EROC 2019

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SAVE THE DATE FOR EROC 31 JAN – 3 FEB 2019

WHAT IS EROC?

The European Roller Derby Organizational Conference (EROC) was started in 2009 to give European roller derby leagues an opportunity to come together, work through the issues that affect them most and share vision, intentions and knowledge. Since its founding, EROC has continued to grow and innovate as an organization. EROC 2019 will follow through in its mission of shaping together European Roller Derby.

WAIT… WHAT WAS ROLLER DERBY AGAIN?

Roller derby is a sport where the support comes from the skater, for the skater, by the skater. As the global systems develop, we believe that it is critical that every member of the Derby community has the opportunity to be informed about the elements at play, ask questions, bring their vision foreword. EROC offers this important platform to the entire European Roller Derby community.

THAT SOUNDS GREAT. TELL ME ABOUT THE PAST EROC EVENTS.

The original goal of our exchange at EROC was to help leagues in shaping the evolution of their sport on the European continent and to represent the interests of their membership. In addition to facilitating discussion, the conference also provides an informational platform to assist leagues in their continuing individual, organizational and structural development. As a supplement to the WFTDA Annual Meeting, the EROC Conference provides an important platform for the European Contingent. In our role as representatives of European roller derby within the WFTDA, some of the key issues include the training and support of organizations within the WFTDA as well as establishing better understanding of our needs as an association.

Since its founding, there have been a number of recent milestones within EROC. In 2013 and 2014, the mandate was implemented to create national roller derby organizations within Europe. The years 2014 and 2015 were fruitful years in assisting the growth of national organizations in most European countries. Additionally, the national bodies were busy and are pleased with the product of their joint efforts: The European Roller Derby Association.

EROC 2016 introduced a number of changes in response to the previous years’ development and skater feedback. It expanded the workshop selection over the course of the conference and gave leagues and their representatives the opportunity to really dive into the material presented by workshop leaders, instead of just skimming over it. A further change seen at EROC 2016 was in the structure of the discussion sessions. The goal of EROC 2016 was to create real transparency and understanding for each league about who is doing what where in European and Global roller derby while, at the same time, providing real learning experiences for every level of league. EROC 2017 worked on developing even more new sessions and innovative workshops to inspire leagues and skaters alike.

We decided to take a pause for one year to give ourselves the time to reflect upon the cogent and actual necessities, topics and issues of European Roller Derby now and to organize an always more inclusive conference.

WE NEED YOUR OPINION!

As always in Roller Derby, EROC is a tool and it will only function well if it can be utilized – by you! It’s your event and it should have the best agenda you could imagine. To be able to weave in your ideas and thoughts, we would like to ask you to fill out this survey . It doesn’t matter whether or not you participated in the previous editions of EROC, or whether you’re thinking about joining us in 2019, every feedback is important for us. It won’t take long and it would be really helpful to us!! Please fill it out to help make EROC an event that is by Skaters for Skaters.

Save the date +++ EROC 2019 +++ 31/01-03/02/2019 +++ You don’t want to miss it!

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Open Door Day

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Always wanted to try Roller Derby? Don’t know where or how to get started?
Then come to our Open House on the 20th of January from 11am until 3:30pm.

We will offer a glimpse into our Newbie training, the rules of Roller Derby, as well as snacks and a special surprise. This event is open for everyone regardless of age, gender, or athleticism. Our Junior Trainers will also be there and are looking forward to getting to know our younger guests!

Don’t have your own equipment? No problem! We can lend you the necessary gear for the day.

Interested? Please register via the following form. We’ll send you the location via mail once you are registered.

Any further questions? If so, please write us at: recruiting@bearcityrollerderby.com

Berlin Rollt Vol. IV

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We proudly present: The forth and next-to-last part of this year’s Roller Derby series “Berlin Rollt” including a little extra.

On September 23rd, Berlin Rollergirls meet Sucker Punch Roller Derby from Nuremberg and compete in their last home bout in the third RDD division this season.

Afterwards our Inglorious Bombshells compete with St. Pauli Roller Derby’s Harbor Girls in the first RDD division.

Where: Poststadion, Lehrter Str. 59, 10557 Berlin
Doors open at 14.00 Uhr.
First whistle game I: 14.30
First whistle game II: 16.45

During the second game’s half time break we will have a world premiere: Our youngest players from Bear City Junior Derby will have their first scrimmage!

Berlin rollt – Roller Derby in Berlin Vol. II

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At the end of July it is time again for Roller Derby!
The Berlin Rollergirls and Bear City Roller Derby invite you to the doubleheader at Poststadion.

I. Berlin Rollergirls vs. Roller Grrrl Gang
START 12:30
II. Bear City Roller Derby Challenge Bout
START 14:30

Below you can find the fixed dates for our other upcoming doubleheaders at Poststadion, mark it in your callendar!

26 August
23 September
8 October

Open Door Day

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Always wanted to try out Roller Derby? Then come to our Open Day on the 17th of June from 4pm until 8pm. We will offer you a glimpse into our Newbie Training, the rules of Roller Derby, as well as snacks and a surprise. This offer is open for everyone regardless of age, gender, or how sporty you are. Our Junior Trainers will also be there and would be happy to receive the youngest amongst you.

Wanna join us for our Open Day?
Please register via the following form.
If you don’t have your own equipment it’s ok – we can lend you the necessary gear for the day.

Any further questions? If so please write to recruiting@bearcityrollerderby.com
PS – you’ll get the address via e-mail.

Next Newbie Course in July!

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You are at least 18 and you are excited about roller derby, a sport which combines strength, endurance, strategy and team spirit? Sign up now and become a part of Bear City Roller Derby. If you are interested in skating and roller derby, but not sure if you want to play actively you can become a referee or a non skating official (NSO). Only our referees and NSOs make a real roller derby game possible.
You don’t know how to skate or don’t the rules? No problem, we teach you everything you need to know! Every six month a new beginner course is starting, at the beginning and the middle of the year.
Sign up now with this form and join in!

If you are between 7 and 18 years old and want to play roller derby you can join our juniors training. Write a mail to juniors@bearcityrollerderby.com