The Q2 rankings have been released, and there has been a change at the top, with Glasgow Roller Derby leapfrogging Auld Reekie Roller Girls into the number 1 position.
Belfast, Croydon, Nottingham, Liverpool and Halifax all make their first appearance in the rankings.
**NOTE: These rankings are the positions as of April 1, 2015, and the UKRDA apologises for the delay in the release of the information.**
||Glasgow Roller Derby
||Auld Reekie Roller Girls
||Tiger Bay Brawlers
||Middlesborough Milk Rollers
||Rainy City Roller Girls
||Leeds Roller Dolls
||Nottingham Hellfire Harlots
||Royal Windsor Roller Girls
||Newcastle Roller Girls
||Central City Rollergirls
||Hot Wheel Roller Derby
||London Rockin’ Rollers
||Brighton Rockers Roller Deby
||Belfast Roller Derby
||Swansea City Roller Derby
||Plymouth City Roller Girls
||Croydon Roller Derby
||Manchester Roller Derby
||Portsmouth Roller Wenches
||Bristol Roller Derby
||Birmingham Blitz Dames
||Hereford Roller Girls
||Sheffield Steel Rollergirls
||Seaside Siren Roller Girls
||Nottingham Roller Girls
||Reaper Roller Girls
||Oxford Roller Derby
||Kent Roller Girls
||Dundee Roller Girls
||Big Bucks High Rollers
||Hulls Angels Roller Dames
||Dolly Rockit Rollers
||Liverpool Roller Birds
||Wirral Whipiteres Roller Derby
||Severn Roller Torrent
||Haunted City Rollers
||Fierce Valley Roller Derby
||Milton Keynes Roller Derby
||Granite City Roller Girls
||Halifax Bruising Banditas
||Rebellion Roller Derby
||The Norfolk Brawds
||Eastbourne Roller Derby
Note: these rankings are based on paperwork submitted by March 31st. If any games were played before this date but the paperwork was not received and verified by UKRDA, then those games would not contribute to these rankings.
You can also view past rankings posts using the rankings tag.
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The UKRDA is now welcoming the second round of applications from independent officials and non-UKRDA league officials who want to apply to be individual members of the organisation. We are also allowing UKRDA member league officials to apply to become UKRDA registered officials.
We announced the completion of our officials membership policy and the appointment of the Officials Admin Panel, which will process and decide on applications from officials, at the tail-end of last year.
The panel is now ready to welcome new applications.
Independent/non-UKRDA league officials can apply using the form here.
UKRDA league officials can apply using the form here.
All successful applicants will have to agree to follow the officials code of conduct, and sign confidentiality agreements and declarations, which can be viewed here.
The closing date for applications is Saturday, May 16. A full timeline for independent officials applications can be viewed here.
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The UKRDA is pleased to announce the new Independent and League-Affiliated Officials.
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Nottingham Roller Derby is a coed league with active women’s and men’s teams; Nottingham Roller Girls and Super Smash Brollers. It’s an exciting time for Nottingham Roller Derby, with both teams competing in the British Championships, and our B teams set to make their open game debuts this year.
Nottingham Roller Derby (NRD) was formed in 2013, merging established teams Nottingham Roller Girls (2009) and Super Smash Brollers (2011). With 80 members, NRD is a healthy sized league with a professional attitude and structure.
NRD’s dedicated NSO crew is in high demand, with Head NSO Cupid Stunt as divisional Head NSO in the 2015 women’s British Championships. The referee crew has also grown in strength and numbers, with two refereeing open games and a further five dedicated referees in training.
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The Officials Admin Panel (OAP), the body set up to go through the applications made for independent and league-affiliated officials membership, has welcomed a new person to the team, following Ma Might’s re-appointment as the Head of Officials committee.
The Head of the OffComm automatically takes a position on the OAP, so her previous position as one of the NSO members became free. The panel looked at the candidates who had previously applied and agreed that Elli-Wan Kenobi of Leeds Roller Dolls was the best person for the job.
Elli-Wan, who has years of experience as both a skater and an official, said: “Since I first put on skates and became involved in roller derby and the amazing community, I have seen the sport and people grow in a variety of ways.
“I’m really excited about the future of the sport here in the UK, and especially for officials. UKRDA membership for officials is a huge step forward towards that future.
“It’s a pleasure to be part of the OAP so I can utilise my skills and experience to positively contribute to the continued development of officiating and officials, and the sport as a whole.”
The OAP is currently going through the process of sifting through applications from officials.
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The Crash Test Brummies take on the New Wheeled Order at the 2015 Tattoo Freeze tournament. Photo by MDP Images
We are happy to announce that UKRDA men’s leagues will now have rankings based on their sanctioned bouts!
After consultation with our members from men’s leagues, it became clear that they wanted to see teams ranked in the same way as women’s teams.
So, Head of Gaming and Sanctioning, Mistress Malicious, has been working away to see this happen and we can now reveal that it is all in place.
At the start of every quarter, the latest rankings will be posted on the UKRDA website and shared on social media, as we currently do for women’s rankings.
And live stats can also be seen on Flat Track Stats.
To find out more about joining the UKRDA, to get your bouts sanctioned, go to our Join Us page.
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Like a group of House Elves in the kitchens of Hogwarts, the OAP (Officials Admin Panel) are hard at work going through the dozens of applications we have received from independent and league-affiliated officials who want to become members of the UKRDA officials network.
Membership for independent officials, as well as league-affiliated officials, to become a part of the UKRDA in their own right means that they can have a direct say on issues facing our members, particularly when it comes to the officials side of things. It also gives them the opportunity to create a nationwide network of refs and NSOs.
Over 50 applications were received by the OAP during the first round of applications.
A spokesperson for the panel said: “When we launched the UKRDA plan to have affiliated officials on board we were not expecting such a huge interest, we have been completely blown away by the amount of experience across the UK roller derby community.
“We’ve had amazing references, fantastic interactions and we are excited that very soon we can announce the first people to be affiliated with us.”
Applications will be notified in the next wee while about the outcome of their applications.
The next period we will be accepting applications will be announced soon, so keep an eye out!
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Preston Roller Girls formed late in 2010. As Lancashire’s first roller derby league, they attracted members from all over the county.
PRG is run by a dedicated committee of their skaters, coaches and NSO’s; all pitching in to promote the league and sport, both within their local community and further afield.
Working hard during the last year, PRG have been focusing on expanding the league and developing the skills of their skaters. Their league has now grown to the point where they have been able to start a B team. They’ve already got plenty of scrims and bouts lined up for their up and coming skaters, and are looking forward to seeing them take to the track.
2015 is set to be a really big year for PRG’s A Team too, as they are taking part in the British Championships, grouped into the Tier 4 Local North Division. They can’t wait to get started!
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A comparatively small ‘London league’ founded in 2009, CRD has come staggeringly far in its five years. With no venue to begin with their skaters would practice outdoors in an Ikea car park or in Croydon’s St George’s walk. Today Croydon’s A Team, Riot Squad, is ranked 20th in Europe and they also have a fantastic B Team, Vice Squad. CRD continue to spread the word about the league and roller derby in general, with fantastic fundraisers, bouts against formidable opponents, and extremely tasteful calendars. CRD want to show you what they lack in size and number they make up for in dedication, resilience and victories.
Despite the sport’s rapid evolution, Croydon’s league values have remained the same. Their intensive coaching focuses on honing the strengths and talents of every individual to make the team the best it can possibly be. Both teams take the sport very seriously and everyone is encouraged to help out with committee work. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you look like – CRD are only interested in your potential to be great.
2015 looks to be a fantastic year for CRD; they will be holding a rookie intake in March 2015 and their A Team, Riot Squad, will compete in the British Championships.
We are Croydon Roller Derby – London’s youngest league and home to one of the top teams in Europe.
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Liverpool’s only roller derby team was founded in 2009. Since then, the Roller Birds’ A-team (Sisters of Mersey) and their B-team (Yellow Shovemarines) have been wowing their fans at their home venue (Greenbank Sports Academy) and on the road.
This dynamic league is always looking to grow and progress, challenging themselves by skating teams ranked higher or travelling far and wide. Having just celebrated their 5th birthday, they are participating in British Championships T3 Division this year.
Check them out!
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