Tiki Terror on the real importance of cross training

18th March, 2019

Many of us take up roller derby because it doesn’t feel like exercise. It’s a sport that doesn’t feel like a sport. The moment you strap your skates on and get on track, you don’t get the same feeling...

Tiki Terror on the real importance of cross training

The open recruitment experience - Vamp Vengeance

12th March, 2019

Hello potential new recruits! My name is Vamp Vengeance (aka Naomi) and I'm currently a semi-newbie with Nottingham's Hellfire Harlots. I (hopefully) will be graduating out of Sparks (which is essentially the...

The open recruitment experience - Vamp Vengeance

Roller Derby + Half Marathon = !?!?!?!?!?!

19th June, 2018

Did you get involved in roller derby without much of an athletic background? Did derby become your slippery slope/gateway drug to actually using that gym you have a membership to? Do you struggle to fit in a rest day...

Roller Derby + Half Marathon = !?!?!?!?!?!

10 March Block Beauty

So ….. I’m a Harlot now, guess that’s a good place to start my story 🙂 I’ve been skating for around 7 years and due to moving around for work and things I am on my third home league. After skating with TBB (my last league) for just over a year, I was offered a… Read more »

6 March Finn Furious

I first heard about Touchstone when an email hit my inbox from Jack, a trainer there. I thought it was spam at first, but when I saw it was about a “Health and Wellbeing Centre” right near my work it piqued my interest. So in October, with our France tournament looming in January, and a… Read more »

28 February Janey Canuckle

What do roller derby and knitting have to do with each other? (Well, apart from the fact that they’re my twin extracurricular passions, and that I was introduced to both by referee Zebra Harry?) It would be difficult to skate and knit simultaneously (just imagine the A&E visits!), but the ethos and aesthetics of roller… Read more »

7 January

Change. Full throttle, keep-up-or-crash change has been the theme of 2016. We’ve seen an explosion of fresh talent in our A and B team rosters. Internally, we’ve got lots of new rock stars behind the scenes working miracles, doing the commendable, usually thankless task of running our league (read:cat-wrangling).

18 October

There are some things you should know before you embark on this wonderful journey of bumps, bruises, love and shoves.