Season Opener: Brawl Saints v Blitz Dames and Batter C v Oxford

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Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings, and it’s no exception for London Rollergirls!

Fresh after our recent restructure, we’ll be holding our first home games of the year – we’re not ready to introduce you to our new D Team just yet, but our B and C teams promise to open this season with a bang!

First up, Batter C Power, the most feared (and glittery) C Team in the land will be taking a quick break from Tier 1 of British Championships to take on Oxford Roller Derby! This is the first time these two teams have met, but with only 8 places between them in the rankings, you can guarantee it’s going to be a nail biter!

Next up, our B Team babes, Brawl Saints take on Birmingham Blitz Dames. These teams last met in Tier 1 of British Championships back in 2017, where Brawl Saints pulled off a convincing win. Is it the Blitz Dames turn to come out on top?

Timings:

4.30pm: Doors open
5.00pm: First game whistle
7.00pm: Second game whistle

Before the game, members of London Brawling will also be leading a BOOTCAMP, so you can start the new season by learning from some of the top skaters in the country – more details HERE

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BOOTCAMP: Jammer Tac-Tricks

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Looking for new ways to invigorate your jammer toolkit?

Come along to this intensive Brawling bootcamp, where our top jammers will show you some great physical and tactical tricks to help you pile on those points!

With our A Team Jammers Delta Strike, Trisha Smackanawa, and AnDracula, you can test your new found skills against London Brawling walls, to really improve your jamming.



Timings:

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



Tickets are available here – Bout and bootcamp bundles are available!


Photo credit: ©Jason Ruffell 2018

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Rollergirls – Film by Julian Love

Last year, after Julian Love came and took a series of wonderful portraits of some of our skaters, we worked with the super talented photographer to create this incredible short film. Thank you Julian and team <3

Featuring the London Rollergirls
Directed by Julian Love @julianlovephoto
Director of Photography Chris Dodds @chisdoddsdop
Edited by OKAY STUDIO @okaystudio

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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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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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