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Hit & Miss: A bout last night

A Bout last night TXRG Hotrod Honeys v VRDL All-Stars   July 23, 2011, couldn't arrive fast enough for derby people across the world, from Melbourne to Texas. The headline bout of the night, at the Melbourne Showgrounds, was the Texas Rollergirls (TXRG) team - the Hotrod Honeys - versus the Victorian Roller Derby League [...]

By | 2014-03-13T22:14:57+00:00 September 1st, 2011|Print Magazine|Comments Off on Hit & Miss: A bout last night

Hit & Miss: Chili Padi Derby Grrrls

Chili Padi Derby Grrrls Known across the world as 'the little red dot' on the end of the South-East Asian peninsula, Singapore is home to amazing food, fashion, shopping, architecture and now, hot chilli women, the Chilli Padi Derby Grrls. Aptly named after the tiny and viciously hot chilli 'Chilli Padi' (or Birds Eye Chilli), [...]

By | 2014-03-13T23:33:28+00:00 June 1st, 2011|Print Magazine|Comments Off on Hit & Miss: Chili Padi Derby Grrrls

Hit & Miss: Apprenticed!

Apprenticed! When the Victorian Roller Derby League became the first Australian league to be accepted as a WFTDA Apprentice League, they rapidly discovered acceptance was just the beginning. The Victorian Roller Derby League (VRDL) has been abuzz with some incredibly exciting news -  the league has been accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's [...]

By | 2014-03-14T00:00:34+00:00 March 1st, 2011|Print Magazine|Comments Off on Hit & Miss: Apprenticed!

Arena: Portraying Roller Derby

Why is the media so constrained in its depictions of derby? As I watch to the end of the news clip, an ambivalent ball grows within: enthusiastic triumph that ‘we’ have made it, the women I know and love finally being represented in mainstream news reporting, coupled with a growing sense of trepidation that the reporter seems once again to be employing the ‘superhero’ approach [...]

By | 2014-02-15T06:40:26+00:00 October 1st, 2010|Print Magazine|Comments Off on Arena: Portraying Roller Derby