Monthly Archive: June 2012

NSOing – How to support your league off skates

By Captain Malice Non-skating Official non-skating official [non-skeyt-ing uh-fish-uhl] noun 1. To officiate without wearing roller skates. I love this sport. Consider me well and truly bitten by the derby bug – any excuse to be around it, I’ll take. I’ve been training for around nine months, delayed by work, weather and injury. For most […]

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Derby Baby

I used to have a pair of those metal skates that I tied over my shoes when I was a kid in the seventies, rackety, useless things with hard wheels that juddered over every bump. Then when I was thirteen my birthday present was an amazing pair of blue and red roller boots. I skated […]

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Sometimes the hardest fight is with yourself

Roller derby is a sport that prides itself on being accessible to all. No matter what age you are and what size you are you can learn to skate and kick ass with a team you love and who accepts you for who and what you are. This is one of the appeals of roller […]

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Live roller derby, back in Manchester!

It’s true, MRD really can’t get enough of Manchester. Good job really! About a month and a half has passed since our last home bout and we’re already back with another one. This event will be a double-header, featuring both the girls and boys of MRD in two amazing bouts. Manchester Roller Derby is rather […]

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