Like a group of House Elves in the kitchens of Hogwarts, the OAP (Officials Admin Panel) are hard at work going through the dozens of applications we have received from independent and league-affiliated officials who want to become members of the UKRDA officials network.
Membership for independent officials, as well as league-affiliated officials, to become a part of the UKRDA in their own right means that they can have a direct say on issues facing our members, particularly when it comes to the officials side of things. It also gives them the opportunity to create a nationwide network of refs and NSOs.
Over 50 applications were received by the OAP during the first round of applications.
A spokesperson for the panel said: “When we launched the UKRDA plan to have affiliated officials on board we were not expecting such a huge interest, we have been completely blown away by the amount of experience across the UK roller derby community.
“We’ve had amazing references, fantastic interactions and we are excited that very soon we can announce the first people to be affiliated with us.”
Applications will be notified in the next wee while about the outcome of their applications.
The next period we will be accepting applications will be announced soon, so keep an eye out!