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Diary of an Adolescent Zebra – Brain vs. Brain

I had been planning on writing this blog post about my weekend. I’ve had 3 days of reffing in a row, and I’ve had a very different experience at each event. However, what I want to talk about is mental toughness.

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Rookie Ramblings- Skates, why’d it have to be Skates

So diary of a fresh meat has ended with our wonderful Rogue Red graduating to the Cadets and passing on the baton to little old me. Findiana Bones Some history; I joined the Dames in March 2015 ( I think

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Diary of an Adolescent Zebra – episode one

My name is Grumpy Cates, and I stepped into the world of refereeing almost two years ago. I hadn’t joined roller derby with the intention of being a referee, but I had really got into NSOing and it was taking

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Diary of a Fresh Meat – Episode Five

Yesterday was my eight month Derbyversary. This comes after a fantastic practise on Saturday where I got three PB’s and felt like I played well at Daisy (despite the penalty – oops!). Followed by an evening of alcohol with many

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Wanna’ be a Ref?

With Birmingham Blitz Dames Ref School starting on Saturday 3rd October we’d like to introduce you to the lovely Roisin Rulette, # N17 Here’s what she has to say about being a referee for the Birmingham Blitz Dames. “I have recently

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