Bouts & Events 2011
Strategy of Champions Bootcamp: LEEDS
Sunday 11th December 12 noon to 6pm (GMT) - LEEDS, YORKSHIRE
Stefanie Mainey (WFTDA Eastern Region MVP 2011) and Kamikaze Kitten (London Brawling Captain) are heading up North!
Strategy of Champions is a bootcamp deconstructing some of the strategies on show at the 2011 WFTDA Championships. Why wait for other teams to use these strategies against you in 2012? Get to grips with the essence of the current incarnation of Roller Derby Strategy at this dedicated 6 hour bootcamp.
2 hours of off-skates footage review and strategy discussion, followed by 4 hours on-skates training of some of the key strategies
observed in the 2011 WFTDA Championship Tournament.
It's going to be awesome!
In order to get the most out of the session, spots are limited to 35 skaters.
£45 for skaters
£25 for non-skating participants
For more information click here
If you were lucky to witness Auld Reekie vs Leeds Roller Dolls last February you'll know it was a very close fought nail biting bout. Well, here was the rematch!!
And if that wasn't enough our lovely LRD Whip-Its took on Auld Reekie's Cannon Belles in their first clash of skates!
What a fantastic end to the season with an LRD double win!
We're descending on the Parish in Huddersfield (our excellent afterparty venue) to hang out, drink some beer and spread the word about roller derby.
There'll be footage on the big screen and a chance to win some free tickets to our season finale The Monsters Brawl !
Want to know more about roller derby? Come on down!
Want to meet your favourite dolls? Come on down!
Want to find out more about this awesome sport and how to join us? Come on down!
See you there :)
Leeds Roller Dolls art auction for 2011 http://leedsrollerdollsartauction.wordpress.com
20 of your favourite dolls, action men, friends and families have turned to their artistic sides to create works of art to raise money both for future roller derby plans and for the Alzheimers Society.
Peruse the gallery at http://leedsrollerdollsartauction.wordpress.com and if you see something you can’t bear to live without, email email@example.com or add a comment stating the lot number, your name and amount you’d like to pay to place your bids. Gallery will be updated with current bids on a regular basis.
Bids will be taken until 5pm on the 22nd of October. Artwork will be on display at Monster’s brawl, LRDs next roller derby bout where the dolls and whip-its take on ARRG all the way from Edinburgh.
All lots have £3 reserve and are A4 in size so please dig deep to help your dolls and a worthy cause.
Another exciting event from the Leeds Roller Dolls!!
We brought over the newly formed Helsinki Roller Girls for their UK début against out very own LRD Whip-Its!
And if that wasn't enough we also brought man derby (that famous MERBY!) to West Yorkshire for the very first time with BO$$ HOG$ (Southern Discomfort) vs The Juke Brothers (Northern All Stars) starring our very own Crash Matt and Deadly Nedly!
Remember that infamous bout against Glasgow's Irn Bruisers that resulted in not one but two overtime jams last season?? Well this was a rematch, both teams have changed, but the Derby tension remained high, with another nail-biting bout, complete with time-outs, and power jams a plenty. This time Irn Bruisers came out on top. What we know for sure is LRD v GRG is "never dull!"
And if that wasn't enough our whipper-snapper up and comers - the LRD Whip-its (including guest skater Dynamite Stix from MMR took on a team of guest skaters from Hot Wheel Roller Derby, Wakey Wheeled Cats, and Middlesbrough Milk Rollers. Another close game seeing lead switching back and forth between the two teams of rolling dames. The United Rollers eventually took the winning place breaking the Whipits winning streak.
This is a charity endurance race of 11 laps of the historic goodwood motor circuit (=26.62 miles).
On the 31st of July, nine of your favourite Leeds Roller Dolls and Refs ran and climbed around a 5K urbanathlon - an urban assault course in the city of Manchester.
Bruise em Banshee, Rigor Morris, Magic 8 Brawl, Venus de Pileup, Luna Landing, Hydra Electric, Skatewell Tart, Crash Matt and The Enforcer raised £381 between them for the StreetGames charity, developing doorstep sport with disadvantaged communities.
and our fantastic headliners
Spirit of John
With everyones two favourite accompaniments, bingo and cake!
Entrance only £5
After meeting for the first time on track at Roll Britannia (2009), Leeds Rollerd Dolls were happy to host Berlin Bombshells in their first International home bout. Berlin Bombshellstook back a well fought victory; Leeds Roller Dolls played well keeping those Bombshells on the edge of their wheels!
We are well into our Bouting season and enjoying every minute and we hope you were part of Double win on the 18th June 2011!
Leeds Roller Dolls took on the mighty Royal Windsor Roller Girls in their first meeting on the track. It was a hard fought battle with each team taking the lead on numerous occasions, however LRD came out victorious
Earlier in the afternoon LRD Whipits took on local rivals Wakey Wheeled Cats, while the Whipits stayed in the lead for the whole bout WWC did not let them win any point easily.
On 4th June 2011, six of the Leeds Roller Dolls (Caesar Maniac, Chernobelle, Luna Landing, Robin Hoodlum, R.I.Punzel and Terror Track-Doll) headed to the Lake District to take on the Windermere Row for St Gemma's Hospice - this year in it's 30th anniversary.
They rowed 10 miles across Lake Windermere in a wee wooden boat. It was a punishing challenge but being as competitive off skates as on, they gave it their all, in windy conditions, to finish 3rd place in the ladies category with time of 2hrs 39 minutes.
They have so far raised a staggering £890 for St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds, which provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with life threatening illnesses, predominantly cancer, along with support for their families.
It's not too late to sponsor them! And you can do it online at http://www.justgiving.com/dollsdowindermere
Well done ladies!
Valley of the Dolls 7 - Fundraiser
Friday 3rd June 2011
Acoustic night and Bingo!
Where: The Packhorse, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds
Only £3 entry
More details coming soon.......
Sheffield Steel Rollergirls beat Prince William and Kate Middleton to it, by hosting their very own.....Royal Shredding!
Here Ye Here Ye. Sheffield Steel Rollergirls do proudly Announce that from this day forth 23rd April 2011 will be known forever after as The Royal Shredding.
To Celebrate the coming together brutally of the Houses of Sheffield and Leeds a Roller Derby bout was arranged . To find out which team is better, which team is worse.
Bout Review at SSRG site.
Yes it is here again folks!
Your opportunity to help Fundraise for the lovely Leeds Roller Dolls.
Ladies and Gentlemen we bring you another fun filled evening of Pub Quizing, Bingo Calling and Play Your Cards Right! Always a winning combination with LRD!
All with awesome prizes!
Usual rules apply, it is FREE ADMISSION - you just pay for what you play!
We'll see you there.
After the massive success in October 2010, Leeds Roller Dolls were delighted to host their second tournament THE GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOWDOWN 2011!!!
The LRD Whip-Its were ready to battle it out with the following 5 other Derby Teams
Rainy City Roller Girls Tender Hooligans
Liverpool Roller Birds
Manchester Roller Derby
Dolly Rockit Rollers
Hot Wheel Roller Derby
Executive Legs (shouty keyboard punk, featuring our very own Immodesty Graze, LRD's busiest roller girl! ... www.myspace.com/executivelegs)
and All Your Heroes (featuring ref's ref, doll's ref and all-round Ref, Boris Snarloff)
AND BINGO!! For no LRD fundraising night is complete without the calling out of numbers, the dabbing of bingo pens and the winning of prizes... LRD merch & other prizes to be won.
And if that's just not all ROLLER DERBY enough for you, we'll be playing footage of our home bout against Glasgow Roller Girls on a projector. The awesome bout that we won. Yes, that one.