We Love roller derby

Here at Nottingham Roller Derby we sure do love a good game day. The adrenaline, the passion… the pictures? Today we’re looking at those pictures that tell a different kind of roller derby story – usually the one you thought … Read more

Friends, Sweat and Tears

A few months ago, I wrote some words about the friendships I have found in roller derby for the Galentine’s edition of the Fan Club zine. I feel really lucky to know and spend time with these women. In the … Read more

Cherry Popping

So you’ve passed min skills! Now what? After a long, hard slog through minimum skills, it’s finally time to get out there and put those skills to the test on track. Which all sounds awesome until you realise you actually … Read more

Where’s your body at?

Body image has been pertinent in the media for a very long time. There are dips and swells for its popularity in the media but, overall, it’s inescapable. It’s been said in many ways by many people – the media is saturated with images of social perfection. In sport body image tends to focus on being slim and toned; speed, agility and strength has simply become a by-product of the aesthetic. And roller derby comes with it’s own endless stereotypes of body image – but we’re not going there today. Read more

Women in Sport

So last week was Women in Sport Week; an initiative whose aim is to transform how women and girls are perceived in sport, what role they play in leading and working in sport, and to get women’s sport noticed. Read more