If you want to help Scotland win the World Cup you’d better get your skates on...

editorial image

APPLICATIONS have been reopened for prestigious positions on the Scotland roller derby women’s coaching team for the World Cup next year.

The UK Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) is currently processing the first round of applications which closed on July 30, however, they did not receive any suitable applicants for the following positions:

• Team Scotland Head Coach

• Team Scotland Assistant Coach

• Team Scotland Line-up Manager

Last month Blood & Thunder announced that the second Roller Derby World Cup is to be held in Dallas, Texas, in December 2014.

The UKRDA are “very excited” about being appointed by BRSF to help get the official UK national teams up and running, but the first step in making this happen is to appoint a Coaching Committee for each team.

UKRDA will then work collaboratively with Coaching Committees to help develop and run fair and transparent skater try-outs, and get team coaching sessions up and running.

Although the day-to-day running of the teams will be in the hands of the Coaching Committees and skaters themselves, UKRDA will be on hand at every turn to offer support, guidance and oversight – ensuring everything is running fairly and according to plan.

A spokesperson said: “We’re looking for enthusiastic, committed and passionate people to join the Coaching Committees and work with us to ensure Team England, Team Scotland and Team Wales are the best they can be; to represent UK roller derby in style next December.

“Applicants need a lot of drive, experience, knowledge of cutting-edge roller derby, and the leadership and communication skills to coach your team to success.

“Come on UK roller derby ... let’s smash last time’s results!”

Round two is open for applications until August 30.

Applicants need to return an application form (see link) along with three letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation can be from skaters/coaches and leagues, and must be from least two separate league sources.

Applicants for coaching positions can be any nationality and be affiliated to any UKRDA-affiliated league.

Please ensure you return all required documents by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

To apply for a position, please fill in this application form:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n4yefkr41018r0k/National%20Team%20Coaching%20Application.docx

For details on the selection procedure for National Team Coaches see:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6qp1c5ar4tr0q2j/UK%20National%20Roller%20Derby%20Squads%20-%20Selection%20Process%20v1.0.pdf

For details on the Blood & Thunder World Cup visit http://rollerderbyworldcup.com