Roller Derby News: 💭May 21 - 27
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This Week in Roller Derby News:
Introducing the New WFTDA Rankings Platform
A Public Update from the WFTDA Rules Committee
*basically, pinning or trapping limbs is illegal even when done with legal blocking and target zones
2019 MRDA Champs: Announcer Application
Bridging the Gap: Supporting Derby on a Global Level
What Is “Safe” Anyway?
Lindsey Watson Shares her Struggle with Mental Health
Helmets and You
Power Through the 4th Whistle’s Podcast - 041 - In the Zone
Derby Rocz Episode #201
All info snagged from Flat Track Stats 🙌 Click the photo to go to the tournament FTS page.
Atlanta Round Robin
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Fundraiser Highlight: Okinawa Roller Derby (ORD) to Big island Brawl
This June, our All-Star team is traveling to Hilo, Hi to compete in The Big Island Brawl tournament against other similarly ranked WFTDA teams. We are looking forward to expanding our roller derby experience outside of the island of Okinawa and hope to improve our WFTDA league ranking. The All-Star team consists of skaters and coaches who are Japanese locals, teachers, military spouses, active duty military members serving in Okinawa, Japan. The cost of travel from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii will exceed $18,000, with airfare being our greatest challenge. As a league, we try to offset as much of the required travel costs to our league members and their families as possible. Roller derby is an expensive sport with each league managed by the skater for the skater. This is where all of our wonderful fans, our ORD family and friends are able to support our derby dreams and adventures! With your help, the financial burden will be eased for the team and league. We've put in many hours of practice, endurance training and strategies, we are determined to make you all proud. We greatly appreciate any and all assistance you are able to provide in helping us achieve our goal of traveling to Hawaii where we plan to leave everything we have on the tournament track! Every contribution counts and we thank you for your continued support of our league and dreams!!
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