Category: News

Team Crazy Legs and Aire Force One come to Manchester

It’s just one week until MRD takes over George H Carnall in Urmston for its next home bout. On Saturday local sports fans will be treated to a double-header of live roller derby action. MRD’s men’s B team Chaos Engine will face Aire Force One in the first game – with Manchester’s women’s A team CheckerBroads […]

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Manchester Roller Derby’s March Round Up

Manchester Roller Derby burst into March and our sixth year of action with a double header featuring both co-ed teams. Furious Engine put up a consistent challenge for local rivals the Wirral’s Savage Animals‘ strong defence and nippy jammers, but despite fighting until the final whistle they didn’t manage to topple them, finishing Wirral 256 – 124 MRD The All-Stars kept hold of their undefeated title, despite […]

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MRD’s Charity of 2015 – Moodswings

Each year the members of Manchester Roller Derby collectively choose a charity that we want to spend the next 12 months supporting in any way we can. For 2015, we are pleased to announce that we have selected local Manchester charity, Moodswings. “Moodswings is an award winning Manchester based Charity founded in 1999 to help […]

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Happy 5th Birthday Manchester Roller Derby!

When a couple of Rainy City skaters started their own roller derby league in a creaky hockey rink in Levenshulme five years ago today, nobody anticipated what it would turn into. Now we have over 150 members of all genders and abilities, skating at Sporting Edge in Openshaw five days a week, and to these people – and […]

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Afterpartying at the Deaf Institute

As it’s our birthday week on Saturday 7 March, we want it to go with a bang. So we’ve booked out the amazing basement bar at The Deaf Institute all for ourselves from 8pm until 3am – things may get messy. There’ll be birthday cake, nibbles and a full-on party playlist (no Black Lace though, […]

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Manchester Roller Derby Celebrate 5th Birthday with Big Bash

It’s been five years since Manchester Roller Derby burst onto the scene with their all-inclusive approach to Roller Derby, and to celebrate they’re hosting a unique double header on Saturday 7 March. Boy, girl, whatever else – Manchester Roller Derby never wanted it to matter, which is why we’ve trained co-ed since our inception, and why […]

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British Championships come to Manchester

2015 will see the first ever British Roller Derby Championships, with Manchester hosting the opening game for the Northern arm of the women’s second division in iconic music venue The Academy on Sunday 1st February 2015. Not only are Manchester hosting the inaugural game of the Tier 2 National North division, they’re doing it in their favourite […]

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Words of Wisdom from Captain Malice

Chaos Engine’s former Captain hands over the baton to Tone Death and gives him some advice to send him on his way. Tone will be leading Chaos Engine this Saturday in a battle against the Wirral’s Pack Animals that is going to be so tight even Flat Track Stats can’t call it. Malice – I captained […]

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An Invitation to Noel Gallagher

Have we all seen Noel Gallagher’s latest music video? Mancunian Oasis star turned solo artist has eschewed local talent and taken himself off 5,000 miles to the LA Derby Dolls. Don’t get us wrong, those west coast girls are as tough as they come, but if he wanted aggressive and athletic women, he’s got his own home-grown […]

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Meet the Furies New Captain

Manchester Roller Derby’s ladies B-team, the Furies, were not content just sitting back and watching their big sisters the CheckerBroads take on Brighton last week, so they are heading down South themselves this Saturday 29 November to take on their furthest opponents yet, the rising talent of Portsmouth Roller Wenches’ B-team. How does their brand new captain Jen […]

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