London Rollergirls Present: British Championships Tier 1 South

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It’s the third game of the season in the South division of Tier 1, women’s British Championships and it’s London Rollergirls’ turn to host, and we are bringing you two nail biting games to keep you on the edge of your seat!

First up, you’ll get to watch our very own Batter C Power, take on Cambridge Rollerbillies, followed by a second exciting match up between Norfolk Roller Derby and Bath Roller Derby.

Doors will open at 4:30 – be sure to get your tickets in advance, as our last home game was a sell out!

Don’t forget about our fabulous bring-a-friend bundle, which gets you a huge discount when you come in a group of 4! 👭👬

Just to add to the excitement, we’ll be holding a JUNIORS BOOTCAMP prior to the game – more details HERE

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Brawling Next Generation: Junior Derby Bootcamp

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For the first time ever, London Brawling will coach a mini-bootcamp dedicated to juniors. We’ll cover key defensive strategies, offensive principles and nifty jammer skills. Let us know in the comments on facebook if you want to suggest anything in particular that juniors want to learn. Add on a bout ticket to stay and watch British Champs games right after, for a full day of derby!

Saturday 27 April
12.00pm-3.30pm (registration 12.00 – 12.30)
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
Open to 12-18 year olds, level 3 contact ready juniors

£30 onskates
£15 offskates
£40 onskates + bout ticket
£30 offskates + bout ticket
£15 bout ticket only

Chaperones do not need to pay for offskates tickets for the bootcamp, but will need to pay full price for the bout ticket if they wish to attend.

Children and young people require a chaperone on site and in the same room as the child or young person at all times. The chaperone is responsible for the safety and well being of the child or young person whilst they are on site, before during and after the event. Chaperones may supervise as many children and young people as they feel confident to do so, younger children will require a higher child to adult ratio. Chaperones should be organised by a person with parental responsibility for the child or young person, and may not be participants in the event.

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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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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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