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:
Vice Squad’s Jeff Goldboom recaps on her first year training with Croydon Roller Derby. Here’s five things she’s learned along the way…
In the past 12 months, I’ve had a bunch of brilliant experiences that I never would have had without roller derby: learning how to skate from scratch; going all over the country to watch games; discovering a love of team sport; being coached by some of my derbyheroes; finding my own athleticism; taking on the role of Director for the league; travelling on the party coach with our A team to support them in Paris; travelling to Madrid with our B team to play in my first open door game. It feels like I started roller derby just yesterday and at the same time it feels like it’s always been a part of my life.