Our officials are a vital part of MKRD, as well as a number of our bouting or trainee skaters who do double duty as officials when needed, we also have a few dedicated individuals who have decided only ever to wear grey/stripes.
Roller derby has two kinds of officials:
Non-Skating Officials or 'NSOs'- as the name suggests, no wheely shoes for our friends in grey (or black). These totes profesh people wield clipboards and stopwatches and make sure everything is carefully documented and runs smoothly. They time the jams and and keep track of the score, line ups and penalties.
Referees - refs are our skating officials, often affectionately referred to as zebras because of their black and white stripey shirts. The referees watch the game closely from both inside and outside the track ready to call penalties. They keep the game safe for everyone involved, as well as making sure the rules are followed and counting points scored.
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