Furness 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.”