Meet the Directors

Director Of Internal Engagement
Julie McCrann/ Maw Deuce
Glasgow Roller Derby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?

Being the director for internal Comms basically, I make sure we have a nice image with good communication

What are your goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
To make UKRDA more visible, to make us better at communicating

What has been your favourite moment in derby to date?
Oh the men’s roller derby World Cup, both times! I love high level derby

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am…
Walking my dogs, doing couch to 5k and learning to ref

 

 

Director of Officiating
Leanne Liles/Candy Moho
Glasgow Roller Derby
(on the left)

 

What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?

Not entirely sure just yet, still trying to find my feet and get to grips with how things run.

What are your goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
Improve communications and processes, work with officials and other volunteers to find out what they want and need out of the UKRDA, prioritise and implement, as well as carry on the great work already started.

What has been your favourite moment in derby to date?
So many good moments and memories after nearly 9 years of derby. Off the top of my head I would probably say organising the first Scottish derby tournament up in Aberdeen in 2010 when I was in Granite City.

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am…
An analytical chemist currently working in the environmental sector and studying with the Open Uni. Also an adventurer and traveller.

 

 

 

Director of Gaming
Joanne Cox/Mouth Almighty
Wolverhampton Honour Rollers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?
To oversee all Gaming and Sanctioning within the U.K, to ensure the rules governing gaming and Sanctioning are met and understood. To promote UKRDA Sanctioned gaming in the UK and to ensure a consistent approach.

What are your goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
To provide consistent gaming and Sanctioning policy
To further improve the Muster Chartering tool
To look at the current ranking system to ensure it is fit for purpose
To work with British Championships
To work with teams that are not part of the British Championships to better their gaming experience and assistance with sanctioning their games against other UKRDA teams

What has been your favourite moment in derby to date?
This is really hard! I have so many, however, this year’s Tattoo Freeze was amazing. I was lucky enough to organise it, met so many amazing people, from the Tournament head refs and NSO’s to skaters, but I also got to play and my team won in front of a huge crowd of non derby people too!

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am…
A mum of two lads (17&19) a Quality Manager and love lifting weights in the gym!

 

 

 

Director of Policy & Strategy
Steven Douglas/Rolling Rat
Central City Rollergirls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?

Looking at our current policies and seeing what improvements need to be made to best suit out broadening Sport by upholding the integrity of UKRDA.

What are your goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
I want us to re-engage with current members and gain new members in 2017. UKRDA has not been on everyone’s radar and I along with the newly appointed Directors want to change this and do more in 2017 to build a better and brighter future going forward.

What has been your favourite moment in derby to date?
After meeting my wife through the sport my favourite would be Refereeing the Women’s World Cup in Dallas.

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am…
Spending as much time with my wife Verry Cherry, family and friends.

I watch a fair amount of films and good tv and watch the odd football match or rugby match when I can and try to travel to rugby matches too.

For my real job I work for a large Insurance Company (AIG) based in Birmingham whom I have worked 13 years for.

 

 

 

Secretary
Amy Jones/Halo Jones
Oxford Wheels of Gory

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?
I organise and minute meetings, respond to enquiries and help the other directors where needed.

What are your goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
I’d like to see the UKRDA forging more positive links with teams, creating an infrastructure with UK sports bodies, WFTDA and MRDA; and taking the needs of derby in the whole UK to the forefront of our work this year.

What has been your favourite moment in derby to date?
I think watching Power of Scotland score points against Team USA in the first Mens Roller Derby World Cup in Birmingham. I lost my voice for 4 whole days after that tournament! Never felt an atmosphere that was so electric throughout an entire tournament.

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am…
Running research studies or walking my elderly whippet.

 

 

 

Treasurer
Kerry Hughes/Bintyvicious
Wolverhampton Honour Rollers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?
Financial management

What are your goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
Continual support to help better this sport for all .

What has been your favourite moment in derby to date?
All the moments, good and bad have been a journey of growth for Me and after 6yrs , yes I’m
Still loving it 🙂

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am…
Loving my real life job as a Primary educator and general life perks

4 thoughts on “Meet the Directors

  1. Great to see this line up of awesome board members! Thanks for all the hard work done, and here’s to another exciting year!

    Derby love, Kit LRR.

  2. It is so good to see a part of British Roller Sports which is enthusiastic, committed, well run and expanding; with a board of its membership striving to make their skating discapline the very best that it can be.

    Good on ya.

    Dave
    Chair of ISC (Ipswich Skating Club)

  3. Not part of an associated team yet, but as part of a management committee of a fledgling team, I know just how much work goes into the smallest detail. Thanks for being the UKRDA

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