... a bit Suffolk
|su 10 Aug|
We were very flattered when Jerry The Commissioner Seltzer replied to our Facebook comment that the previous flat track roller derby two whistle start made for more variety in play. He pointed out that in old time banked track derby the pack just kept rolling. We are very sorry to report that Jerry passed away at the beginning of last month.
|sa 3 Aug|
Usual mainstream overblown journalism when writing about roller derby but also the unlikely info that writer Damon Runyan co-created banked track derby with promoter Leo Seltzer. Runyan wrote the Broadway short stories on which the musical Guys and Dolls was based ... certainly seems unlikely but then Runyan was also a sports reporter with a liking for boxing.
|sa 22 Jun|
Very pleased to see Denver keeping the roller derby skate out alive and entertaining.
|th 30 May|
Short track roller derby, three on the track, seven in a team, turn right in the first half turn left in the second, no lead jammer and NO penalty box you lose two points for a penalty (seven penalty ejections?) ... interesting but not stupid eh?
|tu 12 Mar|
|mo 25 Feb|
Roller derby skater Boris Gridcity in Houghton Regis ... don't worry, most people don't know where it is either.
|we 13 Feb|
Victorian and Edwardian roller skating clearly went together with fancy dress
... plus ça change eh?
Roller derby skater Lulu Bloodlust gets a tenth admirer on Flickr.
|tu 29 Jan|
Here's a roller derby novelty, the British Championships Mansfield Roller Derby v Hellfire Harlots B is free entry ... though it is a ways to Mansfield admittedly.
|su 20 Jan|
Suffolk Roller Derby men's single bouter at Inspire Ipswich this afternoon.
|tu 18 Dec|
The London Rollergirls are recruiting coaches for next year, applications close 28 December. It used to be the law at roller derby bouts that if the announcer mentioned ex-LRG coach Ballistic Whistle there had to be an official time out.
|th 13 Dec|
In 2014 and Ely we snapped a Red White and Bruise Rollers scrimmage with Suffolk RD and we're pretty certain we snapped a RWB skater with a mixed league team in Bletchley. Like the Seaside Sirens very regrettably RWB are pulling up their track tape for the last time. As a league that pretty much could only draw on military and their families at RAF Lakenheath it was likely to struggle. The brilliant bit is they are giving away their t-shirts for just the postage. Ours arrived this morning and it fits!
|su 9 Dec|
This morning in the Tommy Mills sports hall Framlingham in front of a very supportive and appreciative audience The Little Mermaid whizzed about on off ice skates. One of the many very young cast members had to be taken to the toilet during the show but like we said before nobody fell over. Such an opportunity for the young to learn self confidence ... hope there'll be another show soon.
|we 28 Nov|
Saturday at Inspire Ipswich a sur5al format roller derby tournament hosted by Suffolk Roller Derby.
|su 18 Nov|
The skaters at the rehearsal of The Little Mermaid in the Tommy Mills Framlingham's sports hall today were wearing off ice skates, they look like inline skates but the four wheels are mounted in a curve so only two wheels touch the floor making spins and turns easier. At the rehearsals nobody fell ... more here