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Kent Roller Girls were the first competitve league located in the county of Kent. Like most other roller derby leagues in the world, we follow a "for the skaters, by the skaters" ethos and all matters are run exclusively by members of the league. We are financed entirely by members and we rely on donations and subscription to maintain our league. The league itself was established in 2010 with the first practice taking place in July at Herne Bay on the historic pier. Created to bring flat-track roller derby to this little corner of England, KRG is made up of an eclectic mix of ladies and gentlemen of all ages and all backgrounds. We have grown from a handful of members to participating in games against both national and international teams. In 2015 we took part in the British Championships, coming third in our tier. KRG encourages people of all backgrounds to participate, regardless of ability and we are all dedicated to helping each member reach their goals. All members of the league are encouraged to play a part in the running of the league, whether it be fundraising, promotion, merchandising or recruitment and all members are encouraged to have their say. Kent Roller Girls are proud to be a member of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) and follows the current Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rulesets. Want to know what roller derby is about? Want to join? We have a Recreational League for new recruits aged 18+ to learn everything you need to know to become a Kent Roller Girl! Please see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Kent-Roller-Girls-151751578225509/ Don't want to skate? No fear, Non Skating Officials (NSO's) and Support Crew are a very important part of our team and we're recruiting! Where we meet WEDNESDAYS (Main league members) 8pm - 10pm - Lordswood Sports Centre, North Danes Way, Chatham, ME5 8YE SUNDAYS (Main league members) 7pm - 9pm - The Bay Arena, Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7NS SUNDAYS (Recreational League) 4pm - 6pm - The Bay Arena (small hall), Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7N

Word to the Mother!

Roller Derby skaters come in many forms, ages and genders… and that includes Mum’s!

So this Mother’s Day we’ve asked some of the mums on our team to tell us about how Roller Derby fits in to their family lives:

NATALIE

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KRG Profile: Hellen Degenerate #2

Story behind the name & number: The name came from a friend of mine who used to skate with the team. It’s a play on my name and the oh so awesome Ellen DeGeneres, and add to that the fact we are both gay, it was sort of perfect! After that it kind of stuck, to the point that I changed my old name [Ed: Hellen’s previous skate name was Hell O’Mighty] to this because I liked it so much. The number 2 is my lucky number so was a no brainer.

Jammer or Blocker: I’m most happy blocking but I can jam too. I want to work hard at being a double threat.

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500 Foody Things!!!

This February we are aiming to collect 500 foody things to donate to Canterbury Food Bank

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In order to collect enough variety of goods, and in an attempt to get everything CFB needs for their parcels, we’ve given each day of the week a theme…

  • Macaroni Monday (think all things pasta and rice)
  • Tin Food Tuesday (tuna, tomatoes, vegetables, beans, soup and such like)
  • Wash Up Wednesday (cleaning products and washing powder and toiletries)
  • Thirsty Thursday (no alcohol allowed, just drinks like tea, coffee and fruit squash)
  • Baby Food Friday (speaks for itself, but you could always throw some nappies and wipes in there too!)
  • Sweet Things Saturday (rice pudding, biscuits and custard)
  • Sweetcorn Sunday (for everyones favourite tinned veg)

But don’t feel you have to stick to our plan, any donations are welcome at any time.

You can either give your donations to the Kent roller girl of your choice, or get in touch with us on any of our social media platforms and we’ll arrange a rendezvous.

CFB has specific things that they are in desperate need of for their clients, so please have a look at the list below before parting with your hard earn cash. And please ensure any donations have at least 3 months left on their best before date.

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And KRG’s 2016 chosen charity is….

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We are really excited to be supporting Canterbury Food Bank this year.

They are a community project and registered charity, who provide emergency food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Canterbury District (Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages).

We’re hoping to get involved in food drives, raising funds and volunteering at various events over the next 12 months, so look out for details of what we’re up to and how you can help on our Facebook page.

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Charity collection is well on the way!!

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This year we are again collecting toiletries and other such small gifts for Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.

We are well on the way to making a good start on this and we hope to have as big, if not even bigger, a bounty as we did last year!

If you’d like to help us support this fantastic organisation, just pop us a message on our Facebook page, or hand your donations over to your favourite KRG skater by the end of this month.

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