Last weekend, five of the SGMRD players packed their bags to train and play some derby.
Our “Mahatma Bronson #3” spent his time in Milano, Italy at the “SKIR 2016”, the four of “Duke Jukem #23, Jam Pain #11, Lukomotive #17 and Steißkerl #999 took the long road to Bruges, Belgium to participate at the amazing Derby Revolution 2016.
SGMRD goes Derby Revolution 2016 in Bruges
We spent 4 days packed with skating classes, derby strategy, scrimmages and theory classes to widen our view and sharpen our edges.
High class international coaches (full list here) filled their training sessions with inspiring, challenging and sweaty drills.
The vast number and variety of offered classes gave each of us the opportunity to satisfy his own interests, be it as a skater or coach, on a technical or strategic level or by spending time with nice people from all across Roller Derby Europe.
Some things that need to be said:
We’d like to thank all coaches for their input and working all 4 days constantly to help improve European Roller derby.
Thank you Missy Rascal for showing us edges that we never knew existed.
Thank you Christy Demons for giving us watery eyes admiring your quick feet.
Thank you Mick Swagger for bringing us the latest strategies and the coolest session names.
Thank you Laci Knight for giving us insight in fitness aspects and for your first ramp drop-in with Lukomotive.
Thank you Shaina Serelson for reminding us, that forward blocking still exists and is tremendously powerful.
Thank you Tony Muse for your energetic training sessions, “douchebag moves” and for emphasising that backwards blocking is an awesome tool, but not if it is your only tool.
And Thank you to all other coaches, supporters and helping hands.
Finally, a big shout-out to what seemed to be half of the German Derby community we were able to meet (again).
See you all soon!
You can find a bunch of pictures on Facebook
Final Score 25:340
Road Trip to the Netherlands
We played the Rotterdam Classy Roaches who started with 5 new guys and some more experienced guest skaters on track.
SGMRD was able to field a well attuned roster introducing Steißkerl #999 who played his first bout and guest skater Psycho Crusher #667.
Playing with 9 guys and a rotation of 3 dedicated jammers (Duke Jukem, Bloodred Kelly and Mahatma Bronson), our blockers had to fill quite a bit of track time. Since the arena’s floor seemed constantly to be facing uphill we had some work to do against 12 opposite players.
The game itself went perfect for us from the start, we were able to strictly contain Rotterdam’s jammers while ours could work their way through the pack and score.
Our defense played well together while some offensive plays went pretty smooth as well.
This allowed us to pull away from our heroic friends from Rotterdam pretty quickly, build a strong lead and never look back.
Our thanks goes to all the guys from Rotterdam, some of whom had a 4 hours training session before the bout (crazy, aren’t they?), for staying positive and smiling all the time. Thanks to our wonderful bench and lineup manager Kadda Handlung, to all our hosts and everybody supporting the triple header in Rotterdam.
You can find a load of pictures on Facebook (click here)
#11 Jam Pain
#1337 Big Red
#23 Duke Jukem
#3 Mahatma Bronson
#4 Bloodred Kelly
#667 Psycho Crusher
#981 Rudi Cartell
This will be our first Bout in 2015.
We travel to Sweden and play the Gothenburg Salty Seamen in their home town. There is just no better way to start the year after the awesome time we had during B.E.A.R.D.I. We are happy to think, that we are indeed the main event. There will also be a game run by the lovely ladies of Gothenburg Roller Derby, they take on Oslo Roller Derby for the first game of the day.
On November 29th – 30th, we will roster some of our Skaters for the B.E.A.R.D.I Tournament hosted by the Crash Test Brummies.
In conjunction with the MOVEMBER charity they will help to raise money for this great cause with all proceeds going to this awesome charity.
6 teams from the UK and Europe will battle it out over two days to become BEARDI Champions 2014.
We play against Panam Squad from Paris, France at the birthday tournament of the rocKArollers Karlsruhe, Germany.
South versus North. The Game to decide the chapion of Men´s Roller Derby in Germany.
We are proud to present the youngest child of Men’s Roller Derby in Europe!
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