Archive for May, 2016

CRD bids farewell to Riot Squad superstar Apocalex

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:


Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by Croydon Roller Derby

Five things I learned in my first year of roller derby

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.


Posted on: May 11th, 2016 by Croydon Roller Derby

Croydon to host T2 South Champs Round 4


There’s less than one week to go until the mighty Riot Squad take on the formidable London Rockin’ Rollers in round four of Champs Tier 2 South.

It’s the first time the two teams have met on the track so it promises to be a nail-biting game. Be sure to snap up tickets to the event on Saturday 14th May at The Dolphin in Haywards Heath.


Posted on: May 9th, 2016 by Croydon Roller Derby