The Rainy City Blog
A Rainy Guide to Manchester
We’re very proud to welcome the world of roller derby to Manchester for the Roller Derby World Summit. For all visitors, we’ve put a little guide together to our amazing city. We hope you have an amazing time!
Minimum Mental Toughness and Self-Belief Skills for Roller Derby
There are few things that I’ve come across that appear to grip people as much as roller derby. In the couple of years I’ve been around, I’ve seen people show up to Beginner Nights for the first time and become completely hooked from the second they strap skates on.
Learning to play roller derby is more than just passing Minimum Skills
I first walked into The Thunderdome on the 9th of May 2016. I’d been waiting eagerly for this day for months, even more so when my sister started skating a few weeks earlier. But I had to wait to turn 18 on the 3rd of May.
A love letter to myself
“This is a .44 calibre love letter straight from my heart”. Secret shout out to all my fellow emo roller derby players. If you know, then you know!
The only WFTDA rankings planner you’ll ever need
WFTDA rankings can be a complex beast to get your head around, and it can be difficult to organise your season and know that the games you’re playing give you the best chance to rise up the ranks and meet your season goals. So we’ve made a little program to solve your woes. Say goodbye to all your dirty spreadsheets and notepaper scribbles and say hello to Derby on Toast.
Playing my First International Roller Derby Game
This time last year, if you told me I would have just come back from playing in my first international game I wouldn’t have believed you!
The trials and tribulations of a transfer skater – Part 2
Rainy ref and coach Karl Lagerfilled asked if I was planning to write a follow-up to my last post The Trials and Tribulations of a Transfer Skater.
How I Became a Roller Derby Fan
Phil Booth has been a Rainy City fan for many years. Here he talks about what drew him to roller derby and what it’s been like supporting Rainy City over the past few years.