Off the Track

The Rise of Rainy City Roller Derby

Viv Leigh-Thai, Rainy City Roller Derby
Photo: Marko Niemelä

Viv Leigh-Thal shares the story of her career in roller derby and how the Manchester roller derby team has made a name for itself

Off the Track is hosted by “Mick Swagger” of Team Indigenous

Podcast length: 30′ 33″

“Mick Swagger” has another exclusive interview with a leading player and this week she talks to Vivien Leigh-Thal about the World Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) and the challenges teams face getting into Division 1. Mick has coached the Rainy City All Stars as they made their way ranked WFTDA Ranking of 123 all the way up to the top 15 within just two seasons. Mick has seen the hard yards that the team has put in to achieve its success. Their collective determination, time and money are just a few factors. She has often been asked what the team does for their work-out, how many jammers they have, how their leadership functions, do they get a lot of transfers, should they transfer there and did she single-handedly coach them to the top?! Mick gets all these questions answered by her guest Vivien Leigh-Thal from Rainy City.

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