by Skate Pilgrim Nothing better than when I’m standing on that jammer line. My heart is racing trying to escape my chest. The whistle blows and there’s a rush of emotion for the briefest moment. The endless opportunities play out before me as I see the path ahead of me. I step left, right, push. […]
Athletes need haemoglobin to function. If you’re low on this vital oxygen-carrying component of your blood, you won’t perform at your optimal level. Haemoglobin deficiency is known as anaemia. It diminishes your aerobic capacity, depriving you of much needed speed to get through the pack, or to chase down a speedy jammer. Here are five […]
Roller Derby AU needs your help. RDAU was started by doom bug after she noticed there was no central source of roller derby information for Australians. She has worked tirelessly on it since 2011, despite not having enough time to participate as a player. Now she needs to devote her energy to other passions in […]
Today I present a collection of kickarse beards found in the derby world. Enjoy! All the photos are watermarked. If you want to enjoy more derby photos from these photographers, head to their Facebook pages and hit “like”. The links are: Roaringstorm Photography Photos by Parker Joshua R Craig (website)
I was assigned a training session based on communication and endurance. It fell on October 31 so I gave it a Halloween twist. Below is a 120 minute training session for you to adapt and use. In practice, it didn’t all go to plan. For a start, at the beginning of training, it was just […]
I annoy some people in the roller derby world. Derby is a safe place for all the misfits: shaved hair, tattoos, LGBTIQs, people who struggle with their weight, people who don’t conform to gender norms. I don’t fit any of these criteria. In an environment where it’s ok to be different, I’m just not the […]
A colleague recently brought my attention to these beautiful pieces of roller derby artwork by Melanie Brown. Each is an oil on canvas of an ADRD skater. You can read about her motivation and see more of her work on her website.