Arriving at skating last night, I was chuffed to see a huge amount of people had come back. In the back of my mind was the worry that cramming this much knowledge into 6 weeks might be overwhelming for some of the new guys and girls, but heck, I was wrong, the turnout was grand!
As I arrived at Garon Park on Tuesday evening, I couldn’t help but feel nervous. I’ve been training as a referee for the Sirens since the end of Feb, but I’d never been tested on my skating ability, per se. I certainly hadn’t been tested on my fitness! As soon as we kitted up and [...]
There was the smell of setting lotion in the air, lashings of lipstick and poses so fierce rock and roll’s favourite model Kate Moss would be begging for tips……It could only be the Seaside Sirens’ latest team photoshoot!
And boy, was this a hotly anticipated event or what? After spending most of the afternoon making my [...]
Main Photo Credit: Steve Newton
So the final bout of the year, and what a year it has been – ‘The Year of the Siren’.
Our fourth bout of the season and we decided to go out with a BANG! For the first time we decided to host an intraleague game followed by a mens’ game (or [...]
I was in Canada yesterday, impressive eh? Better than being at work to say the very least. Chances are if you’re reading our lovely site then you probably know why – but indulge me…
Last weekend (December 1st – 4th) saw the very first Roller Derby World Cup; teams from thirteen countries travelled to Toronto for [...]
Y’know that roller skating phase that everyone had when they were a kid? Well I never had that. To be honest the first time I put a pair of skates on was in January this year. And that fact is all I can currently think of. – Why? Because in 30 seconds I’m about to [...]
On August Bank Holiday weekend, Mother Mercy and I embarked on an epic voyage to a far off land in order to learn from the great masters of roller derby. That land was Gent, Belgium, for a WFTDA Officials Clinic, the first of its kind in Europe. Being intrepid explorers, we mastered getting the Eurostar [...]
On Saturday 13 August, I dragged myself out of bed at an ungodly hour and off to Birmingham for an awesome weekend of derby training with the reigning WFTDA world champions, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Fresh from seeing the 5280 Fight Club’s epic game against the London Rollergirls the night before, I was excited and [...]
It was the end of a long hard training session; beads of sweat run from my forehead and trickled down my cheek, wiping my brow the end of session stretch out conversation turned to a fund raising event that was very dear to Rachel Hell De Jour Warry’s heart to which she had selected a [...]
I know it may be hard to believe, but every rollergirl has a life outside of roller derby (It’s true!!).
In my non-derby life I am Rachel Warry a teaching assistant in a nursery for children with Autism and social communication difficulties. It’s a job I love with a passion – almost as much as roller [...]