Weekly Roundup: May 7 - 14
What's up, Derbyverse! I'm really excited because this week my team is going to Udder Chaos! If you'll be there, make sure to say hi! And if you wanna do a video together (interview, promo, game highlight reel) let me know!
This week's highlights:
Bonnie Wykman Statement on VRDL Bullying
Satan's Little Helper Moving Back to San Jose
On Recruiting Roller Derby Officials
This is literally so good please read
Jacksonville vs Gotham Footage
Because it was streamed on FB LIVE the game is cut up into sections.
London 168 - Helsinki 160
Derby on Toast Updated with Latest WFTDA Rankings
RCRDHC: An #TeamHitSquad Art Production
I am really loving what Hit Squad is doing with their Art productions. The home team life is such a special thing in derby and Rat City's is especially legend. I was a HUGE Rat City fan back in the day so this gave the feels.
Roller Derby Athletics Re-Opening Registration for Training Memberships
WFTDA Games and Tournament Policy Updates, 2018 Cups, Playoffs, Champs Structure and Seeding Process
Maurine Filip's Mental Health Monday - Mental Training Tool: Body Scan
Kayla Woodward/K Woo of ARCH is now on Twitter
Everyone on my Twitter feed was fangirling about her (as you should) so follow her on Twitter!
WFTDA Announces Tournament Head Officials for 2018 WFTDA Tournaments
HUGE SHOUTOUT TO THESE FOLKS! If you know them IRL give them a high-five!
WFTDA Looking for a Member Services Manager
Dublin Roller Derby Tutorial Series on NSO paperwork
God bless these dang NSOs <3
RDJ.TV Presents: C cuts vs D Cuts
Turning a Setback into a Comeback
TrebleMaker909 Apex II Kneepads Review
North Cheshire Victory Rollers #DeafAwarenessWeek post
This really impacted me. Not only did I learn some things but it was a great wake up call to how inaccessible derby (and the world as a whole) can be.
MVP of the Week: Jacksonville for FB Live-streaming the Gotham/Jax game
Not only was a high-profile game but also I firmly believe the derbyverse needs access to all footage possible. That's a rant for another time but for real, even just FB-Living a game gives us something. Huge thank you to Jacksonville/ the specific person who filmed it and did all the work every time the feed dropped. You the MVP of the week <3 Here's the first half of the game:
Fundraiser Highlight: Help Twin Valleys Roller Derby Get to EXDC!
Twin Valleys Roller Derby is selling this cute AF shirts to raise funds for their trip to EXDC!
Twin Valleys Roller Derby (TVRD) was founded in 2017 as a fusion of Star City Roller Girls and New River Valley Roller Derby. We're proud to represent southwest Virginia to our community and the derby community as strong, capable athletes.
We are so excited to be playing at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza (ECDX)in Philadelphia June 22-24, a first for TVRD! Since all of our activities are paid for by our league members, we're hoping this fundraiser will make it more affordable for everyone to be able to participate. Skating is expensive! Trips are expensive! Skating and trips are expensive!
Help us skate and get a sweet shirt. Everyone wins!
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