British Champs Premier Tier live stream

You can watch all the action from Glasgow this weekend, right here on the UKRDA website!

Don’t miss a moment of the games, featuring Glasgow Roller Derby, Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Tiger Bay Brawlers, Central City Rollergirls, Middlesbrough Milk Rollers and Rainy City Roller Girls.

For a full schedule of the games, visit the event page on Facebook.

If you have any difficulty with the embedded stream, you can visit the stream page directly at https://livestream.com/derbyduckproductions/BRDC15glasgow

British Champs Premier tier event to be live streamed

British Roller Derby Championships

The UKRDA is pleased to announce that this weekend’s British Championships Premier tier games will be streamed live online.

The weekend of derby, which is being hosted by Glasgow Roller Derby, will be free to view, and is being provided by Derby Duck Productions.

The UKRDA has been working with DDP and GRD to make the idea of showing the weekend online a reality. The link will be made available on UKRDA social media channels very soon.

Vice chairperson and head of communications, Chasing Katy, said: “This is a great opportunity for the UKRDA to help promote the sport of roller derby. The Premier tier features some of the highest ranked teams in the UK, so it’s great that we can let people around the world see the quality of roller derby we have here.

“Helping to facilitate live-streaming of games has been something the organisation has hoped to do for a while now, and we hope that it will allow people who are new to derby to have the chance to watch the sport we all love.”

The event has been made possible in part by grant funding, and by sponsorship and advertising.

For more information or advice about live streaming, please email info@ukrda.org.uk. If you are interested in sponsorship packages for this or future UKRDA events then please contact sponsorship@ukrda.org.uk

Need help hosting the next roller derby world cup?

It’s great to see that applications are being sought to host the 2017 Blood and Thunder World Cup.

The UKRDA would like to offer its help and support to any UK league or leagues who are planning to put in a bid for the event.

Bringing the world cup to these shores would be a massive achievement for UK roller derby, and would show the world how great we are at putting on successful events.

The UKRDA can offer help and support in a number of areas, including accessing funding, creating bid documents, helping to scout potential venues, among many others.

If you are working on a bid and would like the UKRDA’s help, please email directors@ukrda.org.uk.

New charter submission tool will be available as open-source software

Following an overwhelmingly positive vote by UKRDA members, we are pleased to announce that our new digital charter submission tool Muster will be released under an open-source software license.

The objective of releasing the software is to encourage community involvement in the development of Muster, so that a larger number of users can benefit from its capabilities.

The initial version of Muster is still in production, with a tentative release date for version 1.0 being in October 2015. Effective immediately, however, the source code for Muster is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The source code is hosted on the UKRDA Github account here: https://github.com/ukrda/muster

The UKRDA will continue to maintain an “official” version of Muster, which will include all of the new functionality developed by both the UKRDA development team and any contributions by other members of the community.

We encourage developers to contribute enhancements and improvements to the Muster source code through the standard Github fork/pull-request model. Any contributions will be happily evaluated for inclusion in upcoming releases.

We look forward to exciting new opportunities on improving Muster and making it easier to use!