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

Captain’s New Year Message

Well, 2014 was a difficult year with highs and some painful lows. It was the year that we experienced the unexpected loss of our friend and teammate, Louise. Based on that, it’d be easy for me to dismiss 2014 as being an utterly sh*t year. However, I don’t want to lose sight of the positive things that we can take from the past year, so I’m going to share my ramblings about some of the good things. Read more