Live coverage for Roller Derby

Birmingham will host the inaugural world championship in its Futsal Arena on the 14-16 March. There to catch all the action will be Emma Causton and Keith Cartwright, both graduates of the University of Wolverhampton.

The trophy will be contested by nations' including: Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Japan and the USA and promises to be a fast and furious event.

This tough, high contact sport is already a popular women’s team event worldwide but it is now gaining momentum amongst men, attracting players with flamboyant pseudonyms such as Berserker, Quadzilla and Ballistic Whistle who are representing Wales, the USA and England respectively in the championship.

As the teams tough it out, Emma and Keith will be producing and streaming live video to audiences around the world.

Keith, who graduated from his Video and Film Production course from the University in 2011, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our companies to cover such a large and exciting sporting event."

Keith’s company, Ainsworth Productions, is teaming up with Emma's company, Derby Duck Productions, as well as several other graduates for the University for the event.

Emma, who graduated in 2005, said: "The teams have a dedicated following and it’s amazing to think that our work will be watched by fans around the globe.”

Live video coverage will be available from Friday 14 March from 9am, through the online broadcaster Livestream or the Men's Roller Derby World Cup website.

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For more information please contact James Allen in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003.

Date Issued: Thursday 13 March 2014

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