Roller Derby News: 🐥 June 17 - 24
Hey there Derbyverse, it’s Nox, welcome to The Weekly Roundup.
Photo cred to Bob Dunnell<3
This Week in Roller Derby News:
WFTDA Launches New Stats Site
*Even for non-stats nerds like me, this is way cool. Great work by Michael J. Watson!
MRDA Announces Officiating Leadership for 2019 Playoffs & Champs
The TWO types of Backward Crossover Skating!
JRDA Announces First Tryouts for USA Teams (Open and Female) for JRDA World Cup 2020
Training Ideas For When You’ve Hit That SLUMP [Part 3]
JRDA Accepting Bids to Host 2020 Champs
Game Day Routines
Chatterbox Week 13 —( ECDX, Hometown Throwdown)
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS: 29 JUNE 2019
We need to talk about:
On this note, #derbytwitter, #ECDX2019 was amazing but the racism we saw with the ref crew was painful. We were wearing red and when talking about/giving penalties any of our (bad ass) black skaters they literally would say “black #”. This never happened with any white skaters...— GUCCI MAIM LA FLARE (@guccimaim1017) June 24, 2019
So thankful for everyone in that thread sharing their experience. Microagressions like these are bullshit and we can’t accept them. If someone tells you this happened, listen to them. It’s a real issue that happens in every division of the derbyverse. Talk with your derby league/circle about how to call this out and how to correct it.
Fundraiser Highlight: Help Nani (Wendy Jones) during her recovery!
“Long Island Nani (Wendy Anna Jones) was injured during a roller derby practice on June 12th. She suffered an open tibia fracture, which required surgery that same night. Her recovery is going to take a bit of time, and it is unknown how long it will take her to return to work. Unfortunately, Nani recently started a new job and does not have paid time off. “
MVP OF THE WEEK:
Iron Octopus Fitness/Prime
Prime is MVP bc I love her and all her derby-specifc fitness content and her FREAKING BOOK JUST CAME OUT and I just think everyone should check it out!