Meet the Coaches – Tinchy Slider and IllBilly


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Tincy Slider is a one of a kind, all round team player. She is Captain of Central City’s A team and has had several seasons as a top flight jammer. She has represented her league and country on international stages across the world and continues to push the team to be the best.


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Don’t be decieved by her size, Tinchy is one of the most powerful jammers in the UK with explosive footwork and contact skills that see her blast through the biggest walls with ease. Tinch fits into any role on the track and continues to develop and push herself to the top. A true triple threat, we are proud and excited to have Tinch on board to coach at our bootcamp.

Tinchy will be teaching explosive power techniques and footwork to really breakdown the fundamentals of being a successful jammer and blocker on track.


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Illbilly has a long history of skating ranging from inline, street and ramp styles right through to derby. He started life at the Crash Test Brummies and is currently a part of England Mens Roller Derby for the second successive campaign and regining UK and European Mens champions Southern Discomfort.

Billy encompasses strength and agility into his no holds barred style. Blink and you’ll miss him zip up the inside line or miss him clattering your jammer off the track with finite precision. Billy is a fluid and adaptable player who is able to take on any role on the track.


Illbilly is also Central City Rollergirls head coach and Bench Manager. He brings knowledge of the game and unquestionable enthusiam to each and every session. We are very pleased to have Billy on board steering the home teams into brighter and stronger futures on track.


As well as all of these acolades, Illbilly is the first European Male to be a sponsored skater and representative for Team Antik! Billy will be taking a master classes in offence and edgework helping you to develop smart skills for becoming the best player you can be.


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Captains Log: Mid Season

The first 6 months of our season was a pretty intense affair. We boarded the train to bouting oblivion in February and didn’t get off until late June. We skated in 4 countries – Wales, Scotland, Belgium and France. We didn’t even play a game in England. It was travel and tournament heavy – we certainly locked down the ‘how to feed and look after ourselves whilst at all day roller derby events’ business.

6 months 4 countries 4 tournaments 9 games And just to top off our adrenaline levels, 4 of the games were decided in the last jam

Some highlights…

Feb – May: British Champs

We knew that skating premier tier of the British Champs was going to be difficult. We went into it knowing that we’d face some of the strongest teams in the UK 1610882_364406123744426_256435994606992788_nand some of the most challenging games we’ve ever played. We certainly weren’t let down. Our first weekend saw us journey to Cardiff to play Tiger Bay and Glasgow – 2 strong teams with very different styles of play. We lost both but were proud of how we played. We saw that there were areas for development in our game and aligned our focus to prepare for the upcoming high level competition.

We went to Edinburgh for weekend 2 to meet Middlesborough Milk Rollers. Always a challenging team, MMR took the win, but we felt assured that we were starting to see some of our practiced defence on track.

11427753_408132232705148_1157085818417009758_nFor the final weekend we ventured to Glasgow to challenge Rainy City and Auld Reekie. We took a narrow win against Rainy (our first win since May 2014) and a narrow loss to ARRG. The games were real nail bitters – in fact, the whole weekend was full of nail bitters! We put out strong performances against 2 teams we really admire that weekend and it was impressive to see the team put into action all of strategy we’d been working on. Despite knowing that we are likely to drop down a tier next year, we came away from the tournament inspired and energised.

May: Skate Odyssey 2015

SKOD was another big highlight. We travelled to Belgium with a small crew and fought hard in each game. We faced Paris, Gent and Dirty River Roller Grrls. All 3 games were challenging for different reasons. Paris were agile and elusive. Squad changes meant that there were several skaters we were unfamiliar with and so we went into the game not knowing what to expect. The game was tight but we managed to hold on to a narrow lead to take the win and a place in the semi finals.

In the semis we met Gent – a position we’d been in almost exactly a year ago (Gent beat us in the semis of SKOD 2014). We knew our opposition well, their squad having remained largely unchanged from 2014. We started off strongly taking a significant lead in the first 20 minutes. But Gent fought back hard and closed down our lead. They ultimately took the win and their ticket to the final. We went on to play Dirty River in the 3rd / 4th place playoff, finishing the tournament in 3rd place and earning ourselves a medal.




We have some exciting events on the horizon as we venture into the second half of our season. Firstly our game against Hell Fire Harlots in September, followed by a game against Newcastle in October.

I’m also very excited about the bootcamp we’ll be hosting in September. It’s the first we’ve hosted with our own coaches and we’ve enjoyed the challenge of planning the sessions. Click here to check it out!


Meet the Coaches – Katie Clysmic

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Katie Clysmic is no stranger to skating. She’s been on wheels since her early teens and hasn’t looked back. KC started life as an artistic skater soon falling in love with the challenges it brought. Along the way KC dabbled in ice hockey and inline skating too but she began her derby career in Bristol, moving to Carolina Rollergirls and finally back to the UK with Central City! Her love for derby has taken her across land and sea but we are proud to say she has a firm place in the hearts of CCR.


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KC has participated in numerous high level games, seeing her take on opponents such as Montreal, Boston and Charm City and even participate at Division 2 WFTDA playoffs!

KC has a distinct skating style which incorporates speed, agility and great stance. Blink and you’ll miss her as she dances through the tiniest of gaps in your walls. KC has been an huge asset to the CCR squad bringing a fresh approach to jamming and blocking alike.


Photo credit – Floyd King Photography

KC will be working with Tinchy Slider to help you refine the techniques needed for explosive power, agility and fast feet to get you out of those sticky situations.

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