Welcome to York Minxters Roller Derby, founded in September 2011. They are a not-for-profit organisation with a strong do-it-yourself ethos. YMRD are run by their members and volunteers, brought together by their mutual love of the amazing sport of Roller Derby.
On the team they welcome diversity, and strive to welcome people from all walks of life. Their team is, of course, made up of individuals but all working towards the same set of goals: to improve as a team, push themselves physically, to have fun and make friends! YMRD have continually grown over the last 5 years, and currently have one bouting team at a B/C level, lots of volunteer NSO’s and many up and coming skaters.
The Dare Valley Vixens were founded in January 2013 in Tylorstown in the Rhondda and are currently the only roller derby team based in the South Wales Valleys.
They are now located at Abercynon Sports Centre just outside Pontypridd where they have recently been lucky enough to have their own derby track painted. They are a small but slowly expanding team of skaters who train every Monday and Friday (with the occasional co-ed mixed scrim thrown in).
DVVRD also run a very successful recreational skating session for all ages which then feeds in to their derby training (and maybe one day a Junior League too).
They’re always on the lookout for guest coaches so if you fancy popping along and running them through their paces then please drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.