England Roller Derby (Team England) Announcement

The UKRDA are happy to announce, that after some collaboration, we have come to an agreement with England Roller Derby who have now stated their intention to become fully affiliated once again.

As part of this process UKRDA are undertaking the first stage – recruitment of management and coaches for the 2017 Blood and Thunder World Cup.

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The UKRDA is recognised as the governing body of roller derby in the UK by BRSF. Affiliation of national teams is a step towards roller derby being involved in mainstream sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games and Olympics. UKRDA member leagues are grassroots run and UKRDA directors and representatives are democratically voted for by the skaters. UKRDA follow the ethos of “by the skaters for the skaters” but ultimately strive to further promote the sport of roller derby and have it recognised and taken seriously outside the derby community.

The first women’s Roller Derby World Cup had teams from just 13 countries and later events attracted teams of the best skaters from 30 countries. England Roller Derby placed second in the 2014 women’s world cup, finishing behind Team USA in this event.

In Conjunction with this announcement England Roller Derby are on the hunt for the people to take them back to 2017 Blood and Thunder Roller Derby World Cup. After making it to second place, England Roller Derby are looking to continue this run of success in the 2017 World cup.

Do you feel that you could help England?

Applications are now open for the England Roller Derby management positions, including:

  • Head coach
  • Assistant coach
  • Line up manager
  • Team manager

Applications close at Midnight 18th April 2016

To apply for one of the team management positions, please fill in this form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-XTeOpUghUFWDBLQTRFdmVYa0k

To apply for the Head Coach, Assistant Coach or line up manager please fill in this form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-XTeOpUghUFdUJjMGQxczVVMnM

Members of the management team will be expected to attend skater tryouts and other events, including training sessions and games.

If you have any questions, please contact ukrdanationalsquads@ukrda.org.uk.