The World Cup starts in Toronto shortly. 13 nations out of the 38 currently skating Roller Derby not only committed to it, but have raised funds, sacrificed and will be on hand.
Congratulations to Toronto and Blood and Thunder for putting the tournament together and making it happen.
I have seen articles from the UK and elsewhere about the growth of Derby and the teams going to the tourney……I haven’t seen any in the US.
With the increasing growth and popularity of the game, why isn’t there a voice to let the US know what is going on and the impact of Roller Derby on the world; not just the game, but what it means to the participants.
With all the cable sports and news outlets, how can this remain such a secret in the country of birth and rebirth and with well over 600 leagues in virtually every state?
If skaters from countries that didn’t even have a league at the start of last year are coming to Toronto, why is it such a secret?
Of course our internal media: DNN, Derby Deeds, etc have kept us up to date, buy why not ESPN, Comcast, Fox Sports, USA Today and all the networks? And what media will be covering it.
If teams struggled to make the journey from Brazil, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, along with the USA and Canada; isn’t there some way we can shout it to the World?