Welcome to Mansfield Roller Derby!

Mansfield Roller Derby

Mansfield Roller Derby was founded in February 2012 in the county of Nottinghamshire UK.

Our overall goal is promote athleticism, personal empowerment and teamwork in order to create a positive and uniquely spirited league of forward thinking skaters, officials and volunteers.

Since 2012, the league has grown into a strong and diverse team of individuals and we hope to grow bigger and stronger in the future.

Welcome to Cornwall Roller Derby!

Cornwall

The first and last roller derby league in the country, Cornwall Roller Derby was formed in 2010 and has three home teams, the Rapscallion Rollers based in Penzance, Kernow Rollers in Truro and Towan Blystra Bombers in Newquay.

We have over 60 members, made up of skaters, NSOs, referees and volunteers, all training each week and coming together for monthly scrimmages as well as our annual intra-league grudge match. Players from each team can also be chosen for our travel teams, the CRD All Stars, the Scrumpy Old Men and our co-ed team, Cornish Nasties.

We are proud of our amazing league and continuously aim to promote a sense of belonging and empowerment for all of our members, while working together to create a great roller derby experience and supporting each other to become the best athletes we can be.

If you are interested in joining CRD or for more information, email info@cornwallrollerderby.com

Welcome to Hertfordshire Roller Derby!

Herts RD

Hertfordshire Roller Derby is the home of Hell’s Belles Roller Girls. With nearly 50 members, the league, which was founded in late-2010, is the largest women’s flat-track roller derby team in Hertfordshire.

League Chair, Emma Hart said

“At Hertfordshire Roller Derby we are expanding rapidly as a league and we are very excited to take the next step in joining UKRDA and to be recognised as a member.”

HRD’s Hell’s Belles were one of six teams that formed the End of the World Series tournament in 2010, which over a number of years grew and rebranded to become the British Roller Derby Championships in 2015. Following promotion last year, Hell’s Belles will be competing in the British Roller Derby Championships Tier 3 East for 2016.

Find out more about Hertfordshire Roller Derby http://www.hertsrd.co.uk/

Welcome to North Cheshire Victory Rollers!

North CheshireNorth Cheshire Victory Rollers was founded in November 2011 by lead co founders, husband and wife, Neil and Nic. But in the derby world they are known as Von Finkenstein and Nic Dastardly.
The league started skating at local roller discos, practising first how to skate and second how to fall without hurting yourself. The first official training session was in held Frodsham Leisure Centre car park on 1st Jan 2012. The first public bout was in the summer of 2012 against Liverpool B team, where they took the win! At the back end of 2012/2013, they rolled on over to Rudheath Leisure Centre as they were looking for a more suitable, skate friendly floor with a good mix of grip and speed.

Over the years NCVR have made intakes twice a year, where skaters have triumphed, fallen, or simply not felt the derby bug. It has left them with the our current team The Sirens, made up of characters from all walks of life. Taking on more public bouts both home and away, they continue to spread the NCVR courage near and far.

Looking towards the future, NCVR are continuing with intakes with the hope of producing a second team to extend the family and the kids won’t be left out as there will also be a junior league start up coming soon.

Welcome to Spa Town Roller Girls!

Spa Town Roller Girls

THIS.IS.SPA.TOWN.

Founded in 2012, Spa Town Roller Girls are Harrogate’s only roller derby club. Their club values are teamwork, inclusiveness, competition, learning and fun! Over the past three years they’ve been working hard to build a regular team of skaters and officials, and now have a club of near 50 active members.

Everyone is welcome to join the club as regular members and take part as either competitive skaters (female only, age 18+), recreation league skaters (all, age 16+), skating officials (all, age 16+) or non-skating officials. They are really excited to join UKRDA and help to build a positive image of roller derby in the sporting community and beyond and are currently working with Harrogate Borough Council to encourage more active sport through skating and playing roller derby. The programme, called Skate For Sport, is targeting 16+ year olds, starting in May – running as part of a new skater intake.

Spa Town like to work hard and play hard and welcome guest skaters, officials and coaches to most sessions so please email spatownrollergirls@gmail.com if you want to attend, book a game or scrim or find out more.

Welcome to Furness Firecrackers!

Furness FirecrackersFurness Firecrackers formed from very humble beginnings in late 2010. Since then despite the challenges of geography, Barrow being at the bottom of a peninsula, an hour or two away from any cities, it has grown to produce two fantastic ladies teams (The Furness Firecrackers and The Flaming Noras) and our men’s team the Barrow Infernos!

The Firecrackers are the only roller derby league in the large county of Cumbria which makes sharing difficult at times, however they strive to visit and support nearby teams whenever and however possible and pride themselves on being a sporting, friendly, supportive and inclusive league. Although currently without a suitable venue for training or bouts they continue to run newbie intakes and train on and off skates in a derelict factory canteen. This demonstrates the commitment and determination of the league to the sport of roller derby. The fact that Furness have managed to increase their league membership at this time is a testament to the team spirit and resilience.

This year the Firecrackers have focused on the British Championships with both the men and the ladies A team performing well in their respective tiers, the men also playing in the Men’s European Cup this year.

“We are pleased to be joining the UKRDA and intend to contribute with the same level of positivity and enthusiasm we dedicate to our own league. We look forward to seeing you on or off the track soon.”

New Men’s Rankings Released

The men’s UKRDA rankings have been released for the very first time, and Manchester Roller Derby have taken the top spot.

Rank Team Rating Diff
1 Manchester Roller Derby 752.8 Initial
2 The Inhuman League 724.1 Initial
3 Crash Test Brummies 694.3 Initial
4 Milton Keynes Roller Derby 673.2 Initial
5 Nottingham Roller Derby 665.4 Initial

The rankings are based on games played and paperwork submitted before June 30th, 2015 and represent the positions as of July 1st, 2015. Teams are added to the rankings after playing their first sanctioned game against already ranked teams.

This is to ensure that the rankings are not too skewed by initial games.

You can also view past rankings posts using the rankings tag.

Women’s Q3 Rankings Released

The latest UKRDA women’s rankings have been released, and Glasgow have held onto their number one position.

The British Championships has seen a lot of sanctioned gameplay, which has factored into the Q3 rankings.

And appearing in the rankings for the first time are the South West Angels of Terror.

These rankings are current as of Quarter 3, 2015

Rank Team Rating Diff
1 Glasgow Roller Derby 764.9 25.5
2 Auld Reekie Roller Girls 708.9 11.8
3 Middlesborough Milk Rollers 689.6 6.2
4 Tiger Bay Brawlers 688.2 30.7
5 Newcastle Roller Girls 678.9 24.1
6 Nottingham Hellfire Harlots 671.0 11.0
7 Central City Rollergirls 669.3 15.5
8 Royal Windsor Roller Girls 663.6 4.9
9 Rainy City Roller Girls 662.8 4.7
10 Leeds Roller Dolls 654.5 11.2
11 Hot Wheel Roller Derby 651.4 6.6
12 South West Angels of Terror 639.1 Initial
13 Belfast Roller Derby 636.0 18.1
14 Swansea City Roller Derby 633.3 22.5
15 London Rockin’ Rollers 625.1 2.6
16 Brighton Rockers Roller Deby 620.8 4.9
17 Bristol Roller Derby 615.8 25.9
18 Birmingham Blitz Dames 611.6 23.8
19 Cambridge Rollerbillies 607.9 3.8
20 Plymouth City Roller Girls 607.6 0.0
21 Croydon Roller Derby 607.1 6.7
22 Sheffield Steel Rollergirls 590.1 9.4
23 Portsmouth Roller Wenches 588.2 4.3
24 Hereford Roller Girls 582.0 0.0
25 Manchester Roller Derby 578.9 15.3
26 Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls 574.6 2.3
27 Liverpool Roller Birds 573.4 21.3
28 Oxford Roller Derby 567.1 2.4
29 Reaper Roller Girls 565.7 0.0
30 Kent Roller Girls 564.8 1.5
31 Big Bucks High Rollers 561.5 0.0
32 Nottingham Roller Derby 557.4 17.9
33 Dundee Roller Girls 554.6 8.1
34 Seaside Siren Roller Girls 554.1 21.8
35 Wirral Whipiteres Roller Derby 551.7 0.0
36 Severn Roller Torrent 550.7 0.0
37 Hulls Angels Roller Dames 548.0 12.9
38 Haunted City Rollers 544.7 0.0
39 Fierce Valley Roller Derby 538.2 0.0
40 Milton Keynes Roller Derby 531.4 4.5
41 Granite City Roller Girls 522.0 13.2
42 Dolly Rockit Rollers 514.2 46.5
43 Halifax Bruising Banditas 512.3 9.4
44 Rebellion Roller Derby 510.3 0.0
45 The Norfolk Brawds 481.6 0.0
46 Eastbourne Roller Derby 440.6 0.0

The rankings are based on games played and paperwork submitted before June 30th, 2015 and represent the positions as of July 1st, 2015. Teams are added to the rankings after playing their first sanctioned game against already ranked teams.

This is to ensure that the rankings are not too skewed by initial games.

You can also view past rankings posts using the rankings tag.

2015 Q2 Rankings

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.**

Rank Team Rating Diff
1 Glasgow Roller Derby 739.4 +12
2 Auld Reekie Roller Girls 720.7 -11.0
3 Tiger Bay Brawlers 718.9 +3.1
4 Middlesborough Milk Rollers 683.4 +11.0
5 Rainy City Roller Girls 667.5 -13.6
6 Leeds Roller Dolls 665.7 -4.9
7 Nottingham Hellfire Harlots 660.0 +40.3
8 Royal Windsor Roller Girls 658.7 +15.5
9 Newcastle Roller Girls 654.8 +31.3
10 Central City Rollergirls 653.8 -1.5
11 Hot Wheel Roller Derby 644.8 -17.7
12 London Rockin’ Rollers 627.7 +5.5
13 Brighton Rockers Roller Deby 625.7 -17.9
14 Belfast Roller Derby 617.9 Initial
15 Cambridge Rollerbillies 611.7 +1.9
16 Swansea City Roller Derby 610.8 +32.9
17 Plymouth City Roller Girls 607.6 0.0
18 Croydon Roller Derby 600.4 Initial
19 Manchester Roller Derby 593.4 +9.0
20 Portsmouth Roller Wenches 592.5 -18.7
21 Bristol Roller Derby 589.9 +18.7
22 Birmingham Blitz Dames 587.8 -13.4
23 Hereford Roller Girls 582.0 -42.6
24 Sheffield Steel Rollergirls 580.7 -6.7
25 Lincolnshire Bombers 576.9 0.0
26 Seaside Siren Roller Girls 575.9 -17.5
27 Nottingham Roller Girls 575.3 Initial
28 Reaper Roller Girls 565.7 0.0
29 Oxford Roller Derby 564.9 +0.9
30 Kent Roller Girls 563.3 -1.8
31 Dundee Roller Girls 562.7 +40.3
32 Big Bucks High Rollers 561.5 0.0
33 Hulls Angels Roller Dames 560.9 -29.6
34 Dolly Rockit Rollers 560.7 +1.7
35 Liverpool Roller Birds 552.1 Initial
36 Wirral Whipiteres Roller Derby 551.7 0.0
37 Severn Roller Torrent 550.7 0.0
38 Haunted City Rollers 544.7 0.0
39 Fierce Valley Roller Derby 538.2 0.0
40 Milton Keynes Roller Derby 535.9 -0.8
41 Granite City Roller Girls 535.2 -33.6
42 Halifax Bruising Banditas 521.7 Initial
43 Rebellion Roller Derby 510.3 -10.8
44 The Norfolk Brawds 481.6 +8.5
45 Eastbourne Roller Derby 440.6 0.0

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.

UKRDA officials applications now open!

Photo by Jason Ruffell - www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

Photo by Jason Ruffell – www.roller-derby-on-film.co.uk

The UKRDA is now welcoming the first 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 the first round of 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, February 21. A full timeline for independent officials applications can be viewed here.