Author Archives: Bristol Roller Derby

Becoming a Rookie with BRD

‘Wanna join?’ The flyer on my notice board had been screaming at me for almost a year before I actually worked up the courage to go along to one of the drop in sessions run by Bristol Roller Derby. My introduction to derby is one shared by many… I’d seen the film ‘Whip It’, thought it looked like fun, then happened to start working with someone who actually played the little known sport…

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The thing about British Champs is…

By now the entire UK roller derby community has likely heard the whispers of the virtual demise of what was Tier 1 of the British Champs. Depending on which rumour mill you listen to, all or all but one of the original Tier 1 teams has dropped out of Champs, most citing the need to play WFTDA sanctioned games and concentrate on WFTDA rankings.

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A guide to LUM-ing

I’m going to be away at a wedding for our next Bristol Roller Derby B(ee) Team’s game, so was planning to write a guide to LUMing for our lovely Tooms who will be covering for me as Line-up Manager. What better opportunity for me to take my thoughts and turn them into a blog post? There’re some great blog posts already on the internet about how to line-up manage and what makes an effective bench team, so I’m going to try and do something a little different…

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