Guest Speaker Announcement – Bette Noir!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Bette Noir will be one of the Guest Speakers at UKROC!

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Known for being the woman who brought roller derby to the UK, Bette is not only a Founding member Angel City Derby Girls and a Founding member (and managing director) of London Rollergirls, but also a WFTDA compliance panel member and she has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to share.

She’ll be running two sessions, one session called ‘Herding Cats and Planning for Tomorrowland: how to organise a league and manage growth’ which will focus on league management and success. She says:

“I hope to discuss different models of league management – looking at pros and cons of each. I want to introduce ideas for efficient task management, prioritisation and delegation. I also want to discuss strategies for long term success of a league, specifically when it comes to policy development and modification. I would hope everyone comes away from this session having learned some new things they can take back to their own leagues to help them grow in the right direction.”

She will also run a ‘Veteran leagues face to face’ – as she says “Leagues that have been around for a long time face a unique set of issues and problems. Let’s talk together and figure out what we can learn from each other.”

Both sessions are set to be really popular, certainly not something you’ll want to miss out on!

Bette says of UKROC “Leagues should attend UKROC because getting the opportunity to exchange ideas and face time with the other people helping to grow this sport in our country is critical to our continuing success”. Having been involved with Roller Derby for such a long time, she knows the importance and drive that events like UKROC can bring. “Roller derby leagues cannot exist in isolation. We learn from each other and the paths that those before us have blazed. Getting all our smart heads together can only lead to better things.”

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