We love to celebrate the end of summer in style, so join us on Saturday September 3rd for an afternoon of fun, food and fantastic company.
Taking place at The Oval Tavern, Croydon, CRD’s Summer BBQ is the perfect place to kick back with entertainment for the whole family. We’ll have face painting, live music, great food and boozy cocktails for the grown ups.
CRD are recruiting and we want you! On Friday 15th July we’re hosting our second recruitment day of 2016 and we’re on the lookout for skaters, referees and non-skating officials (NSOs) to come join our amazing league. Complete newbies are welcome as are seasoned skaters, so come along and give it a try.
Never skated before? Not a problem. We’ll give you all the beginner derby skills you need, from falling safely to stopping, transitions and skating backwards. Plus, we’ll build up your knowledge of the game and rules meaning you’ll soon know your packs from your penalties.
Tryouts take place from 7pm to 9pm with a combination of off-skates and on-skates activities, to give you a taste of what training at CRD will be like.
Riot Squad all-star, Vice Squad coach and all round amazing human being Apocalex played her last game with CRD on Saturday 14th May against London Rockin’ Rollers.
She’s been with Croydon Roller Derby for over five years. During this time she’s captained Riot Squad, led them to numerous, spectacular victories, helped keep morale high and teammates smiling in the face of defeat as well as welcomed countless newer members into the CRD fold – offering them encouragement and words of wisdom along the way.
It’s fair to say the league is distraught at her departure – there’s been plans for a kidnapping, downright refusal by some to accept that this is actually happening, bribes, tears and straight-up begging her to stay.
In short, Apocalex will be sorely missed by all. Here’s what some of her teammates have to say about this awesome woman: