The Rainy City Roller Girls are an established all-female full contact roller derby league. Founded in Greater Manchester in 2008, they have gone from strength to strength, bouting regularly against the top teams in the UK. In September, they opened a new training and bouting venue in Oldham, and have forged strong links with the local sports and physical activity organisations.
Their vision for the future is to be ranked as one of the best in Europe. They have a wealth of experience amongst their ranks, including Team England squad players Missy Rascal and Dee-Mise, and are incredibly lucky to have some extremely talented coaches and an impeccable referee/officiating crew to help them become better skaters and grow as a team. When asked about team ethos, Cleo has this to say “We believe that by working together and constantly developing ourselves and our team, that we can achieve our dream.”
They are always looking for ways to grow their league, and make roller derby accessible to more people. They hold a weekly New Skaters session where anyone over the age of 18 can come and give roller derby a try and also run bootcamps and private coaching sessions to help newer leagues grow and develop.
“We are tremendously excited and honoured to be part of the UKRDA, and look forward to working with other leagues to continue championing our sport, and to spread a positive message about roller derby far and wide.” Said Cleo.
To see a snapshot of them in action, check out this video.
To get in touch, or find out more, visit www.rcrg.co.uk