FEBRUARY Junior Skaters of the Month – Marianne and Verity Corrick- Gough

Marianne and Verity Corrick- Gough are 2 British sisters from Hereford, a small English city on the border of Wales. The siblings have been playing Roller Derby for 6 years and play together for Hereford Poison Berries Junior Roller Derby. Marianne (Marnie MoovOva #143) and Verity (Hi Velocity #342) have been on a meteoric journey…

January 2020 Junior Skater of the Month – Riley Thomas (Ginger SnapHer)

Riley Thomas, skating under the moniker Ginger SnapHer, has been playing roller derby for a total of seven (7) years.  Riley is currently in her eighth season of roller derby and currently playes for the Diamond City Minors (DCM), a co-ed team out of Bakersfield, California.  Riley assisted DCM in winning three Junior Roller Derby…

What makes a GREAT Roller Derby announcer?

Just so all our readers know we are bringing you not only one of the best at his craft but a good friend of mine Danny Wolf. We have received quite a few emails over the past couple months of new announcers wanting some guidance on how to become better at their craft. It didn’t take…

January 2020 Skater of the Month – Jenny Matthews-Wasalaski

Interview with Jenny Matthews-Wasalaski by Heather Gunnin Dub City Roller Derby Hey there Jen, Thanks for allowing me to interview you. (Heather) Let’s start with a few questions, first let’s get your demographics out of the way, could you give me your name, age, where you live, and team you play for. (Jenny) My name…

Slideboard Training

By Heather Bennett With the winter months approaching, at least in the northern hemisphere, many of you will be faced with the dilemma, how do I stay in skating shape. One of the best indoor training routines i found was slideboard training. Slideboards have come a long way since my skating days. I used a…

Help Please!

Please we need your help! Submit any articles or events about your team or league and be sure to include any videos or pictures we can include. Also if you have an outstanding skater, please nominate them for our “Skater of the Month” feature post. We also would like to start a “Junior Skater of…

Our New Bulletin Board

Post your announcements, pictures, and videos and we will post it in reverse chronological order. Give us 24 hours to have it posted. Use the form on the bulletin board page to submit your items. The bulletin Board page can be found in the menu at the top of the Home page. If your announcement…

November Junior Skater of the Month – Marley Quinn

Marley started playing derby in 2016 when at age 14 she joined the Seattle Derby Brats.  Over several seasons her derby skills have grown tremendously, and she has become a leader on her team and in the community. Danny Ngan Photography Marley is a jammer and team captain for SDB’s Ultra Violets this season. She…

A Case For Cross-Training

Roller Derby Fans, this week it’s all about the athlete inside each and everyone one of us. It’s for the fist bumper’s, to the gun show, curl’s for girl’s or the skies out thighs out athlete. As you know I grew up speed skating and the sport of Roller Derby fell into my lap later on in…

Mini-skills Test Checklist

Created by, aliensonly/ The picture below was created by aliensonly, I have created the same information in a typed  table below the picture. If you have any suggestions that can be added please email them to me at, james@gunninsports.com

What’s New In The News #2

Junior Roller Derby at Turner’s Skate Palace By Dave McMillion – Herald Mail Media Read what happens when skaters from Raleigh, N.C., New Cumberland, Pa., Philadelphia, Hanover, Pa. converge to compete. Click Here Defending Champios Prepare To Defend Their Title BY PAUL DANZER – PORTLAND TRIBUNE Read about the Portland’s Rose City Rollers, defending world champions…

Tattoo?

Send us a picture of your tattoo, we will add it to our new photo gallery page. This feature will start Sunday, 11/24. Send your pictures to, james@gunninsports.com please have your files in gif, png, or jpeg format. I do have a photo conversion program in case your photo is not in one of the…

Say No To Discrimination

In a world where discrimination is still all too prevalent, Roller Derby needs to become a leader in the battle against discrimination. As evidenced by its acceptance of the LGBTQ community, it is within our power to become an agent of change. Below are two stories of leagues that are breaking boundaries in the battle…

Involving the Community to Promote Growth

A Roller Derby Weekly Editorial by Heather Bennett Let’s be completely honest with ourselves, despite the incredible growth roller derby has experienced, we are still hindered by the negative image shared by much of our local communities. I know I helped to contribute to this image with my role as Heather “The Gun” Gunnin in…

Help Us Populate Our Events Calendar

Please help us to make our events calendar become the go-to site for all your matches, tournaments, or events you would like published. Please use our Submit a Post or Events page, and please no event is too small, we will gladly publish it.

ANRDC Women’s & Junior’s Championships Brackets Set

The Women’s and Junior’s Australian Championships Bracket are now set. They will be held on Fri 8 Nov 2019 8:30 am – Sun 10 Nov 2019 5:00 pm at the Mount Warren Indoor Sports Centre, 2 Milne St, Mount Warren Park, QLD, 4207, Australia. We will be updating the results daily once the tournament has started, check back frequently. Junior Brackets  

Brackets Set, Australian Men’s Nationals

Well the brackets are set, let the bouts begin! From 11/08/2019 – 11/1at 0/2019 at Mount Warren Park, QLD, Australia, The best of the best in Australian Men’s Roller Derby will be battling for the crown. The eight competing teams are (Click on the team name to see their stats): Victorian Vanguard Capital Carnage Tasmania…

History of Roller Derby

If you are a Roller Derby fanatic, then you should know something about the history of Roller Derby.  While doing the research I came across this great story by Jennifer Harlan published in the New York Times. CLICK to read the story.

A Major Win for Seattle!

Photo by Danny Ngan How painted track lines for roller derby in Seattle’s community centers came to reality.  By Amy Davis, PFM Roller Derby Leadership Roller Derby in Seattle was facing a critical situation that was threatening its future in this beautiful city. I spoke with Amy Davis of the Potential Fresh Meat (PFM) roller…

Meet Our Founder Heather “The Gun” Gunnin

My name is Heather Bennett (A.k.a. Heather Gunnin) and I had been involved in Roller Sports since the young age of six years old.  My Roller Sports journey started as a simple way to entertain my childhood.  I quickly realized that I had a huge passion for skating.  I made my way to a speed skating…

2019 Team USA Roller Derby – World Champions

Congratulations to both the men and women roller derby team for taking the gold at the World Roller Games 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The men won with a 42-37 final against the national team from Spain. Spain led with a couple of minutes left when Stephen Carter and Tyler Van Winkle put Team USA ahead…

Interview with Aimee Sanderson

Hey there Aimee, Thanks for allowing me to interview you. You are my first interview for the first issue of my new newsletter, “Roller Derby Weekly”. If you’re ready, let’s get started. (Heather) Let’s start with a few questions, first let’s get your demographics out of the way, could you give me your name, age,…

An Interview With Jean Hoy-Pardo

Hey there, Jean, we have been friends for a long time, and I appreciate your agreeing to be interviewed for my new newsletter.  So, let’s get started!                                (Heather) Tell me a little about yourself…. full name, age, where you live, what team you play/played for                                                                                                     (Jean) Jean Hoy-Pardo, 43 years old, Davie FL, Played for Gold…