Meet the Directors

Meet the Directors

Meet the Directors The UKRDA is a member driven orgniastion, and is lead by an elected Board of Directors. Meet the current team!
Secretary
Internal Communications
External Engagement
Officials
Gaming
Communications

Halo Jones

 

League
Oxford Men's Roller Derby

 

Preferred pronouns
She/Her

 

Main responsibilities in UKRDA
I'm the Secretary, so normally first point of contact. I pick up most of the general queries and send specific ones onto the relevant people. I minute meetings and have an oversight of what most of the committee members are doing.


How long have you been involved in UKRDA?
Since 2017 I think, but I've been a UKRDA recognised official since 2015.


Goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year
I'd like to see the UKRDA provide more guidance and advice to leagues about the common (and uncommon) queries we field. Having resources to guide and help leagues is a big part of what we should be, that would benefit not only our members, but also improved UK derby as a whole. I'd like to see leagues take on more active participation in UKRDA, make it what they need it to be. I know roller derby is worldwide, but the UK has it's own foibles and creating a supportive culture of UK derby is what we should all strive for.



When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am...
If I'm not NSOing or doing UKRDA stuff, I'm normally travelling all over the UK as I run a nationwide clinical trial in my "real life"! Downtime for me is gym time, sleeping, going on adventures with my friends and dancing like no-ones watching. Oh, and plants, my new obsession, the house is starting to look somewhat like a jungle…

Maw Deuce


League
Glasgow Roller Derby


Preferred pronouns
She/her


Main responsibilities in UKRDA?
I do all the comms from leagues, answer their queries. I'm the escalation point for conflicts also so work closely with the Grievance panel.


How long have you been involved in UKRDA?
3/4 years? not sure actually

Goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
I'd like to have a slicker comms system, with better ways of collecting data for conflict, membership information etc


When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am...
A physiotherapy student

Dorkmistress

League
I'm independent right now

Preferred pronouns
She/her

Main responsibilities in UKRDA
I'm responsible for developing and strengthening realtionships with organisations within roller derby such as WFTDA and the Roller Derby Nations Committee as well as sport organisations in the UK such as BRSF and UK Sport.

How long have you been involved in UKRDA?
Ive been a rep for leagues in the past but this is my first time being on the Board.

Goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
My goals are build relationships with sports organisations who can help us with information, advice and resources in the UK. I'm also looking forward to talking to WFTDA about how the UKRDA and WFTDA can work together closer and support each other.

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am...
A project manager working in digital health, a non-exec of Groundwork Wales and Swim Wales, as well as a batman obsessive.

Rollin Rat

League
Central City Roller Derby


Preferred pronouns 
He/Him



Main responsibilities in UKRDA
I am Director of Officials so I am currently working on improving Officiating and Officiating experiences in the UK.

 

How long have you been involved in UKRDA?
Since 2017 and have been a Recognised Official since 2015

 

What are your goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
I would like to improve Officiating in the UK through resources and training including Clinics and Bootcamps. I also aim to try and work on some sponsorship for UK Officials. I am also looking into working closer with WFTDA and MRDA with a long term goal of integrating Officils who are under 18 and how we can better integrate them into Game above Junior level

 

When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am...
I work for AIG, a global Insurance Company as Lead Underwriter. I go to fhe gym around 3 times a week I am also into films and gaming when I get time as well as going to music festivals.

Stat Man


League
South Wales Silures


Preferred pronouns
He


What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?
Director of games, so I'm looking at how to improve gameplay across the country


How long have you been involved in UKRDA?
Just this year, so far!


Main goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
To help leagues realise their goals of hosting quality events, to help the sport reach a larger audience, and to keep the game exciting for fans and participants alike!


When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am...
I'm a teacher, of computer science and physics, and I play jazz and country music.

Smacktivist


League
Cambridge Rollerbillies


Preferred pronouns
She/Her


What are your main responsibilities in UKRDA?
I manage our external communications, develop our communications strategy and ensure everyone know's what we do!


How long have you been involved in UKRDA?
My league has been affiliated for a few years but I have only directly got invovled this year.


Main goals to improve the UKRDA and wider derby community this year?
To grow our communications,  develop greater brand recognition, refresh our digitial channels and get more people involved in UKRDA communications.


When I’m not involved in roller derby, I am...
I work in Policy and Communications in my work life. When not at work or skating I am a Mum to my rescue rats (all 9 of them)!