Please help Royal Windsor Rollergirls' Head Coach Rollin Stoner's band get their track 'Yo Ho' remixed by Bonobo. Simply click on THIS LINK and leave your email address - the band needs over 800 votes in order to make the top 10 and be in with a chance.
Derby girls and boys, please use your power and your voices, and sign the iPetition to Save the Dundee Destroyers - the girls recently lost their training venue, and without somewhere to train, it's jeopardizing their future as a league.
Click HERE and take a few minutes to get your voice heard!
Check out Skaiti - a twenty-four hour fundraising event for the victims of the Haiti earthquakes.
When? Saturday April 10th at noon
Where? Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, Surrey - the famous Top Gear test track
Who? Anyone who skates - rollerskaters, inliners, longboarders and skateboarders
The aim is to raise as much money as possible to help the disaster relief in Haiti, whilst skating around the clock. All money raised will go to the charity Shelterbox, and it doesn't matter if you can't make all twenty-four hours of the event.
Camping is available on the site, and the runway lights will be switched on at night, so don't worry about skating in the dark!
All you have to do to take part, is raise your sponsorship, and turn up on the day! Please email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know that you'll be turning up.
If you'd rather raise your money online, it can be paid into JustGiving HERE
Minimum sponsorship is £20 per person, but everyone who raises over £50 will be entered into a prize draw, so please make sure your sponsors who go to JustGiving to donate write YOUR NAME against the donation.
Please spread the word, there's space on the track for 250 skaters.
Danny 'Jay Pegg' Bourne of FiveonFive magazine needs a UK widow to write 100 words about being coerced into using their skills for a derby league - the more non-obvious the better - or a UK skater to write about how they have official 'non-derby' days to keep their widow happy. If either of these applies to you, either reply to him over Facebook or go to the I LOVE DERBY GIRLS Facebook group and reply to his recent post.
Photo by David James 'Spida' Coxsell @ In-Depth Photos
Love Smack - 13th February 2010
Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls vs Central City Rollergirls
Team White vs Team Black
The day kicked off with the Team Black Vs Team White bout. The teams were made up of skaters from around the UK, some of whom had never taken part in a closed bout before. Despite the unfamiliarity of the teams and some inexperience, the team both played their knee-high socks off. All the way through the scores were close, the biggest point difference of the entire bout being just under 30 points, and neither team wanted to give in. Most of these ladies may not have actually played for their own teams yet in an open bout but judging by the way they played they definitely want to, soon! Final Score was 145-155 to Team Black.
The main bout of the day, LBRG vs CCR, kicked off a shortly afterwards. CCR were the more experienced team and coming in still riding the glory from their victory against Leeds two weeks beforehand, there were no doubt who the favourites were. After all this was only LBRG’s second match. CCR lived up to the expectations and took the win but LBRG made them fight for it.
CCR took the lead very early on but LBRG's score crept up right behind them. The second half was just as exciting, with LBRG getting into the game even more and at one point stopping the CCR jammers from scoring for 4 jams. Both teams showed high levels of skill and teamwork and neither came off the track disappointed by their performance. Final Score 79-130 to CCR.
LBRG would like to say a big thanks to CCR, all the skaters for Black vs White, the referees, the photographers and everyone who came to watch.
Calling anyone in the Liverpool area - the Liverpool Roller Birds have made it onto the Liverpool Echo's WISH campaign list, and are therefore competing for a share of £50,000.
The more tokens they collect from the newspaper, the more money they get - so please collect the tokens everyday, and post them to -
Liverpool Roller Birds, Garston Urban Village Hall, 70 Banks Road, Garston, L19 8HZ
Fresh off their exciting win at Leeds, Central City's Belles of Centrinnians head up North to Glasgow, bringing their second team, the Slay Belles along for the ride - This is the first time Glasgow Roller Girls have played CCR so it's shaping up to be a great game!
If you haven't seen it already, check THIS out! It's LRG's official YouTube site, and it's blockin' awesome :)
Footage includes some awesome this vid from Tattoo Freeze, nice work girls, lets get more UK Roller Derby up on YouTube!
Check out this little beauty that Jetspun member El Toupee just found!! Not quite sure whether the poster girl is skating or in labour, but it definitely looks like it could be an interesting new addition to the world of Roller Derby!!!
Remember to keep plaguing the press with your news guys, you'll be surprised how keen local papers and radio stations are to hear what you're up to, and it's a great way to attract fresh meat and sponsorship.
Earlier this week we posted a note on the sad death of Dundee Destoyers' derby girl Rippin Kittin. As a mark of respect, the team will be skating under the name 'Rippin Kittins' at the Scottish Roller Derby Tournament in Aberdeen in May, and they want you to help them by designing a logo for the team.
The winning designer will win a t-shirt with the logo on, and two tickets to watch the Kittins' bout.
The logo must include the following things - 1) Skates 2) Cat ears/ tail 3) Helmet 4) Look like a roller derby girl 5) Rippin Kittins 6) The colour purple - see the Destroyers Home Page
Get your glad rags on, and get creative, because well-renowned Roller Derby photographer extraordinaire David James 'Spida' Coxsell is making a second book!
As most of you will know, Spida's awesome photo book RD:UK documented the UK roller derby scene, and this time he wants to shoot pictures of your ultimate boutfits!
Spida needs volunteers - roller girls AND refs - to style or design their own boutfits, and then head down to his studios to model them for him!
The boutfits should say everything about you. It doesn't matter if they would be deemed unsuitable for the track, they just need to be an expression of you and your Roller Derby Ego - the ultimate fantasy outfit.
Models need to be able to travel to Birmingham on a weekday, and will have to provide their own travel costs.
So ... the logo is only a rough draft, and the accronym looks set to change to European Rollerderby Officials' Society, but the Round-Up Bout has heard some very exciting whisperings about a new organisation for roller derby refs and officials across Europe!
In the 12 or so hours since the draft logo was posted on Facebook, it has received more cyber chatter than the TXRD bootcamp announcement! So officials get keen! And get in contact with Twis-ted Miister for more details.
Check out the online survey that the WFTDA is running on their website this month. They are asking fans of modern roller derby to participate in their first comprehensive online demographic survey of roller derby fans and skaters.
Help them work out what it means to be a part of modern day roller derby, and get in with a chance of winning a gift bag full of WFTDA swag! Click on THIS LINK before February 15th to take part.