... a bit Suffolk
|th 14 Jun|
In the manner of a roller derby programme that so relentlessly refuses to identify mixed league team skaters' home league the Women's Tour web site fails to identify national champions and the web generally is surprisingly reticent ... and what's more nowhere like the predicted 5,000 in Framlingham yesterday. But still the riders tended to be friendly if ... more here
|th 31 May|
roller derby 2016 included Norfolk Brawd Vixen Mortar making a marriage proposal mid-jam and a Chelmsford Killa Hurtz Girl on a corner in Wimslow Arizona
|su 20 May|
|th 17 May|
|tu 15 May|
No skate outs (when the skaters are introduced to the spectators) at Sunday's Norfolk Brawds' hosted British Championship bout in Norwich. Skate outs are a rewarding photo op and heightens the pleasurable anticipation before play starts and may have helped our bemusement before we found out the Savage Lilies are Wirral RD's B team (get a programme and read it). Committed roller derby from all four teams and well choreographed offence from a Rebellion Roller Derby packed with new to us faces.
|sa 12 May|
British Championships roller derby in Norwich TOMORROW.
|th 22 Mar|
Suffolk Roller Derby 2013 to 2014.
|sa 17 Mar|
Skaters were a little thin at last night's Suffolk Roller Derby open scrimmage in Inspire Ipswich but it was still rewarding with newbie NSOs (Non Skating Officials) learning in the penalty box and a very youthful seed being cast. Girlfriend and boyfriend playing on opposing teams was an interesting situation and disappointingly what used to be automatic for SRD training and scrims no after beer.
GB junior roller derby has a Twitter account and is fundraising to contest the Junior World Cup in the US.
|we 14 Feb|
For Valentine's Day a roller derby l♥ve story.
|tu 13 Feb|
Roller derby in the British Championships and the Inspire Ipswich on Saturday.
|th 8 Feb|
In protest some Suffragettes refused to take part in the 1911 General Census risking fines and imprisonment. Events to encourage suffragists to boycott the census included 500 women and 70 men roller skating till dawn at the Aldwych Rinkeries (l♥ve that name) ... almost roller derby.
|su 21 Jan|
This year Suffolk Roller Derby are holding monthly open co-ed roller derby scrimmages alternating venues between Inspire Ipswich and CurveMotion Bury St Edmunds. Friday was the year's first and at Inspire where the foyer's had a coat of paint and the hall floor made very shiny. A little chilly especially around the penalty box and some skaters clearly newbs. Number 11 got his seventh and ejection penalty for taking his helmet off in the penalty box, we had a faint inkling it was a penalty but then just about everything in derby is:) You need passed minimum skills, black and white tops and five pounds for the next scrim on the 15th February.
|th 18 Jan|
Usual slightly off journalism associated with derby but Sunday 4th February the Beeb is streaming this year's roller derby world cup from Manchester. Spotted in a vid on the Beeb page ex Concrete Cow and Grid City skater Magic Beanz now a London Roller Girl ... every girl's dream to wear the pink:)
|sa 6 Jan|
Inevitably jokes about falling over feature in Victorian and Edwardian postcards about roller skating along with fancy dress and roller rink staff promoting the surprisingly ubiquitous rinks but women on skates were also portrayed as attractively elegant ... especially on French cards.
|fr 5 Jan|
Roller derby has more rules than the town council (it is possible) and so needs something like this.
|fr 22 Dec|
At Norfolk Roller Derby's Christmas double bouter Sunday we put our camera bag by roller derby medic Pastor IcePax who agreed that a lot of the fun had dripped out of derby. NRD then immediately put us both in the wrong, every 50 points scored there was a novelty jam, our favourites were the dancing jams which included officials. Derby name of the day Nicola Shirt-Slinger, one there for near the coast celebrity Ed Sheeran.