Hitting it with Jess Bandit, Team Canada Coach

Team Canada’s head coach talks about coast to coast to coast team unity, the will to win myth and playing against her favorite guys.

You’ve played 2 world cups before taking on the head coach position. How will your experience as a Team Canada player help your coaching?

Since there is not one athlete that competes only for Team Canada, training for a World Cup can be grueling. My experience has helped me set realistic, yet challenging goals for the team. As an athlete, I knew first-hand what I felt was beneficial to the team, and what was not. From >>>

The Beast is coming!

In Montreal, spring arrives at the same time as the Beast …what could be better during the last weekend of April than 3 days of derby; with a dozen teams playing, some good beer, wonderful exhibitors and wee naps in the Mile End’s tender grass?  This year will be as great as usual EXCEPT, the location is different.  The St-Louis arena will still be melting its ice.  So, come join us on the Plateau(4356 rue cartier – Aréna Mont Royal), starting April 28th.  We promise to blow you away, starting with an opening game on friday withTEAM >>>

Do you know the WFTDA gender policy?

On november 2015, The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) released a statement, endorsed by its member leagues, that created broad discrimination protections within the organization for individuals who identify as transgender, intersex or gender expansive and definitively allows trans women, intersex women and gender expansive athletes to participate and compete within the WFTDA.

It states that the WFTDA “is committed to inclusive and anti-discrimination practices in relation to all transgender women, intersex women, and gender expansive participants, and aims to ensure that all skaters’, volunteers’, and employees’ rights are respected and protected.

In regard to athlete participation, … >>>

Champs 2016: la Racaille vs les Contrabanditas

We’re already here at the 2016 MTLRD Championships!

La Racaille and Les Contrabanditas will fight for first place. These 2 teams are going to give their all to win the cup. This is a game packed with action that you do not want to miss!

But just before, the Smash Squad of Montreal will face RDCute of Quebec. It’ll be hot!

5:00pm – Doors
6:00pm – Smash Squad vs RDCute
8:00pm* – La Racaille vs Les Contrabanditas
*note that the schedule may vary

Don’t forget to wear your favourite team’s colors! Cheers!


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