UKRDA are pleased to announce four more national squads appointments – this time for Scotland and Wales.
Congratulations go to Ella-Bella Bang-Bang of Auld Reekie Roller Girls, who will be Head Coach for Team Scotland. With over half a decade of reffing under her skates, and years of coaching within AARG and across Scotland, Ella-Bell Bang-Bang attended the last Blood and Thunder World Cup as a referee. This time she will be leaving the stripes behind, determined to see Team Scotland become the formidable force that she knows she can be.
Rufi-ohh of Fierce Valley Roller Girls will be Team Scotland’s line up manager. Also an experienced coach within her league, she shares Ella-Bella Bang-Bang’s determination to ensure that Scotland are a force to be reckoned with, and to build upon the experience of
the previous World Cup.
Hazel Hemlock of Neath Port Talbot will be Assistant Coach for Team Wales’ first appearance on the national stage. A qualified BRSF Level 2 coach, she’s excited by the potential Team Wales has to nurture talent and build a team that is physically and mentally tough. Hazel wants to see Team Wales stand strong in it’s first World Cup; “I look forward to being part of team Wales and will do my best to make sure we have a team that will go out strong. It will be exciting to be at the beginning of a national team for Wales.”
Professor Moriarty, also of Neath Port Talbot, will be the Team Wales Line Up Manager. Hugely excited to be in at the beginning of Team Wales she wants to build a close, calm team that rely on each other.
We wish all our newly appointed Coaches and Line Up managers the very best of luck in their roles. We know that you will show the world that the British Isles are a roller force to be reckoned with.
Applications are open until 20 October for the remaining National Squad coaching & Team Management positions. Apply here & make your mark on UK roller derby history!
The UKRDA is proud to support the two National Teams heading over to Toronto, Canada in a couple of weeks to represent England and Scotland at the Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup. Both teams have been training hard over the past few months in preparation for the event.
Grievous Bodily Charm
Shaolynn Scarlett (injured)
The Mighty Mighty Bash
Coaches: Ballistic Whistle, Barry Fight & Rollin’ StoneR.
You can follow Team England on Twitter (@TeamEnglandRD), facebook, or visit their website if you’re interested in helping contribute funds to individual skaters or all of Team England to help them get to the 2011 World Cup.
Rollin’ StoneR says:
Thanks for all the awesome messages of support you continue to send with your donations, please keep ’em coming! Every £ you can spare is very much appreciated!!!
Mo B Quick
Coaches: Viper and Alma Geddon
From the team:
Team Scotland Roller Derby team and supporters have been working hard over the past 6 months to raise funds to get the team to the first ever Roller Derby World Cup. All the leagues in Scotland have pitched in, and an amazing amount of money and sponsorship has been raised through fundraising events, merchandise and generous donations.
We have a honeyfund account where people can donate to us, and you can also hit the donate button on our website.
Keep up with the latest team news at the Team Scotland website: www.teamscotlandrollerderby.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TeamScotlandRD or follow them on Twitter: twitter.com/TeamScotlandRD
Check back on the UKRDA website for the teams’ bout schedules/brackets.