October 2019 Intake
Welcome to Grimsby Roller Derby!
Grimsby Roller Derby comprises of; the Grim Reavers A team (est in 2012), the Grim Reavers B team (est in 2019) and the Brothers Grim (est in 2014). We also play together in ‘Open to All (OTA)’ games as Grimsby Roller Derby.
This year the Grim Reavers competed and won Tier 3 East British Roller Derby Championships.
We will teach you everything you will need to know from kitting up to full contact and game-play scenarios.
If you do not want to play contact, please let us know and we can train you up to be a skating official (referee).
If you do not want to skate, please let us know and we can teach you all you need to know within our non-skating official roles.
Facebook is our central hub of all our communication.
Please join Grimsby Roller Derby – Home to The Grim Reavers and Brothers Grim on facebook groups.
Your GRD training is called your minimum skills. Within your minimum skills there are three levels:
- Level 1 – intro to skating/falling/stopping
- Level 2 – intermediate skating/falling/stopping
- Level 3 – advance skating/falling/stopping and intro to contact
We advise that you spend at least an hour a week taking part in off skates exercise.
From October our training sessions are every Sunday at Grimsby Leisure Centre 09:30 – 12:30
- 09:30 – 10:30: Skills
- 10:30 – 11:30: Pre-mins and advanced session
- 11:30 – 12:30: Advanced only
Once you have completed 2 months of training, you will be invited to our second training session on Tuesdays at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre 20:00 – 22:00.
We ask you arrive approx. 10 minutes early to kit up so you are ready on track for the start of the training session.
You should bring plenty of water for each training session, along with comfortable clothes and suitable shoes. We also recommend you should wear tights/leggings underneath shorts to avoid abrasions to your legs.
A roll call is done on the facebook group the evening before training, please comment on this post if you can attend the training session. If you cannot attend, please let the head coach, Kirsty Douglas, know via private facebook message.
Subs are £4 per session until you pass your Level 2 minimum skill.
Once you have passed Level 2, the session price is increased to £7 or £25 per month.
We recommend you move onto our monthly subscription as it is cheaper and includes both weekly sessions throughout the month.
Subs can be paid by cash or via bank transfer, please speak to Charlotte Rendall to arrange.
All subs are used to cover the cost of hall hire and hosting bouts. All money raised is put back into the team for further development.
GRD will provide standard basic kit free of charge.
There is no time scale for when you need to buy your own, however, we advise you have full kit before you start the Tuesday training sessions. Due to our storage facilities, if you require kit after two months on a Tuesday session, please let the head coach know in advance.
If and when you decide to buy your own kit, feel free to ask the team for advice as you can try our kit on for sizing and style. We can also advise on the best retailers for price and quality.
The compulsory components of any derby kit are as follows:
- Knee pads
- Elbow pads
- Wrist guards
- Gum shield
We at GRD are thrilled you have said yes to giving roller derby a try. For many they have yet to find a passion and for us this is ours. We train together, we play together and we have fun together and we look forward to sharing that with you. Before I joined GRD I didn’t enjoy sport and here I am now passionate about this sport; President of Grimsby Roller Derby and a proud member of The Grim Reavers.
“But what if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson