January 2020 14.00-16:30
Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre
Please arrive at 13.00 to register & kit up for a 14.00 sharp start

Phase 2 – Wednesday 15th January 2020 20.00-22.00
City of London Academy, Lynton Road
Please arrive at 19.30 to register & kit up for a 20.00 sharp start

NOT ABLE TO ATTEND TRYOUTS?
London Roller Derby will be accepting video submissions for tryouts.

Please purchase a ‘video submission’ ticket. Then, email hots@londonrollerderby.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 3rd January 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please note: You must be available in person to attend part two should you be successful in part one. For those who pass both rounds probation will start immediately on Sunday 19 January 2020, 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@londonrollerderby.com.

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LONDON BRAWLING PRESENTS: RELEASE THE BEAST BLOCKER BOOTCAMP

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Release the Beast – Brawling Individual Blocker Skills Mini Bootcamp

Want to be able to dominate as defence on the track? Be able to successfully defend your space in zonal gameplay? Be able to stop that jammer when your buddies are in the box with forearm penalties?! Then London Brawling have the bootcamp for you!

In this 2 hour mini bootcamp Brawling will be taking you through the drills and skills you need to master individual blocking. Learn how to catch the jammer, absorb impact, take control of their speed, get the recycle and embrace the clog.

Timings

1-1.30pm: Registration and kit up
1.30-3.30pm: Bootcamp

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