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!
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.