This weekend the Light City Derby women’s team will compete in the Great Southern Slam (TGSS). I was reluctant to nominate myself for the team as last time the team was put together the captain took a personal dislike to me and blocked me on Facebook. Most team communication was over Facebook so I couldn’t read […]
Step 1 Assemble all machine washable pads. For us, this was two adults’ and two kids’ worth of knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. I think Junior Smack snuck in an extra set of something too as she has doubles at the moment. If you have carpet (or a couch) you want to deodorise, […]
My league is doing a LGBTIQ focussed (that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and queer, in case you were wondering) intake this year so LGBTIQ cultures have been more on my mind lately than usual. Also, I had a momentary lapse in judgement and put my hand up to help coordinate the project so I […]
This thirteen minute video will appeal to people who are interested in both derby and motherhood. It’s by Axles of Evil, who has a long history of involvement in roller derby and media. She consulted on Whip It and has written a book called Down and Derby: An insider’s guide to roller derby. It was […]
In March, Union Smack, Dark Side of Doom, Junior Smack and I drove across the country to Orange in NSW for Derby Fest Home Grown. Here is a short video of that trip. And, because Smack complained that I wasn’t in the video enough, here is a photo of us from the training camp.
A little over three years ago, I played my first interleague game. I was a Homicidoll playing with Murder City Roller Girls. We travelled to Hobart to play the Convict City Rollers. The event was called Execution Day and we lost 98 to 201. Here’s an album of some of the Dolls that day. Some […]
Think about what you’d like from the leaders in your roller derby league. Think about yourself as a leader. Do you conjure images of yourself and others giving inspiring speeches, igniting passion? Do you shy away from becoming a leader because you don’t have this skill? Do you find you team captain lacking if s/he […]