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Covid-19 Update

Announcement Given today’s updated government guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak, all training sessions and freeskate will be cancelled until further notice. This includes our planned intraleague with Middlesbrough Roller Derby and Sunderland Roller Derby League scheduled for 31st March. We expect that the next few weeks could be tough for a lot of our league […]

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Home Game Promo

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New Season, New Roster, New Team

2020 we are in you, this is a whole new season for DRD – weโ€™re rebranding, revamping and back to it with a different looking roster from our 2019 season We have filled out our roster over the last 6-9 months from recent transfers to returning skaters, to complete newbies – and the roster will […]

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Inclusivity and Roller Derby

An article has been published this week about Roller Derby and women’s sport that attempted to divide, and drive hate through our sport and our community. We won’t be sharing the article here but it implied that inclusivity of female and non-binary gender identities threatens women’s sport – Roller Derby has a proud history of […]

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Minimum Skills

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Pre-Season – No Rest for the Wicked

It’s been a busy old few months here at DRD headquarters, since our Forfeit in the last game of British Champs we’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes. Most obviously is our intake which happens in one ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ more ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Yup we’re super excited to meet everyone who’s planning on joining […]

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Kit Guide

So you want to get involved with Roller Derby – if your dream is to become a referee or a player within a league there’s a bit of investment with kit. Which is why here at DRD we have loaner kit for your first 4 weeks of our Intake to make Roller Derby more accessible […]

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My Roller Derby Journey

It all began on the 29th July 2017 โ€“ the Durham Roller Derby’s British Championships home game at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre. I went along to the game having no real idea what roller derby involved โ€“ never imagining that one day Iโ€™d be playing, and that the skaters on track were soon to be […]

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My First Bootcamp

My boot camp preparation began the night before, following our coaches’ advice of packing lots of snacks and water and eating all the carbohydrates. I went to bed dreaming of derby (literally, I had a dream where we had to skate on grass…), until my alarm went off at a time that shouldn’t exist on […]

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Our first bout!

So exciting times here at house DRD, we have our first bout โ€“ which considering we were only founded in February this year is a little bit, in fact no, scratch that. Itโ€™s all kinds of mental! Weโ€™re playing Dundee Roller Girls (B team) on the 13th of July. This is both astounding, terrifying, exciting, […]