On September 20th, six roller derby teams from across the country will be fighting it out to see who wins the 2014 Great Yorkshire Showdown. First held in 2010 to showcase the Leeds Roller Dolls B team The Whip It's, this action-packed tournament has become a staple in many a derby fan's calendar.
This year’s event features:
Sheffield Steel Rollergirls
Hulls Angels Roller Dames (H.A.R.D)
Leeds Roller Dolls Whip-its
Newcastle Whippin' Hinnies
Which teams will block their way to the final and which team will be crowned Queens of the Showdown? This promises to be an entertaining event, jam-packed with the thrills and spills that only roller derby can offer!
This event will be held at our home ground, Futsal Leeds, Unit 25 Millshaw Park, Leeds, LS11 0LU.
Doors 10.15am. Under 16s free entry.
Roller derby is the fastest growing women’s sport in the world, and one of the premier teams in the UK is right here in Leeds. We send out press releases all the time about our bouts (roller derby games), but realise that you might not know what roller derby actually is and how bouts are won and lost. We’re sure that you would love to shout out about Yorkshire’s first roller derby team, and now we’re going to give you an opportunity to find out what you need to know about roller derby at The Great Yorkshire Showdown.
The Great Yorkshire Showdown is an annual roller derby competition established by Leeds Roller Dolls (LRD) in 2010. On 20th September, six roller derby teams will meet at LRD’s home, Leeds International Futsal arena to take part in the 5th anniversary showdown.
We would like to invite you not only to what will be a fast-paced and exciting event, but also to a special pre-bout media session, where we will tell you about Leeds Roller Dolls, show you how the game is played and scored, answer your questions, tell you what we can do for you and also let you have a go at it yourselves.
Please contact Vikki Brown at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend, stating your name and organisation and we will reply with all of the information you need.
We look forward to seeing you there!
2014 season promo: http://vimeo.com/86637617
Come and join the Leeds Roller Dolls for a night of socialising in the function room at the Belgrave. Look forward to seeing you there!
On July 26th 2014 at Futsal Arena Leeds the battle begins to see who will be crowned winners of The Northern Series.
The competition will see Leeds Roller Dolls (Yorkshires first roller derby league), Rainy City Roller Girls, Middlesbrough Milk Rollers and Newcastle Roller Girls on track to see who will take first place on the scoreboard.The games are set to be nail biters as all four teams rank in the UKRDA top ten. MMR currently hold the leading position at 4 with RCRG just below in 5th. Leeds and Newcastle take the 7th and 8th spots respectively.
The first game hosted by Leeds Roller Dolls is a double header. Middlesbrough Milk Rollers will play Newcastle Roller Girls in the first game and the second game will see the battle of the roses as Leeds Roller Dolls and Rainy City Roller Girls from Manchester take the track. In May 2014, Rainy City took home a win against Leeds at the Skate Odessey tournament in Ghent, so be prepared to see Leeds come back fighting and hoping to take the win at their home ground. Livid Doll, captain of the Leeds Roller Dolls has said she is really looking forward to playing Rainy again, whilst Skatewell Tart, jammer for Leeds Roller Dolls has said "I'm looking forward to Middlesbrough, my home league and I missed out last year with a broken arm and it was such a close finish".
The Northern Series will continue through September in Manchester, October in Middlesbrough and November for the final in Newcastle to see all 4 teams meet again. The winner will be decided based on the points scored, so make sure you get your tickets and cheer loudest for the team you want to see crowned champions of the north!
Doors are at 2:15pm, and tickets are £7 in advance / £8 on the door with free admission for under 16s.
On June 14th 2014 Leeds Roller Dolls A team will take on Vagine Regime at Futsal Arena in Leeds.
We take pride in being part of a sport that is so inclusive to LGBTQ athletes, but Vagine Regime are extra special as their team is made up of a collective of proud LGBTQ roller derby folk and their aim is to build an international community of queer derby skaters and crew.
So clear the date in your diaries and make sure you get yourself down to this bout. We'll have lots of cake for sale & our charity raffle will be on with all proceeds going to our charity of the year Leeds Mind.
Those with some experience of roller derby, working towards WFTDA minimum skills. No scrimmage experience necessary. Contact drills will be covered. Skaters must be comfortable performing knee falls and basic stops (plough stops / T-stops).
Purpose: Understanding why we learn the skills we learn & how it helps us in the game – starting from off-skates workout & building to drills.
On skates - £30.00 including entry to bout afterwards at Futsal (Leeds Roller Dolls’ Rebel Roses vs. The Vagine Regime)
Off skates tickets - £10 including entry to bout afterwards.
A round robin tournament featuring our close neighbours Hot Wheel Roller Derby and our not-so-close, slightly more French neighbours Nothing Toulouse from Roller Derby Team Toulouse!
We can't wait to take on those feisty Hot Wheelers again, and, judging by their name, Nothing Toulouse will be going all out to win so they're not to be underestimated.
Mixed Scrimmage 12-3pm split into 2 sessions.
12-1.30pm Advanced ladies only
1.30-3pm Co-ed All levels post mins skills
Advanced level - Would you be comfortable skating alongside Leeds Roller Dolls Rebel Roses? If so this one is for you.
Co-ed - Any level, as long as you are post minimum skills.
Double Header - Whip-Its V Oxford Wheels of Gory / Rebel Roses v Hellfire Harlots - 22/03/2014 - Home
Online advance tickets are no longer available. You an still buy your tickets on the door!
£8 on the door, under 16s go free!