New officials!

Photo by Andrew Sims - www.andrewsimsimages.co.uk

Photo by Andrew Sims – www.andrewsimsimages.co.uk

Welcome to our new independent and league-affiliated officials.

League affiliated:

Dor-Iain Grey
Fairie Nuff
Sara Tonin

Independent official:
Tessington World of Adventures
If you are interested in becoming a UKRDA-registered official, please contact oap@ukrda.org.uk

Welcome to our new officials!

Photo by Andrew Sims - www.andrewsimsimages.co.uk

Photo by Andrew Sims – www.andrewsimsimages.co.uk

The UKRDA is pleased to announce the new Independent and League-Affiliated Officials.

Suga Buzz
Iron Dan
Emmeline Pancakehurst
Hairy Mark
Duncan Disorderly
stubble entendre
Skorokoro
The B reF G
Linz & Needles
Al-pocalypse
Elli-Wan Kenobi
Anneka Vice
Psycho-Jen-ic
Blind Io
Defying Gravity
Eddie Whizzard
Judge Tread
Stop! Hannah Time
Bobus Maximus
Mags Payne
Krystal Vice
Denominator
Kirds ‘n’ Slay
MANARCHY
Major Lee Strict
Harmacology
XCon-Vick
Sassenick
Admiral
Rolfer Damage
Station
Newtons Law
Si-Borg
Hetty Swooters
Xavier Bacon
Killer Bite
Mrs Cake
Cupid Stunt
Wolverine Bruise
Rolling Milly
Rollin Rat
Jean-Quad Grand Slam
Mr Soft
Ref Metal
Staggasaurus
Julius Seesya
Matt the Knife
Orla Skew
horse
Matt Newton
Sparks Mae Fly
Caboose
Roll Darl’
Rocky Horror Ho
Ma Might
Cherry Fury
Stat Damon
Honor Rampage
Yvel Saint Laurent
Metal Ed
Pushin’ Daisy
Peggy Kreuger

If you applied and haven’t received an email, please check your spam folder or email oap@ukrda.org.uk.

New addition to the OAP

Elli-wanThe Officials Admin Panel (OAP), the body set up to go through the applications made for independent and league-affiliated officials membership, has welcomed a new person to the team, following Ma Might’s re-appointment as the Head of Officials committee.

The Head of the OffComm automatically takes a position on the OAP, so her previous position as one of the NSO members became free. The panel looked at the candidates who had previously applied and agreed that Elli-Wan Kenobi of Leeds Roller Dolls was the best person for the job.

Elli-Wan, who has years of experience as both a skater and an official, said: “Since I first put on skates and became involved in roller derby and the amazing community, I have seen the sport and people grow in a variety of ways.

“I’m really excited about the future of the sport here in the UK, and especially for officials. UKRDA membership for officials is a huge step forward towards that future.

“It’s a pleasure to be part of the OAP so I can utilise my skills and experience to positively contribute to the continued development of officiating and officials, and the sport as a whole.”

The OAP is currently going through the process of sifting through applications from officials.

Our Officials Admin Panel are hard at work!

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!

UKRDA officials applications now open!

Photo by Jason Ruffell - www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

Photo by Jason Ruffell – www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

The UKRDA is now welcoming the first round of applications from independent officials and non-UKRDA league officials who want to apply to be individual members of the organisation. We are also allowing UKRDA member league officials to apply to become UKRDA registered officials.

We announced the completion of our officials membership policy and the appointment of the Officials Admin Panel, which will process and decide on applications from officials, at the tail-end of last year.

The panel is now ready to welcome the first round of applications.

Independent/non-UKRDA league officials can apply using the form here.

UKRDA league officials can apply using the form here.

All successful applicants will have to agree to follow the officials code of conduct, and sign confidentiality agreements and declarations, which can be viewed here.

The closing date for applications is Saturday, February 21. A full timeline for independent officials applications can be viewed here.

The first Officials Admin Panel has been appointed!

Photo by Jason Ruffell - www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

Photo by Jason Ruffell
www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

The UKRDA is happy to announce the appointment of the first ever Officials Admin Panel.

The panel will process applications from independent or non-UKRDA league officials who want to join the UKRDA, as part of a new membership policy voted in by the UKRDA membership at the tail end of 2014. As well as creating a network of independent officials, it will also increase the resources available to UKRDA league-affiliated officials.

The panel is made up of:

  • Ma Might
  • Rocky Horror Ho
  • Cherry Fury
  • Stat Damon
  • Maw Deuce

The window for submitting applications will open soon, so keep an eye out!

Tattoo Freeze officials and volunteers announced

10734263_872813832751582_1504187379349659933_n

The UKRDA is please to announce the officials and volunteers who will be taking part in the 2015 Tattoo Freeze tournament.

SKATING OFFICIALS:
Rocky Horror Ho (THR)
Razor (CHR)
Jean Quad Grand Slam (CHR)
Captain Kickard
Quad’s Law
Magnatron
Yvel Saint Laurent
Manarchy
Rollin’ Rat
Julius Seesya
stubble entrendre
Zebra Harry
Macfarlane
Danger Russ
Orla Skew
Eddie Whizzard

NON-SKATING OFFICIALS:
Ma Might (THNSO)
Pettichoke (CHNSO/THNSO)
Pretty Miffed (CHNSO)
Millie
So Solid Sue
Crossbow Peep
Pushin’ Daisy
Elli-Wan Kenobi
Stop! Hannah Time
Dr Stevel
Cupid Stunt
Roll Darl’
Drew E. Decimaul
Wild Honey
Honor Rampage
Skye Bruise
Mrs Cake
Erika Jones
Dicey

ANNOUNCERS:
Holly Sheet (Lead Announcer)
Stormageddon
Pil-Grim
Robert Quadriguez
Smashlyn Munroe

Eight teams will be taking part in Tattoo Freeze 2015 on Sunday, January 11, at the International Centre, Telford.

For more information, about Tattoo Freeze, go to the event website.

New UKRDA officials policy unveiled

Photo by Jason Ruffell - www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

Photo by Jason Ruffell – www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

The UKDRA is pleased to announce its new Membership Policy on Independent/Non­-UKRDA League Officials.

This new policy allows officials to become members of the UKRDA without being affiliated to a member league. It will also create an environment for officials to come together and share information and experiences, and enhance the training and development of UK-based officials.

Director Ma Might, who has been leading the creation of the policy, said:

“The UKRDA members voted this policy in because they believe in acknowledging the contribution that so many quality officials in the UK make to the sport of roller derby.

“Additionally, the UKRDA member leagues wish to support the ongoing growth and development of those individuals, regardless of if they are affiliated to a league, UKRDA or otherwise.”

The full policy can be read here.

The first round of applications for officials membership will be opening in January, so watch this space, and get your paperwork ready now so that you can apply as soon as they are open.

As part of the publication of this policy, the UKRDA has opened applications for the 2015 Officials Admin Panel. This panel’s main job will be to assess any applications for officials membership to UKRDA.

The panel will be made up of two referees, two NSOs, and one skater. The skater must come from a UKRDA member league. The other panel members must reside primarily in the UK and for the 2015 position will be granted UKRDA Independent Official membership if they are not already UKRDA members through league affiliation.

For a full description of the role of a panel member, click here.

Nominations are open until 8pm on Tuesday, December 16, and nominees will have until 8pm on Thursday, December 18 to accept their nomination and provide any additional information. We hope to announce the appointed panel at our AGM in January.

To apply to serve on the panel, click here.

To nominate someone else as a potential panel member, click here.

Any questions about the Independent Officials Policy, or the work of the Officials Admin Panel, can be emailed to OAP@ukrda.org.uk.

Tattoo Freeze 2015 – Officials, announcers and volunteers, we need you!

We would like to welcome all applications for officiating, announcer and volunteer positions for Tattoo Freeze 2015. The event details can be found at the top of the form.

UKRDA looks to invest positively in the roller derby officiating community and as such we will be selecting individuals with a range of experience (i.e. you may not have the most experience in order to be selected).

We look forward to receiving your application and working with you.

To fill in the form click here.