Some media coverage of Derby in Edinburgh from Edinburgh Reporter
Derby photos around Scotland
Obrigado Beki! Please read more about Derby and how you can help Brasil by taking a look at www.rollerderbybrasil.com/. Of course you can read more about Beki Band-aid’s league at Ladies of Helltown! Hopefully more to come from World Cup and skating with Gotham Girls in New York!
One more shot of all the World Cup MVPs!
World Cup Team Canada. Capture the silver. Capture our hearts.
Why don’t you put some skates on and be your own hero?
So began our own sojourn and no doubt the kickstart of many into the world of Derby. Who would have imagined that it would culminate in the glorious venture that would be the Blood and Thunder Roller Derby World Cup 2011?
So many thanks to the good people at Blood and Thunder magazine, editor Black Dahlia and media goodguy Ziv Kruger for allowing me to be part of the Photo Crew for one amazing experience. Four days of Derby from all around the world in our backyard. Congratukations Toronto Roller Derby. You made Derby history.
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World Cup is on ! Wednesday, the day before World Cup and the Blood and Thunder crew were allowed their first peek into the inner sanctum of The Bunker – it would mark our first return to the venue since the conclusion of the Toronto Roller Derby season with its doubleheader against the Hammer league. Getting to The Bunker up in Parc Downsview Park was its own trial and tribulation trundling all our gear up and down and through all of Creation but we made it just in time to see Team USA on the way out after practice. Number 55 was still left behind waiting for her ride back to the hotel. Even Team USA takes the shuttle bus. Caught up with the B&T media advisor Ziv Kruger [sitting beside Black Dahlia herself] to the World Cup event, and received a master lesson in shooting and photography and workflow. That may sound tech but it’s part of the process of learning! Team France were very elegant in their new uniforms and managed to say something out of our French vocabulary. Then Brazil took to track two, while our friend Crazylegs – who we first saw play out of Queen City Lake Effect Furies – was captaining Team Argentina! on track one. Very interesting things happened.Now onto World Cup! Day One! It’s here! breathe.
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Straight from their announcement over facebook and DNN:
Your Team Canada roster!
Killson (Forest City Derby Girls)
Soul Rekker (Rideau Valley Roller Girls)
Brim Stone (Toronto Roller Derby)
Motorhead Molly (Tri-City Rollergirls)
Rainbow Fight (709 Derby Girls)
Georgia W Tush (Montreal Roller Derby)
Smack Daddy (Montreal Roller Derby)
Lil Mama (Montreal Roller Derby)
Iron Wench (Montreal Roller Derby)
Bone Machine (Montreal Roller Derby)
Jess Bandit (Montreal Roller Derby)
TAZ (Red Deer Roller Derby Association)
Gunpowder Gertie (Red Deer Roller Derby Association)
Maiden Sane (Pile O’ Bones Derby Club)
Hell ‘on Keller (E-Ville Roller Derby)
Teeknee (Oil City Derby Girls)
Beretta Lynch (West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby)
Eight Mean Wheeler (Terminal City Roller Girls)
LuluDemon (Terminal City Roller Girls)
Windigo (Houston Roller Derby)
Congratulations to all ! and to all who lay down their lives in the tryouts !
Over a long, tiring and busy weekend The Hangar up at Downsview Park hosted the Team Canada-East Coast try outs. With a number around 60 participants, the first cut of skaters includes:
Killson [Forest City Derby Girls]
Semi Precious [RIdeau Valley Roller Girls]
Soul Rekker [Rideau Valley Roller Girls]
Windigo [HRD Brawlers]
Motorhead Molly [Tri-City Roller Girls, Inc.]
Brim Stone [Toronto Roller Derby]
Bambi [Toronto Roller Derby]
Dust Bunny [Toronto Roller Derby]
Dyna Hurt-cha [Toronto Roller Derby]
Rebel Rock It [Toronto Roller Derby]
Rainbow Fight [709 Derby Girls]
Lee Way Wreck’Em! [GTA Rollergirls!]
| from a surprised and excited Lee Way Wreck’Em:
“I actually considered sleeping in when I heard what the fitness test consisted of (and I’m very glad I changed my attitude to going for the experience of it all)! I don’t do much outside of derby so the fitness test wasn’t easy. Push ups, sit ups, running…it was a challenge for sure. It was, oddly, still fun. I think it was because I was surrounded by a lot of other derby players who were in the same boat.
“For one of the tests I was beside Semi Precious [Rideau Valley] and we swore to push each other past a certain level; early bits of teamwork popped up despite the competitive nature of tryouts which I think speaks to the nature of the sport. It’s safe to say everyone was tired midway through the on skates portion but we all gave everything we had.
“Pauly brings a lot of coaching experience to the table. He has a hard job of being the first coach in Canada to pick a team to represent the country. The next difficult job will be getting everyone together to practice because of the size of the country and the cost involved.”
GTA Rollergirls is certainly proud of 5by5! and congratulations to everybody who tried out and to those who made it!