Category: Roller Derby


The Bad Sheep Boutique – By Rockabilly Ray (Rachael Webster)

Posted on 4th September, by Martin in Roller Derby. No Comments

We all love something new and interesting to hit the world of roller derby. And for any of you derby chicks that love a new T-shirt or two to own then this is a post for you.

The following is a guest post by Rockabilly Ray

Have you seen the awesome new Roller Zombies tank top that’s now available?

Designed exclusively for Bad Sheep Boutique by the hugely talented Like Hell Design, this amazing graphic features a pack of zombies chasing down a rather juicy looking jammer. The zombie jammer is out of shot, so with a little inspiration from a fellow team member and friend, I felt that the term “Eat the baby” just fitted perfectly, both with the set up and of course the zombie theme.

I love the fact that this design has caught so many people’s eyes already. Maybe it’s … Read More »



Roller Girl Features in Comic

Posted on 28th February, by Martin in Roller Derby. No Comments

We recently caught up with Artist Jessica Abel about her latest work which features a Roller Derby Skater. We chatted about her work, inspiration and what’s on the horizon for her.

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Grab a cup of tea and enjoy!

Please tell us a bit about yourself?

[http://jessicaabel.com/]

I’m a cartoonist. I started back in the early 90s, self-publishing and then working with Fantagraphics on a series of short stories called Artbabe. After that, I did a graphic novel called La Perdida and taught comics, which led to writing (with my husband, fellow cartoonist Matt Madden of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style) two textbooks on making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, and Mastering Comics (see below). I started Trish Trash back in 2007, initially with the idea of scripting it and working … Read More »


Happy New Year 2015

Posted on 1st January, by Martin in Roller Derby. No Comments

Welcome to the start of a new year.

Thank you for your on going support and commitment in making Roller Derby so amazing.

 


Well Done PCRG and Cornwall Roller Derby

Posted on 15th September, by Martin in Roller Derby. No Comments

A BIG congratulations goes out to Plymouth City Roller Girls who raised a massive £2,000 in memory for their team mate Becky Jukes.

The money was raised by Roller Derby Teams and Fans of Plymouth and Newquay from ticket sales, a raffle and donations.

Well done to everyone involved and everyone who supported such a great tribute.

For more information visit the link below:

 

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/City-Roller-Girls-cheque-pound-2k-tribute-Becky/story-22925909-detail/story.html


How being like Michael Jackson will help you become better at Roller Derby

Posted on 4th June, by Martin in Roller Derby. No Comments

You might just think Michael Jackson is just another pop star and understandably he’s not everyones cup of tea. But you can’t ignore the fact the man entertained and inspired so many people for so many years. Selling Billions of records, entertaining billions of people and through serval decades he was at the top of his game.

‘What’s that got to do with Roller Derby?’ you might be asking. Well, a lot. This music icon learnt a lot about being the best. About adapting in different times and continuing to grow in his field.

If you want to be better at roller derby you to must learn to grow, evolve and keep moving.

So what can we learn?



My Name Is Flash Bo-Dash & I’m a Roller Derby…holic.

Posted on 17th May, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby. No Comments

In the words of Nike “Just do it”!

Hi, my name is Flash Bo-Dash and I’m a Roller derby girl and recovering procrastinator.

My last Blog was for Roller Derby UK in June 2013 and I am (still) a Roller Derby holic.

There, I’ve done it. Broken the seal, dipped my toe in the water, started my journey again into the world of blogging, journalism or what I like to call it, brain dumping for whoever wants to read it!

In the past I’ve written for the guys here at Roller Derby UK about popping my first bout cherry, Derby Sponges, Gummy worm mouthguards and an array of interesting facts that I’d picked up on my journey into the world of Derby from a Rookies perspective. This came in the form of 20 or so blogs which started over a year ago (that … Read More »


Happy Easter All you lovely roller derby people

Posted on 18th April, by Martin in Roller Derby. 2 Comments

OK, so this looks more like a picture you would find on a fridge produced by a child under 8 years old. BUT, we made it with love AND the chick wanted to do it for her portfolio piece. Enjoy!

Please note: She is not available for bout appearances. Sorry!

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Derby lesson number 1: You are never to swag for pads.

Posted on 13th February, by Martin in Roller Derby. No Comments

I’m kicking off with this reminder, before I even start with the tale of first training, because it’s important.

I decided to break in my new skates (Riedell R3s) with a tootle round the local rink, and dutifully headed off with a backpack filled with Scabs and Bullets. It’s amazing what a floor full of kids can do for your resolve, and when I get to ‘skates on’ time I think to myself ‘I didn’t fall last time, I’ll be fine’.

I believe they call those things; famous last words.

In fairness I wasn’t skating, I was tottering around on the carpet on my toe-stops – one of which was slightly loose. Down I went like a ton of spuds, straight back onto my elbows (thankfully avoiding my backside) and gifting myself a huge black bruise and a graze.

Anyway… training.

First of all, off skates … Read More »


What to expect when joining a roller derby team

Posted on 12th February, by Martin in Roller Derby. No Comments

Awesome people

Improved fitness

Supportive friends

Great sense of achievement

Improved balance

 

When people first think about joining derby there can be an array of mixed emotions. Perhaps excitement, nerves and then fear (especially when you see how good some of the players are).

But don’t worry. Derby can look like an aggressive sport but the players and those that surround the sport are usually very welcoming.

 

As you may have seen, in Flashes blog she talks about what she expected when she started roller derby and how it turned out.

 

If you are in the state of flux as to wether you should join a derby team or not here are a list of reasons why you NEED to sign up and join in.

 

 


A Beginners Experience into Roller Derby

Posted on 24th January, by Martin in Roller Derby. 1 Comment

Bored? Lazy? Unsociable?

For me it’s pretty much a combination of the above… I’m over-thirty, giraffe tall, excessively sarcastic, and usually repel all forms of exercise, but how do I fix that?

Enter Bex, aka, the fabulous ‘Smashtronaut X5’ of Dorset Roller Girls, and my best online friend. We met thanks to a shared love of Formula One and, soon after, I discovered she was a skater.

One weekend I travelled down to visit her, and met up with the rest of her team at a fundraiser. The DRG’s are an awesome bunch, super rowdy but incredibly friendly, and I had an amazing time.

So now I had a new plan; become a roller girl.

I used to skate. I wasn’t fantastic, and I had issues with stopping which usually ended up with one of my mates being used as a human road block, but … Read More »




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Welcome to the start of a new year.

Thank you for your on going support and commitment in making Roller Derby so amazing.

 

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So much has happened since my last blog that it’s stopped me blogging and instead of doing it, I just think about it and...

Well Done PCRG and Cornwall Roller Derby

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