In May 2013, we started looking for coaches, interested in guiding us towards the Roller Derby World Cup in 2014!
We were more than happy to have five great applications and we thank every candidate who has applied for their time & effort they put into it.
After careful consideration and a vote from out all the Belgian leagues, we’re excited to announce Belgium’s coaching team for the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas!
Mr Grey (Peter Lootens)
Being a former speed skater, trainer, male derby skater & Gent Go-Go Roller Girls’ (Ghent, BE) bench coach, he has quite some experience on his sleeve!
Whether it’s ref-, nso-, trainer-, tournament- or bench coach-related, he has played an active role within Belgian Roller Derby, from its starting days on.
His combination of leadership, strategy and hard core skating skills has already done wonders for the Gent-girls and he’ll be sure to bring the thunder for our female national team!
KadhaFitness (Amandine Saulnier)
She started roller derby in 2011 with the Blackland Rockin’ K-Rollers (Charleroi, BE), as a player, trainer (off- & on skates) and bench coach.
Being a natural sports addict (including horse riding, skiing, climbing, swimming, tennis, capoeira, pilates and derby), she evolved into one scary fitness machine! Her derby name was chosen by her teammates and illustrate her dictator skills, when it comes to her off-skates work-out plan!
We’re sure she’ll strengthen our cores and muscles, and we’ll respond with “YES COACH!” at all times!
Trick Or Threat (Glenn Carroy)
He is the Head Coach for the Freaky Mons’ter Derby Ladies (Mons, BE) & skates for the Belgian men’s national roller derby team, who fell in love with roller derby and all its aspects since 2011.
Trick is very dedicated and involved, eager to learn and work with other people (other coaches). He’s patient and respectful towards other players, coaches & officials, but is sure to keep us in line when it comes to the training schedule & bench!
He’s a great asset & we’re happy to have him on our coaching team!
Congrats to all three coaches!
Next-up: player selections!