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Holy moly have we got a treat in store for you! On Saturday 10th August we’re hosting not one, not two but THREE games!! Join us in Crystal Palace for three super-exciting games guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. First our Brawling babes will be taking on our fave Northern team RAINY BLOOMIN’ CITY, definitely one not to be missed! Next up our BRAND SPANKING NEW D TEAM will be taking on Essex’s KILLAHURTZ in their debut game. Finally Brawling will be back on the track in their first match against PARIS ROLLERGIRLS!

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have awesome roller derby vendors and snacks, and some very exciting news…but you’ll have to be there to find out! You do not want to miss out on this!! Check out the Facebook event and get your ticket – they’re on sale now and likely to go fast so get in quick!

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London Rollergirls by Melissa Pritchard - 1d ago

Our next featured skater is Bryony, another member of our Fundamentals programme.

How did you first hear about roller derby? (and London Rollergirls!)
I came to watch a LRG game years ago when I was a freshy for another team!

What made you want to try it?
Whip It – Naturally!

Did you have any skating experience before you started Fundamentals? Have you played any other sports before?
None whatsoever…I was (still am) a Bambi on ice!

What is your favourite thing you have learned in training so far? What has been the most challenging thing?
My favourite thing is going fast and running on toe stops – who’d have thought that was even possible? Holding my balance after being hit is pretty challenging, it must go back to channelling Bambi!

What’s the best thing about learning to play roller derby?
The amazing community around me – whilst travelling around the world I used Roller Derby as a supportive network of immediate friends on arrival in far flung lands. LRG hasn’t disappointed!

Have you thought about a derby name yet? If so what is it?
Hmm, it would be too easy to go with the obvious ‘ginger’ puns. I’m waiting for a flash of inspiration.

Do you have any other hobbies? (besides derby!) What do you like to get up to when you’re not skating?
Having just moved to London I’m finding my feet doing all of the exciting things, exploring and buying too many house plants. Also currently learning to LindyHop which is hilarious.

What advice would you give someone thinking about trying roller derby?
DO IT. Honestly, it will be the best decision you’ll make. Fun, friends and fierce thighs.

To find out more out the London Rollergirls Fundamentals programme, click here.

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London Rollergirls by Melissa Pritchard - 3w ago

Kicking off our new “Meet the Skaters” series is Cleo.  Cleo is part of our fabulous Fundamentals programme.

How did you first hear about roller derby? (and London Rollergirls!)
I think this may be the most common answer, I found derby through the film ‘Whip It’ starring Ellen Page.  I got super obsessed with it and watched it over and over.  That year, I asked for skates for my birthday but was always far too nervous to put them on, so they were untouched in the box for a little while!

I first saw the London Rollergirls at Pride! I can’t quite remember the year but they were skating in the parade through the city. I checked them out later that evening and was so surprised to find out they had home games in my area, I went to my first bout not long after that.

What made you want to try it?
It just looked so cool and tough, it’s the perfect mixture of all things that I like.

Did you have any skating experience before you started Fundamentals? Have you played any other sports before?
I had gone around my local park a few times, but it always felt too daunting. Once I had signed up for Fundamentals, I found that having a start date gave me a kick in the butt to get my skates on and work on being able to move forwards before my first session.  I started going to some beginner skating lessons and had a few visits to the roller disco.  In the past I have tried many different types of dance and did aerial hoop off and on for a year, despite all of this I’ve never found my ‘thing’. Until derby, I’m hooked.

What is your favourite thing you have learned in training so far? What has been the most challenging thing?
Last practice we did jumps for the first time! I can’t believe that after 6 weeks, I am able to jump over cones and a cardboard box.  The most challenging thing thus far is transitions, it’s going to be something I have to drill over and over.

What’s the best thing about learning to play roller derby?
I love watching home games or games on youtube, it’s so motivating to see high levels of skating. I can’t wait until I can get to that level, and be able to make contact.
Have you thought about a derby name yet? If so what is it?
I am so indecisive, I have a whole list of it on my phone. I’m leaning toward Virus, but Toxin is close by.

Do you have any other hobbies? (besides derby!) What do you like to get up to when you’re not skating?
I really enjoy aerial hoop but I’ve kind of deserted it for skating, I can’t lie!

What advice would you give someone thinking about trying roller derby?
Go for it! Everyone in derby is so welcoming and supportive. After only a few sessions you will have made so much progress.  I recommend skating a little bit before going to your first practice, just to get the initial nerves of being on
wheels out of the way. I highly recommend Skate Tone, they have awesome beginner skating classes all over London.  If you sign up for fundamentals do not try to shape your mouth guard a few hours before your first practice, I have never felt so much panic and regret!

If you want to learn about our Fundamentals Programme you can find all the information here!

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Get ready, all you LRG fans, you’re in for a treat!

Just before London Brawling jet off to ECDX, you’ll have the chance to see them take on Roller Derby Toulouse at home! This is a first time match up, and with both teams sitting in the top 10 of the European rankings, it’s bound to be a blinder!

This is Brawling’s first home appearance of 2019, so make sure you keep an eye out for our ticket release date so you don’t miss out!

Not only that, but our B Team, Brawl Saints will also be making an appearance as they take on Nottingham’s Hellfire Harlots! There’s currently only 1 spot in the rankings between these teams, so expect to see all the skaters’ competitive spirit come out in full force!

As always, our group bundles will be available, so you can bag yourself a discount if you bring your friends, AND we’ll be bringing you another bootcamp, so you can swot up on all LRG’s top tips before the game.

Full details for our JAMMER AND OFFENCE bootcamp, available here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/180657312834785/

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Great offence is a two way street. Both Blocker & Jammer have their part to play in creating those GIF worthy lead calls and scoring passes.

In this London Brawling two hour master class, Beth Lord and Delta Strike will lead Jammers & Blockers through the core components of a killer jammer/offence duo.

Jammers! You will learn how to facilitate your offence and tricks & tips for making the most of the opportunities your offence gives you.

Blockers! You will learn techniques on to move opponents regards of size, how to read gameplay and positioning for optimum success and what Brawling’s offence acronym F.A.P.P really means…

Onskates and offskates Bootcamp only tickets and Bootcamp & Game bundles will be available. Spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Full details for the Brawling and Brawl Saints games following the bootcamp can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1175343952643365/

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For the first time ever, London Brawling will coach a mini-bootcamp dedicated to juniors. We’ll cover key defensive strategies, offensive principles and nifty jammer skills. Let us know in the comments on facebook if you want to suggest anything in particular that juniors want to learn. Add on a bout ticket to stay and watch British Champs games right after, for a full day of derby!

Saturday 27 April
12.00pm-3.30pm (registration 12.00 – 12.30)
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
Open to 12-18 year olds, level 3 contact ready juniors

£30 onskates
£15 offskates
£40 onskates + bout ticket
£30 offskates + bout ticket
£15 bout ticket only

Chaperones do not need to pay for offskates tickets for the bootcamp, but will need to pay full price for the bout ticket if they wish to attend.

Children and young people require a chaperone on site and in the same room as the child or young person at all times. The chaperone is responsible for the safety and well being of the child or young person whilst they are on site, before during and after the event. Chaperones may supervise as many children and young people as they feel confident to do so, younger children will require a higher child to adult ratio. Chaperones should be organised by a person with parental responsibility for the child or young person, and may not be participants in the event.

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Looking for new ways to invigorate your jammer toolkit?

Come along to this intensive Brawling bootcamp, where our top jammers will show you some great physical and tactical tricks to help you pile on those points!

With our A Team Jammers Delta Strike, Trisha Smackanawa, and AnDracula, you can test your new found skills against London Brawling walls, to really improve your jamming.


Timings:

1 – 1.30pm: Registration and kit up
1.30pm – 3.30pm – Bootcamp


Tickets are available here – Bout and bootcamp bundles are available!

Photo credit: ©Jason Ruffell 2018

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Last year, after Julian Love came and took a series of wonderful portraits of some of our skaters, we worked with the super talented photographer to create this incredible short film. Thank you Julian and team <3

Featuring the London Rollergirls
Directed by Julian Love @julianlovephoto
Director of Photography Chris Dodds @chisdoddsdop
Edited by OKAY STUDIO @okaystudio

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We’ll be kicking off the 2019 season with a double header featuring our fabulous B Team, Brawl Saints, and our spectacular C Team, Batter C Power!

Both teams finished last season with convincing wins at home in October – Can they start 2019 with the same success?

Opponents to be announced soon!

Timings as follows:
4.30pm: Doors open
5.00pm: First game whistle
7.00pm: Second game whistle

Before the game, members of London Brawling will also be leading a BOOTCAMP, so you can start the new season by learning from some of the top skaters in the country – Stay tuned for more details!

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