Category: Blog

Checkerbroads start their British Champs campaign in style!

It always feels extra special when we get to play at Manchester Academy. It’s a venue steeped in over 25 years of musical heritage having hosted legends such as Nirvana and The Ramones over the years. On Sunday 20th March it was time for our own legends to take the proverbial stage as Manchester Roller […]

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Manchester Roller Derby’s Charity of the Year 2015 Round Up

In 2015, Manchester Roller Derby chose to support Moodswings as our Charity of the Year. Each year we vote to support one charity so that we may put our efforts in to one good cause and hopefully make a difference. Moodswings is an award winning Manchester based Charity founded in 1999 to help people recover […]

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A sensational end to Zero to Hero III

On Saturday 9th February fresh-faced Team Yoof took on worldly-wise Team OAP in an excitingly close graduation bout filled with fun, emotion and a climactic final jam. All the skaters from both teams were from Zero to Hero III, the third generation of new intake to join Manchester Roller Derby. The latest instalment of the […]

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CheckerBroads Take the Track in 2012

What a year we have had! Last December Manchester Roller Derby were settling into our new training venue, Sporting Edge, and embarking on a new chapter for MRD as a league. 17th December 2011 brought a winter home game, Mistletoe and Grime, which was the CheckerBroads first double header alongside our men’s team New Wheeled Order. […]

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New Wheeled Order: Year One

Twelve months, fourteen games. A year ago today, Manchester Roller Derby’s New Wheeled Order skated out to face Tyne & Fear in our first ever bout. Now that the season’s over, what better time to indulge in a little nostalgia and take a look back at the wins, losses and lessons learned over the year. […]

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Live Roller Derby… Counting Down to MRD’s next Home Bout

Only five days now…. Don’t forget, this Saturday, Manchester Roller Derby are hosting an afternoon of hard-hitting, nail-biting roller derby. In the first bout of the day, our fabulous women’s B team, Phoenix Furies, will be skating out against Furness Fire Crackers. And if that wasn’t enough, in the second bout you will be able […]

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Live Roller Derby: Two weeks and counting…

I have never been to a roller derby bout. I know. This is quite possibly a mortal sin. Especially as I’ve been training with Manchester Roller Derby for the past four months. I could give my excuses and explain that I’m not often free on a Saturday, and I was ill one time, and double-booked […]

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Many hands make light work

Roller derby is an all-consuming pastime, as anyone involved in its ‘extra-curricular’ activities will attest to, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve been a member of Manchester Roller Derby’s committee since it was born in May 2011, and acted in a similar capacity before its birth. As PR Manager, it has been my job […]

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SkullDozer’s musings on life, love & merchandise

Dear friends, I’ve been Head of Merch with Manchester Roller Derby for two years now and have seen it grow from a few t-shirts ordered on the spur of the moment to a fully functioning, profitable business. Bearing this in mind, now seemed like a good time to write a little blog about merchandise, its […]

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