Monthly Archive: May 2011

Derby Spotting: Calling It Off

So I’ve noticed recently how a lot of people turn up to watch a bout with a good grasp of the basic rules, but spot things happening on the track that just seem to make no sense at all. The fact is that roller derby strategy sometimes uses the rules in surprising ways and it […]

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The ‘NO MINORS’ rules set: Yea or nay?

In case you missed it, at the beginning of April the WFTDA confirmed they would be testing a new rules system known as the ‘no minors’ rules set. Throughout the summer, teams from across the US will be participating in test bouts to see how these changes could impact upon the sport we know and […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Scream – 19th June 2011

Never watched live roller derby? What are you waiting for? It is exactly one month until our next game at Manchester’s Academy 1. A MONTH! If you were at our last game, you’ll know what the atmosphere’s like. Everyone gets behind their respective team and excitement reaches fever pitch. The announcers do a great job […]

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Sunday outing!

Last Sunday a few of us were lucky enough to join a mixed scrim with Leeds Roller Dolls & Middlesborough Milk Rollers. Leeds are in training for a momentus closed bout against London Brawling, so we agreed to play Leeds Vs everyone else so they could indulge in a little bit of team bonding. How […]

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What do I need to play Roller Derby?

Want to play roller derby but have no idea where to start? Seen ‘Whip It’ and want to give it a go? In this short blog I’ll shine a little light on what I’ve learned, how to get involved and what equipment you’ll need to get you up and blocking in no time. The first […]

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Great Yorkshire Showdown!

Hi everyone, this is Polly Killer checking in with a (slightly belated) recap of the Great Yorkshire Showdown 2011, hosted by the beautiful and talented Leeds Roller Dolls. This year’s GYS was super exciting for us because last year’s tournament in October was many MRDers first bout (we lost to Wakey Wheeled Cats 62:20), so […]

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