Our Community

The roller derby community

We are proud to be part of and to contribute to the wider roller derby community.  We are active members of WFTDA, regularly taking part in discussions and votes around the progression of our sport.

As one of the oldest leagues in Scotland, we have been delighted to watch the immense growth of the sport in our wee country, and have supported our fellow leagues with advice, coaching, guest skaters and mentorship. We have also donated roller derby ephemera to and supported the National Museum of Roller Derby, curated and archived by Glasgow Women’s Library.

In 2017, we hosted the first Big Blether a chance for all Scottish Derby leagues to get together and talk about Scottish Roller Derby, what’s working, what could be better, and how we make that happen.  

 


Edinburgh Communities

We love nothing more than introducing roller derby to new folk!  We promote all our games to the local community, and we offer free tickets to local community groups and projects.  We are also happy to offer demonstrations and taster sessions, which we have done for local schools, projects and festivals.

We are active members of the Craigmillar Community Sports Hub, part of a nationwide sportscotland led initiative to support and develop club sport in Scotland.

In 2017, we were proud winners of the Special Achievement in Sport Award at the ClubSport Edinburgh Sport Awards.

We regularly support community events – we have a presence at Edinburgh Pride every year, attend the Edinburgh University Feminist Fair, have participated in the Audacious Women Festival, and regularly run the popular sports activities at Portobello Town Fair.  We have also run our own community event – our popular Family Fun Day, with stalls, games, sports and, of course – lots of family fun!

Photo credit: Neil Wykes

 


Charity

For every home game, we nominate a charity to receive half of our raffle sweepskate takings. We also invite the nominated charity to have a stall and collection bucket at our event.
Our nominated charities are put forward by league members, and have included:

2018
Glasgow Night Shelter
Save Leith Walk
Scottish Trans Alliance

2017
Stand With Standing Rock
Save Gorgie Farm
Open Secret
Pet Savers
Ochre Charity
Lothian Autistic Society
Rape Crisis Scotland
Animal Free Research
Maggie’s Centre
The Cinnamon Trust

2016
Action for A-T
Euans Guide
The Sick Kid’s Friends Foundation
Scotland Charity Air Ambulance
Dystonia UK
Re-ACT – Refugee Charity
Unity Centre

2015
Streetwork
“LGBT Youth Edinburgh Blackwood”
Westerlea Early Years
SiMBA
Altzeimer Scotland
MacMillan
Mindspace
Fresh Start

2014
We Skate for Kate
PDSA
CHAS
Maggie’s
Down’s Syndrome Scotland
The Yard of Scotland
Capability Scotland
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity

2013
Venture Trust
Upward Mobility
Women for Women
Rock Trust
The Action Group
Anthony Nolan
Rockin For Tots