Something for the officials..

You are probably wondering how we are even fitting all these speakers in over only two days. But, we have scheduling wizards in our team, and nothing is too big a task for them. It’s going to be a busy, packed weekend but there’s so much to share and learn, we just had to get it all in.

RockySo, with great excitement, we announce yet another speaker! And this time, we have for you TWO outstanding referees! And first up, we have the undeniably great Rocky Horror Ho! A highly established referee in European roller derby, Rocky is a WFTDA Level 3 skating official, with a wealth of experience from grass roots to international level play, in both women’s and men’s roller derby. Rocky’s tournament experience includes work at 3 x Men’s European Championships, the 2014 Men’s World Cup, WET, Skate Odyssey and more. He was also Divisional HR for Heartlands 2013, co-THR MEC 2015 and Tournament Head for Tattoo Freeze 2015As one of the longest serving independent officials in UK derby, Rocky has worked tirelessly within the community to enhance the recognition of officials within their organisations. With an aim of building for the future of UK officiating and their support structure.

The first session from Rocky will cover two main focus areas:

UK Officiating:  Where we are?

  • UKRDA Membership & how to move forward; what could it offer officials outwith certification?
  • Improving UK Officials support networks?
  • Uk Stress in Officiating Survey results and what we can do with them.
  • Coping skills (derby/Life balance)

UK Officiating: Where do we want to go?

  • League affiliation v Independence, is Independence from league affiliation (but not the governing body) the future?
  • Professionalism / Certification, how will the ukrda support good officials being certified?
  • Improving UK structure
  • evaluation processes

These will be off skates sessions, and coming from a key motivator in the formation of the UKRDA’s independent officials membership, as well as the first ever independent officials member, these aren’t sessions you want your officials to miss.

As the current UKRDA independent officials representative, and additionally working on the inaugural independent officials panel, Rocky has loads of on skates stuff to share too, and he will do on Sunday, in a session called Positioning is Power : Making the most of your crew. Not only that, but he will also be running a Face To Face facilitated open discussion for UK Officials. Basically a must for all UK officials who want to keep up to date and ahead of the game.

And, as if all of that wasn’t enough.. we have another returner this year! After a very successful session at the last UKROC, we are delighted to welcome back the incredible Meg Le Maniac who will be assisting Rocky will all of these sessions.

This is truly not something any UK official wants to miss out on, so get your tickets here.