All posts by Charlotta Pain

This Girl Can Community Fund Award!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded £6200 of #SportEngland This Girl Can Community Funding to support our members’ return to skates. Thank you for your support #SportEngland! 

Newcastle Roller Derby is run entirely by its skaters and volunteers. This funding will allow us to support our current league members as we return to skates, practice and play. 

On-skates confidence building activities for skaters, replacing equipment for skaters who have faced financial hardship and a roller disco to reconnect our community are currently in the works!

Stay home, stay safe

After updated UK government advice, Newcastle Roller Derby will be suspending all training sessions as of today, and postponing our NSI training course until further notice.

We understand this is a concerning time for everyone and appreciate your understanding.

Roller Derby brought us together, but the bond we share won’t be broken by being apart, off-skates, or away from training. Look after yourself and each other. #WeAreNewcastleRollerDerby 🖤💛

Postponement of EuroClash 2020

It is with great regret and disappointment Newcastle Roller Derby must announce that in light of the safety concerns surrounding Covid-19, we are postponing EuroClash until a later date. As safety is the primary concern, and after multiple dropouts for this reason, this is a clear sign to us that it is the responsible thing to do. (Our friends at Brussels and Oslo have already had to cancel due to travel bans in their countries.)

We can appreciate how frustrating this decision will be for some, and are grateful for everyone’s effort in working towards making this what would have been an amazing event. (And still will be down the road!)

As we start to move forward with the practical implications of postponing EuroClash, such as ticket refunds, etc., we will keep everyone posted. Please watch this space.

Thank you to everyone for your support in this. As sad as we are to have to make this decision, we know it is the right one.

New Skater Intake 2020 – everything you need to know!

Hey there! I’m Becca and my skate name is Harshmellow. I’m a jammer and a member of the New Skater Intake committee.

Thinking of starting roller derby? I can help!

I was in your skates in January 2018, so I’m here to offer some advice and guidance to make this as fun and rewarding as possible. This is a longer post – but totally worth the read! Continue reading New Skater Intake 2020 – everything you need to know!