Roller Derby News: ✌️May 13 - 21
Hey there Derbyverse, it’s Nox, welcome to The Weekly Roundup!
Again, thank you to Bob Dunnel/Mr. McWheely for his amazing photos <3
Sorry for the slight delay in posting - I was getting my BRAND NEW EMAIL LIST ready!
This Week in Roller Derby News:
Overview of Systems Coming in 2019
Introducing the New WFTDA Rankings Platform Part 3: The Rankings Conundrum
Prayers Have Been Answered: WFTDA to Release Public Rankings Calculator
Jammer Tricks: The Classic and Crossbody Jukes! 💨
Some Tips for Working Through Conflict in Roller Derby
Spotlight on Officiating: WFTDA Education Meets Maurine and She-Lock Holmes
5 Handy Tips For Productive Footage Watching
Dutch Roller Derby News Looking for New Ownership
Gameplay 2.5 Passing & 3. Scoring
JRDA Announces New Southwest Region Coordinator - Ima Hotmess
JRDA Announces New UK Region Coordinator - Barb Wired
JRDA Announces New Great Lakes Region Coordinator - 5 ft Assassin
Upcoming European Short Track Events (June-August 2019)
Chatterbox Week 9 (Boardwalk Empire, La Foire du Nord)
Elemental Jamming: Define your style, build your skills
Getting Past Yourself, Focusing on The Team
Building your Anti-Anxiety Routine [#MindsetMonthVideoSeries]
All info snagged from Flat Track Stats 🙌 Click the photo to go to the tournament FTS page
We Need To Talk About: Dangerous, Unsportsperson-Like Behavior
On Friday I shared this clip from the Denver/Rose City game from this year’s Big O.
Rose City All Stars issued this statement-
We all know roller derby is an intensely competitive sport — this year’s Big O Tournament was no different as we, along with Denver and Montreal, started our journeys toward the International WFTDA Championships. 1/5— Rose City All Stars (@RCRAllStars) May 20, 2019
Some in the derbyverse are calling for suspensions, some are looking for a WFTDA statement, some are concerned about this use of video replay. There is A LOT to unpack here but I hope leadership will make it known this is not tolerated and this is the last we see of it. ¯\_(ツ)_/
Fundraiser Highlight: Get Tem binder-free! - "Chest II: The Flattening"
If you have the means, please donate to help Tem get top surgery! If not, please share!
Hello, my name is Tem, and I need your help getting something off my chest.
I'm a 26 year-old transgender roller derby referee living in Scotland, and I've been pursuing top surgery via the National Health Service for many years now. Unfortunately, I am no closer to achieving this goal than I was when I started out. I'm autistic and suffer from PTSD as well as depression and anxiety, and this combination of neurodiversities has made it impossible for me to jump through the medical hoops required to access gender-affirming medical treatment via the state-sponsored health service.
I've reached the point now though where my physical health is being seriously compromised too, and it's for this reason that I've finally been persuaded into starting this fundraiser. As an internationally elite-level roller derby referee, I spend an average of 20 hours per week roller skating hard in circles round a track in sports halls all over the world and my dysphoria is such that I CANNOT do so without wearing a binder.
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