London Roller Girls Anarchy III! 27th April – 28th April 2013 at Guildford Spectrum! Image copyright – London Roller Girls
We are delighted to say that we are co-hosting Anarchy III 2013 Boot Camp (skates and off skates), Bouts and After Parties with London Roller Girls on the 27th April – 28th April 2013.
We are so excited about this event! International Roller Derby on our home turf? It gonna be a good-un!
Boot Camp tickets sold out like hot cakes but there are tickets available for the Bouts. Hurry and get them! Seriously this event is something Roller Derby fans do not want to miss!!
Saturday Night Bouts: Doors open at 5PM
Windy City (USA) vs London Roller Girls
Bear City Roller Derby (Berlin) vs Auld Reekie Rollergirls (Scotland)
After Party details: Prom Night at the Spectrum.
Sunday Night Bouts:
Windy City Rollers (USA) vs Bear City Roller Derby (Berlin)
LRG Brawl Saints (London) vs Auld Reekie Roller Girls (Scotland)
After Party details: Flares in Guildford
Tickets are available from : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/352485
I cannot say how much you really don’t want to miss this!!! I’ve got my tickets, have you?
Mokiko Smash x
After a wonderful end to the year with our 1st birthday Christmas party, we decided that we needed to start the new year with a bang! Our newbie Tuesdays have been gathering steam, and with it so has our media exposure!
We kicked things off with a radio interview, bright and early on a Saturday morning at Kane FM. The wonderful Jhon and Paul from The Morning Waffle helped us get the word out to the masses, and let us dispell any rumours of a similarity with Rollerball!
The next week we didn’t stop, with a piece in the Surrey Advertiser, and a great lead story in the sports section of the Get Surrey website
It doesn’t stop there! We’ve got some exciting projects in the pipeline, and the fresh meat emails are coming thick and fast! We’re looking forward to a very busy year.
Hopefully see some of you at the ref clinic in February, and we’re looking forward to an epic mixed Scrimmage on the 24th. Also we’re looking forward to teaching more people about roller derby. So if you’re interested in getting involved, don’t forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org
What a few months it has been!
September - Brought our first ever closed door bout, with some lovely guest ladies from Basingstoke Roller Derby, against the Big Bucks b-team.
After our first bout with Big Bucks
October - We followed up that first bout with a second, against the Norfolk Brawds. Although it was a loss for us with a score of 286 – 128, we felt like we had already improved hugely and the Brawds were amazing hosts. We can’t wait for a rematch!
Post-match with Surrey and Norfolk Brawds – image copyright nearthecoast.com 2012
December - Is proving to be a hugely important month for us. So much so that I need bullet points. BULLET POINTS, PEOPLE.
- Our 1st birthday is on December 16th! We are combining awards/birthday/christmas party in tremendous fashion
- Booking our first open door bout! More details of this to come when the details are firmed up, but needless to say we’re excited
- the next thing gets its own SECTION it’s that cool
WFTDA Officiating clinic
That’s right! Skaters from all over Europe will be descending on our fantastic venue, Guildford Spectrum, for the FIRST Officiating clinic of 2013! We are horrendously excited to be co-hosting this event with London Rollergirls and hope you love our home as much as we do. Bring your swimsuits, and if you have ice skates, bring those too!
More information about the clinic can be found here
2013 is looking to be an exciting year for SRG, and we can’t wait!
Strop, Buffy and Slam bouting with Killer Queens
Things have been busy in the world of Surrey Rollergirls! We’ve been practicing hard and training up our girls to get them ready to play publicly.
The result of all our hard work was a magnificent SIX of our girls made their bout debut at the beginning of this month in a mixed opener bout at the Norfolk Brawds first open bout!
Four of our girls (Twisted Crumpet, Stroppenheimer, Buffy Smothers and Slamethyst) played for the Killer Queens while the other two (Hermione Graze Her and Evil Badger) took up the colours of the Iron Maidens!
It was a hard fought, clean bout with the girls on both sides doing the Surrey Rollergirls name proud, but the Iron Maidens eventually came out top with a finishing score of 110-171 in their favour.
Although this was the first time these girls took to the track, it will not be the last, with closed doors arranged with Big Bucks High Rollers and more!
Keep a look out for more updates from the Surrey Rollergirls camp!
It is our pleasure and honour to announce that two skaters from Surrey Rollergirls, Ellen A* and Sylvia Bloodbath, will be joining the mixed team “Masters of the Derbyverse” in a bout against the Seaside Sirens B-team, the Heartless Beaches.
The bout takes places on April 21st in Southend-on-Sea. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the Facebook event page:
Hope to see some of you there!
Like all grassroots sports, roller derby is completely DIY and funded mainly by the skaters.
Sometimes, however, we need a little extra lift financially to get us where we need to be. That is exactly what we will be trying to do with our first ever fundraiser!
On April 5th, Surrey Rollergirls shall descend upon the Star Inn in central Guildford, for an evening of bands, booze, prizes and cakes! All this for the meagre sum of only £4 (£3 for you student types)
The bands playing are:
Cynotia – girl-driven rock from Berkshire and Gloucestershire - http://www.facebook.com/Cynotia
4hours – pop punk from London - http://www.facebook.com/4HoursMusic
ashestoangels – synth-tinged goth punk from Bristol - http://www.facebook.com/ashestoangels
But we don’t just want to help ourselves. We at Surrey Rollergirls want to help our local community as well, and because of that we will be donating all the proceeds from our raffle to Guildford Action, who help individuals and families in need throughout the Guildford area.
We hope to see you there!
Sylvia Bloodbath (formerly Uzi Quatro) x
Surrey Rollergirls are very proud and excited to announce our first sponsor, Queens of the Sin Bin!
Queens of the Sin Bin - roller derby apparel
QOTSB is a Swansea based, derby operated company, providing low cost, high quality roller derby apparel. We are thrilled to be working with them, and you should look out for some awesome SRG merch coming out of our partnership with them soon!
For more info and links, check out our updated Sponsors page.
Thank you so much to Mike Buxton and Nick Wallis at the BBC for having Uzi and Michelle on BBC Surrey today! A great time was had by all and we were really happy with the coverage given. If you listened in and want to know more, email us on:
You can listen again on BBC iPlayer
Our piece starts at 2hours 15 minutes in. Thanks again to BBC Surrey!
Michelle and Uzi will be representing Surrey Rollergirls LIVE on BBC Surrey tomorrow from 8.25am! We will be discussing roller derby, promoting the team, and there may even be some skating! You can listen live online here:
Or listen again on BBC iPlayer, link to come!
We got the girls, we got the hall, and finally we had time to sit down and hash out the juicy details.
A VERY talented friend of mine, Nerys James, has worked with SRG before, making our very first recruitment flyer. She was the obvious choice to keep working with, and after talking it through with the team, a rollergirl twist on the Surrey Stag was decided upon.
Without further ado I present to you, our beautiful new logo!
The SRG logo on white
The SRG logo on black, with detail
I think we can all agree that Nerys did an amazing job, and I’m proud to represent SRG with this logo. Coming to a merch stand near you soon!
Michelle and Tracey in kit, representing Surrey Rollergirls!
From Tracey of the Surrey Rollergirls:
Today Michelle and I went along to the University of Surrey’s mid-year ReFresher’s Fayre to recruit some Fresh Meat for Surrey Rollergirls! There was a great atmosphere and tons of people showed up for the event. It was awesome to meet some of the societies and other sports clubs in the local area, and we handed out hundreds of flyers encouraging people to get involved. We’re after new rollergirls but also anyone (of any gender) interested in being a (skating) referee or NSO (non-skating official). We also left some flyers with NoWave, the University’s alternative music society (alt girls, we love you) and the University’s book shop, so hopefully that will help spread the word further! I was delighted every time someone took a flyer from us and even more by some of the girls who went “Oooooh!” when they heard the words “roller derby”. To the people I spoke to who were worried because they can’t skate yet: we’re Fresh Meat ourselves so don’t worry, come along and learn with us! Huge thanks also go out to Ellie B, who helped provide us with flyers and supported us on the day.
from the signs in our inbox and on Facebook it looks like our first foray into “real-life” promotion was a resounding success! As Tracey said, please don’t worry if you don’t know how to skate, all levels are welcome. Even if you can’t stand up we’ll be there to help you up!
A friend of one of our skaters kindly took photos of our first practice so look out for those soon, along with a lot of other exciting news!
We got some great news today, we have been given permission to start practicing at the Guildford Community Centre right in the centre of town. I have spent half the day jumping up and down in excitement, the other half worrying about getting a practice schedule sorted out!
Our current practice schedule is as follows:
Every second Sunday 9am-11am
If you would like to get involved, please get in touch at: