Thursday, 29 March 2012


Here's one of our first Cubs trying out her new skates for the first time - my niece (a Junior Diaz perhaps), who is really looking forward to being part of something new and exciting.  So looking forward to it that she's offered herself up as a guinea pig - good for us to practise our coaching on family members!


Calling all parents! As a further part of promoting the Cubs, we're hoping to have leaflets at the upcoming Craft Fayre explaining a little more about Junior Roller Derby. We thought it'd be a good idea to include a Frequently Asked Questions section and thought who better to ask for suggestions for this than you guys! If you could help us out and post up any questions either here or on our Facebook page that first sprang to your mind about the Cubs, we'd be extremely grateful, thanks!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Craft Fayre

We're going to be in attendance at our big sister's craft fayre in Falkirk on Saturday 28th of April.  This will be our first fundraising/promotional event and it's going to be a great opportunity to spread the word in person, drum up a bit of interest and get some more cubs signed up.  We're lucky to have some crafty people and some talented bakers to make sure our stall will draw the crowds.  Anyone in the Falkirk area should drop in to see us - and if you're not in the Falkirk area, come anyway, it'll be worth it!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The all-consuming world of derby...

Those of you already involved with roller derby will know that it takes over a huge chunk of your life.  We’re quickly discovering that thinking and planning for junior derby will consume whatever is left.  There’s a baffling range of information available on insurance policies.  We’ve found a number of funding opportunities, all with their own specific conditions to meet.  How will we start fundraising?  Should we have kit available for the kids?  Who’s going to coach?  How involved will the parents be?  It’s hard to go into a hall without thinking “Ooh, I wonder what this floor’s like for skating” (and harder to convince people that we won’t ruin their floor).  You work hard to get your 12 year old niece to tell all her friends about it (eventually bribing her with a FVRG t-shirt).  You may even use your own children as guinea pigs.  Youtube is your most visited website.  You check the Facebook page to see how many likes you have.  You spend free moments at work updating the blog…  And it will all be worth it the very first time we have our Cubs together on skates!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Who we are

So who are we?  We're a committee of skaters with Fierce Valley Roller Girls, chaired by Frocky Horror and made up of Bobbie Bang Bang, Calamity Jen, Camelon Diaz, Elburnzo, EvilMoogle, Iona, Sundance Skid and Zombette.  We may all have different reasons for getting involved but we do share an enthusiasm and desire (as well as a fondness for meetings fuelled with tea and cakes) to get kids on skates and let them discover the wonder of derby.  Undaunted by the hard work in front of us, we're determined to be up and running (well, skating) as soon as possible!  If you have any questions or want more info, feel free to drop us a line at


Welcome to our blog!  We are Fierce Valley Roller Cubs, Scotland's first junior roller derby league.  We are currently laying the foundations of our league and thought it might be interesting/fun/therapeutic to record and share the trials and tribulations that setting up a junior league will no doubt bring.  So far, we are registered with CRBS and those of us that wish to be coaches have sent off our PVG applications.  Now it's on to pricing insurance, scouting venues and investigating funding.  We're also in the process of conquering the world of social media with our Facebook page (!/pages/Fierce-Valley-Roller-Cubs/243017122450097) and Twitter feed (follow Fierce V Roller Cubs), and now our blog - keep coming back to check our progress!