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Team Pairings, Structure for the Roller Derby World Cup

Team Pairings, Structure for the Roller Derby World Cup

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee are pleased to be able to announce the pairings of teams for the first day of games at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Greater Manchester, England, 1-4 February. At this time, we can also announce the structure […]

RDWC Junior Expo Game: Now Accepting Applications for Skaters and Trainers

RDWC Junior Expo Game: Now Accepting Applications for Skaters and Trainers

We will be holding a Junior Expo game at the Roller Derby World Cup being held at EventCity in Manchester, UK. The game will likely take place on the final day of the tournament (Sunday February 4th). It will likely be the only game taking […]

Exhibition Games at Roller Derby World Cup!

Exhibition Games at Roller Derby World Cup!

With 39 teams all coming together in one place for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Greater Manchester, you might already have enough reasons to book the start of February off.

If not, however, then the Roller Derby World Cup Committee can help: we’re adding not one, but two exciting Exhibition Games to the schedule for RDWC2018.

Firstly, it is a long established tradition that Roller Derby World Cups celebrate the immense talent of younger skaters playing Roller Derby right now. Not only are Junior derby skaters the adult Roller Derby stars of the future, they are also legitimately playing awesome derby right now – and across the world, as much as WFTDA derby.

In recognition of this, RDWC are pleased to announce a Junior Roller Derby Exhibition Game  scheduled for the final day of the competition. In keeping with the international basis of the contest itself, we will be showing the best of Junior derby from Europe, the Americas and the Pacific in one fantastic showdown.

Secondly, the RDWC are inspired by the continual spread of Roller Derby across the globe, as evidenced by the 11 new teams attending this World Cup compared to last time.

In order to encourage yet more development in future years, the RDWC are pleased to announce an Upcoming Nations Exhibition Game scheduled for the third day of the competition. This game will showcase two teams representing nations who were not able to form a National Team for the 2018 World Cup, as a preview of what exciting developments may take place by the next World Cup!

Announcers Selected for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

Announcers Selected for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is very happy to present to you the selected Announcers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018 in Greater Manchester. These 53 extremely talented commentators have been selected by Tournament Head Announcer Val Capone to cover house and stream […]

Announcing Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup

Announcing Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is delighted to be able to announce the imposing roster of Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018, Greater Manchester, England, 1 – 4 February. As the World Cup has been a truly international event from its founding, […]

Announcing the Tournament Head Photographers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018!

Announcing the Tournament Head Photographers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018!

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee are happy to announce the selection of our Tournament Head Photographers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018, to be held in Greater Manchester, hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby, 1-4 February.

Sharing the role of managing and representing all 40 Nations’ team photographers, as well as helping to manage the Media of RDWC 2018 itself, we are delighted to have two experienced and well-loved European Photographers, both veterans of this tournament:

Finland’s Marko Niemelä and Belgium’s Vinciane Pierart aka NSP189

Between them, the two have shot almost 900 games over just their Derby Photography careers! Both photographers are just as excited to be in this position as we are to have them:

Marko: “During my 6 and ½ years in Roller Derby, I have now traveled over 90,000 km around the globe and have taken photos from approximately 450 games. It’s been an amazing journey, and when I began I would have never guessed where this adventure would take me. Now, I am thrilled and proud to be part of the Roller Derby World Cup 2018 organization and I can’t wait to meet all of the roller derbying world in Manchester next year. ”

Vinciane: “For almost 5 years I have been practicing roller derby photography, I feel more like being part of the sport (without skating… remember… NSP, Non-Skating Photographer ;)) than being attached to a particular team. From scrimmages to European tournaments or even World Cups, I travelled Europe and well beyond to shoot all those amazing players fighting on a track. Co-heading the Roller Derby World Cup 2018 with Marko is kind of an achievement for all the involvement we both have in documenting this sport. I cannot wait to see again the photographers I have met, and meet new photographers as passionate as we are, to freeze the best moves of international players from all over the world.”

 

Announcing the Teams Competing in the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

Announcing the Teams Competing in the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

The Roller Derby World Cup 2018 is set to be the biggest single-tier Tournament in Roller Derby history. Roller Derby has continually spread over the lifetime of the Roller Derby World Cup, and so has the number of nations attending the Cup itself. From 2011’s […]

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets on sale now!

2018 Roller Derby World Cup Hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby TICKETS HERE: rollerderbyworldcup.bpt.me The third Roller Derby World Cup is taking place at EventCity in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. This 4-day event is being held 1 February – 4 February 2018 and welcomes 41 […]

2018 RDWC Tournament Head Photographer Application Now Available

2018 RDWC Tournament Head Photographer Application Now Available

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is pleased to be able to open applications for the position of “Tournament Head Photographer”.

Previously held by Jules Doyle and Steve Mancini, this position involves:
• Taking the lead on Photographer credentials and selection for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester, February 2018
• Helping to construct our media strategy, including collection and distribution of images from the World Cup, and policies regarding photography (and/or reviewing the existing policies).
• Liaising with and managing photography on the ground at the World Cup itself in Manchester

The deadline for this application is 1 June 2017.

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Our 2018 Tournament Head Announcer Selected; Announcer Applications Now Available

Our 2018 Tournament Head Announcer Selected; Announcer Applications Now Available

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is pleased to be able to reveal that our Tournament Head Announcer for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018 is Val Capone. With 11 years’ experience announcing, as well as 13 years as a skater, and 8 as a […]