On June 12-14 2015, Leeds Roller Dolls' 'A' team the Rebel Roses will be travelling to Florida to take part in the WFTDA-affiliated Beach Brawl roller derby tournament, where we will face a number of international opponents. This is the first chance that the Rebel Roses have had to showcase themselves in the world of international competitive roller derby. We'll be training our skates off to make sure that we do our supporters proud and in order that our skaters & support crew can all make the trip, we need to raise money to make sure that all of our best skaters can afford the expensive trip.
If you missed out on joining us in 2014, don't worry!! Leeds Roller Dolls recreational skate league 'The Wrecking Brawls's' next intake is on the 4th of January. Thanks to Sportivate, you can come along and pay just £2 per session for the 8 week programme - that's 16 sessions for just £2 each!
Our sessions are twice weekly, on a Sunday and a Tuesday.
This year The Adelphi will play host, offering up a mouth-watering supper buffet, including such delights as pulled pork sliders in seeded brioche buns, sunblazed tomato hummous with toast and celery to dip, cider battered fish fingers with tartare, mixed olives, pigs in blankets, cauliflower tempura, mozarella fondue and skin on fries. (We'll tweak the ratios once we know how many meat eaters, veggies and vegans we have!).
As ever there will be awards/special mentions, the infamous quiz, party games, LRD DJs, dancing and as many human pyramids as you can muster!
The final home game of the 2014 season for Leeds Roller Dolls and the last of the season for our B team.
We have two incredibly exciting games for you. With just one place in the UKRDA rankings separating the teams, these games are sure to be nail-biters.
Leeds Roller Dolls Whip-Its vs Central City B
Leeds Roller Dolls Rebel Roses vs Central City A
Join us for the after party at Belgrave Music Hall to celebrate the end of our home season.
We are hosting another 6 hour bootcamp for skaters who are still working towards passing their WFTDA minimum skills. Your coaches for the day will be LRD's Rebel Roses skaters.
Contact drills will be included so you will need to have experience of the following skills: performing knee falls, plow stops and t-stops.
The bootcamp will run from 11am - 5pm and will start with an off-skates session.
Lead Coach: Livid Doll
Support Coaches: Rebel Roses skaters
On skates tickets cost £30 (limited to 30 tickets)
Off skates (observation) tickets cost £10
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.