Members of Ontario, Canada’s roller derby community are standing up against a problematic coach. Royal City Roller Derby is a women’s flat track roller derby league based in Guelph, Ontario. Unfortunately, people have witnessed the Royal City Brutleggers’ coach Craig “Professor Wrex” Roul act abusively towards members of the community.
Thus, they have drafted an open letter to Royal City regarding its upcoming tournament, Royal Brawl 2019:
We, the undersigned, are consciously and deliberately not applying to volunteer or officiate at Royal Brawl 2019 because of abusive behavior exhibited by the Royal City Bruteleggers’ coach (Craig “Professor Wrex” Roul) toward skaters, officials, tournament officers, and support and safety staff at multiple past events, both as a coach and as a member of the audience. We cannot and will not condone such behavior, and will not volunteer or officiate at Royal Brawl 2019 or any other Royal City event if he is participating in any capacity, including as a coach, a rostered official, or an audience member.