Hard Hits and Hard Lessons

This is a TEDx Talk by Jennifer McMahon who is the founder of Humboldt Roller Derby. It’s an interesting talk, where she speaks about “Founders Syndrome” and the need to “Let Go” so that things can flourish. If you check out their ABOUT page on HRDs website you can read a bit more about how she got the league off the ground.

Home Bout #1

Our first home team bout is next weekend where my team the Pulp Vixens will take on the Sisters of Anarchy in our season opener for 2013. Below is the awesome bout poster for it!!

Sin Amen Whip for the Sisters is the happiest Jammer you’ll ever meet, and our Vixen Captain Spink! 182 is our little Demanda Riot!! High Five Team Purple!!

NSR first home team boutFor more information join the Facebook event page HERE.

Skater 26

The nature of sport. Fine looping motion, punctuated by violent collision. That is the equation, sacrifice and beauty on the flat track. No names, no interviews. The speed, the grace, the violence of the sport are encapsulated within a non linear narrative that showcases the athletes not the scene

Bay Area Derby Girls
Made in close conjunction with Bay Area Derby Girls.

It gave me goosebumps. I think it was just the way it was shot. The direction and the attention to detail. Any derby skater may feel a great sense of deja vu within elements of this film. The closeness of a game. The lead up. The training. The daily rituals. If you haven’t watched this yet, please do yourself a favour…

What did you think?

Vic / Tas Roller Derby Tournament 2013

So the Victorian/Tasmanian Roller Derby Tournament 2013 is in full throttle mode!

vic  tas tournament

The Victorian Tasmanian Roller Derby tournament is an ambitious undertaking to have as many leagues as possible in both Victoria and Tasmania play in 2013, culminating in finals determining a champion league.

This is really really exciting news! The groupings have been announced and we have been placed in Group 2 alongside fellow Victorians Geelong Roller Derby League and Ballarat Roller Derby League and two Tasmanian leagues (both from Launceston) Van Dieman Rollers and Devil State Derby League.

We will be holding try outs in a few weeks time to rank our skaters that will form our Travel A team squad (the Death Stars) for the tournament this year. Within that top 20 skaters our Captains will be nominated and voted in and planning and training for this event will amp up TO THE EXTREME!

I am incredibly excited about this tournament this year. 16 leagues across these two states are getting involved. It fosters a greater derby relationship across all levels (regional leagues, experienced metro leagues, up-and-coming leagues) and more derby action for the fans out there.

Our team that will be formed for this has an exciting opportunity to put their skills to the test in our May the 4th bout with a visiting interstate league (details are being finalised… can’t mention any names just yet ;)) so that should give us something to really strive for to get our strategy and team work together before the Tournament starts towards the end of May

High-five to ALL OF THE DERBY!!!

2013 Bout Dates Woot Woot!

Our 2013 Bout Dates have been released. Put these dates in your calendar and come watch our home teams in action. I’m still drafted to the Pulp Vixens and am excited to see if we can continue our reign of purple domination 😉

Home Team Bout Dates
Ooh and lookie here – I’m on the bout poster! (#801)