Monday, 21 January 2013

2013... and beyond!

Apologies for the lack of communication recently, but we’d like to bring you all up to date with what’s happening in the world of FVRC.

It’s no secret that setting up a junior roller derby league has proven to be a huge challenge. We’ve undergone some changes recently and unfortunately aren’t as close to starting as we would like. However, we remain committed to getting this league up and skating as soon as possible – this is where you could come in! We’re looking for volunteers to help out with the set up and eventual running of the league. You could be a skater yourself or the parent of a Cub-in-waiting, and no derby experience is necessary. If you would like to be involved, please leave us a note on our Facebook page or email us at This is an opportunity to be involved in something unique and exciting, and we’ve love to hear what skills you could bring to our league.

The biggest issue we have encountered so far is funding. With this is mind, we have a range of t-shirts available for sale in junior and adult sizes. These are available to order by emailing us or contacting us via Facebook, priced at £12 for adult sizes and £10 for juniors. A selection of our merchandise will also be on hand at the Fierce Valley Roller Girls bout against Preston Roller Girls, held on Saturday 16th of February at The Peak, Stirling. If you’re coming along to the bout, please drop by to have a look.

We realise that obtaining all of the equipment needed for roller derby can be expensive, and we are holding a “wheel amnesty” to source some spare indoor wheels for Cubs’ skates. If you have any old, unloved wheels that you could donate (sets of four or eight, without bearings is fine) please let us know. Caymens or any other starter wheels would be great.

Finally, we are aiming to hold an information session at some point in the not-too-distant future, giving Cubs and their parents a chance to come along to meet us and ask any questions they may have. We have several documents, including an equipment checklist and skill sets, available on our Facebook page.

That’s it for now. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feedback.

Actually, one more important thing: we'd like to say a massive thank you to Frocky Horror for all of her hard work and commitment since we first started talking about a junior league.  We'll miss her input but will work hard to continue what she was such a big part of starting!