Roller derby is a team sport

March 23, 2015
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I’m rewriting the WFTDA rules. See my additions in red below: 3.4.1 – The Lead Jammer is the only skater who has the privilege of calling off (ending) the jam prior to the expiration of the full two minutes and upon advice from her bench manager. Lead Jammer is a strategic position established on the […]

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Facebook is targeting the roller derby community

March 20, 2015
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Facebook is slowly but surely working its way through the roller derby community, locking people out of their Facebook accounts until they submit a photo of their driver’s licence and then forcing them to use their legal names. There are so many issues with this. Chloe from Belfast, United Kingdom* says “I believe the roller […]

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Fundraising Ideas

March 10, 2015
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I did a post a last week about ethical derby clothing. That night, someone was selling Cadbury fundraising chocolates and I noticed they now have a “FAIRTRADE” logo one them. Shop Ethical! is dubious about this, stating “The Big Three Nestlé, Mars and Cadbury/Mondelez, have all been criticised on workers rights. While they each now offer ethical […]

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Ethical Roller Derby Clothing

March 4, 2015
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Hellcat Clothing

You play an empowering sport. But do you play it in clothing manufactured in sweatshops? Where does your consumer dollar go? I’ve played derby for a while and this thought had never occurred to me. So I set about researching it. There’s an Australian website called Shop Ethical. This is what they have to say […]

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Ladies, take yourself seriously

January 20, 2015
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During a recent training session, Smarty Pants (Team USA World Cup player) pulled us all into a tight huddle and shared a story about her identity in derby as “back up jammer”. She pointed out that she had limited her performance in the past by not taking herself seriously enough as a jammer. This attitude […]

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Derby, meet Excel

January 14, 2015
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Level of naughtiness: generally low

I decided to graph the game statistics that I have available since I joined LCD (there’s not many – I had a patch in the middle where I didn’t make attendance). First up, here is the proportion of game play I got. Considering I rarely jam (maximum of twice in a bout), I think I […]

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2014 Roller Derby World Cup global viewing times

December 3, 2014
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We'll be purchasing the whole tournament in my house

If you’re nowhere near Dallas but keen on watching the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, here’s your step-by-step guide. 1. Download this bloody awesome spreadsheet of 2014 World Cup games designed by Slaine. 2. Purchase the live feed from the World Cup website. ($45 for all games or $25 for the final day’s games only – presumably these […]

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