10 Reasons to Watch Roller Derby LIVE!

So, you’ve heard all about this Roller Derby lark, but you’ve never seen a live game… Well, as it turns out, we are playing THIS SUNDAY, and we think you should definitely come! But if that’s not enough to persuade you, here are our top 10 reasons to watch a live Roller Derby bout…

1. Learn about one of the UK’s fastest growing sports

Don’t know the rules? No problem! Roller Derby isn’t as complicated as it looks, and our learned announcers will help explain the game and tell you what’s going on. There’ll also be a brief explanation in the programme, plus loads of lovely members around to help – just ask!

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Gearing Up For Our Home Bout

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At HRD we all have job to do on and off track.  As someone who’s always enjoyed organising things, when it came to choosing a role I put my hand up to work in the Bout Coordination area.  I’ve been with HRD for almost 5 years, and in that time I’ve worked on Home Bouts for British Champs, standalone games outside of champs, I’ve supported at bigger events like Heartlands and Champs finals and the inaugural MRDWC in Birmingham 2014.  I’ve often thought of planning a bout day as a bit like planning a wedding; there’s people coming from near and far, you have to ensure you have the right officials present, you have to check the venue capacity and regulations thoroughly, and there’s definitely got to be enough cake for everyone.  Whereas with a wedding if you get sick of catering to your third cousin twice removed you can scrap it all, save the money and elope to Gretna Green, there’s no eloping in Derby.  The show must go on. Continue reading “Gearing Up For Our Home Bout”