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For the immediate dismissal of Stacey Roper as the Head Coach of Team NZ Roller Derby

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This petition is asking for the NZRDA to immediately remove Stacey Roper from her position as Head Coach of the New Zealand Roller Derby Team. We do not support her unprofessional and discriminatory comments and behaviour and do not want her representing New Zealand at the Roller Derby World Cup.

We understand that NZRDA is a new structure and organisation, and is under immense pressure, but discrimination is a very serious matter. The recent public statement (link below) said that NZRDA concluded that Stacey Roper would not be stood down as NZ Head Coach. However, not all members of NZRDA were consulted or given the chance to vote on this matter. We have therefore lost confidence in the NZRDA's ability to handle the issue.

The undersigned do not support discrimination and do not support Stacey Roper representing New Zealand Roller Derby due to her actions. We ask for her immediate removal from her position as Head Coach.

NZRDA's full public statement: http://www.rollerderby.org.nz/news

For the full story, please see either of the blog posts linked below:

http://derbyfrontier.com/2014/10/24/sorry-not-sorry-nzrda-issues-defensive-statement-in-wake-of-discrimination-complaint/

http://nevsramblings.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/the-new-zealand-roller-derby-community.html



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