Bouts & Events 2012
The Leeds Roller Dolls A Team will be travelling over the Pennines to face the Rainy City Roller Girls.
This will be the 2nd time they meet in 2013, the first will be during the 2013: A SKATE ODYSSEY tournament in Belgium in May.
The Rainy City Roller Girls were founded in Greater Manchester in 2008 and in September 2011, they opened a training and bouting venue in Oldham.
We look forward to seeing them at The Thunderdome in July!
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Double Header: LRD Rebel Roses v. Middlesbrough Milk Rollers / LRD Whip Its v Liverpool Roller Birds - Home - 27/07/2013
Double Header: Whip Its v. East Side Rockin' Rollers / Rebel Roses v. Copenhagen Roller Derby - Home - 07/09/2013
The Leeds Roller Dolls Rebel Roses will be travelling down south to take on the Brighton Rockers.
Visit the Brighton Rockers Roller Derby website for more information on the event
Leeds Rebel Roses will be taking part in a three-team tournament against Hot Wheel and Crime City, hosted by Hot Wheel. Rebel Roses first met Crime City on track at the 2012 European tournament hosted by Bear City, Berlin. The Roses took the win that time around but it was a hard-fought bout and Crime City will no doubt be hungry for the win. This will be the second meeting for Hot Wheel and Rebel Roses in 2013, after their debut on track together in June
For more information on this tournament, see Hot Wheel’s website:
Do you like high-adrenaline, heart-stopping, stomach-clenching action? Then this is the season finale not to be missed!
Since both forming in 2007, Leeds Roller Dolls’ and Glasgow Roller Derby’s A teams have met on track two times. Both times fans have been left on the edge of their seats right up to the final whistle, as both teams point-matched each other jam after jam.
Halloween was Leeds Roller Dolls' official 5th birthday party... In case you thought we'd forgotten this momentous event, fear not... we simply pushed back the celebrations until the end of season so that we could all party hard without fear of breaking ourselves before the last few bouts of the season!
This year, we want to get as many ex-dolls together as possible, as well as former refs, NSOs, anyone who played a part in making Leeds Roller Dolls what it is today... So if you think that includes you... it most probably does!
Leeds Roller Dolls love a good fundraiser and to celebrate a proper return to Leeds (practice and bout venue) and to tie in with our 5th Birthday Celebrations (https://www.facebook.com/events/247252132068565/ ) LRD are putting on a Scavenger Hunt in Leeds City Centre! Come and join us plenty of prizes to be won and a German Market to get you in the festive spirit.
Starting from WHSmith in Leeds train station at 2pm each team of 4 will be given a clue sheet and should have one digital camera/camera phone between them. Points will be awarded for completion of tasks and artistic interpretation.
Tickets are £5 per person and registration will be available in advance...
There are three options: single ticket, pair and one group (this is £5, £10 and £20 respectively).
Leeds Roller Dolls Rebel Roses are excited to be attending the first European WFTDA sanctioned tournament!
The battle to become Europe's top WFTDA Roller Derby league is
coming to Berlin. The Berlin Bombshells have called and the top ten ranked WFTDA leagues in Europe have answered and will be fighting for the first place.
Track Queens Battle Royal will be hosted by Bear City Rollerderby, which was founded in May 2008 in Berlin. Their travelteam, the Berlin Bombshells, became runner-up in the German national championships in 2010 and is the first German WFTDA member.
It promises to be an exciting weekend, as it is not every day that Europe's Crème de la Crème in Roller Derby meets on the same track to fight for the crown in European Roller Derby.
Jason Ruffell is one of the best and most dedicated Roller Derby photographers in the UK today. He has been shooting Roller Derby for over four years (longer than most of us have been playing it) and has covered 138 bouts (and counting) including the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup held in Toronto, Canada.
See his exhibition at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield from 30th October to 10th November 2012.
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm Closed Saturday 3rd November. Open Saturday 10th November for a fun filled day with extra events.
The final home bout of the season for Leeds Roller Dolls and our last at Huddersfield Sports Centre before we move to a new home at the Futsal Arena in Leeds.
We had two incredibly exciting bouts...
First up, Leeds Roller Dolls' Whip-Its will meet Central City Rollergirls' Slay Belles on track for the first time. Both teams are in Division Two of the Euro Derby rankings; the Whip-Its will be fresh from their first overseas bout in Helsinki. We reckon this one will be a nail-biter!
The second bout of the day will be Leeds Roller Dolls' Rebel Roses facing up against Central City Rollergirls' Centrinnians. The last time they met, CCR were victorious, but LRD have had a strong season, starting with an impressive score against London Roller Girls' Brawl Saints.
The Whip-Its travelled to Helsinki for a re-match against Helsinki Roller Derby's All Stars.
This August, Glasgow Roller Derby is delighted to welcome five of Europe's top teams to compete in a two-day tournament at Kelvinhall International Sports Centre. This includes LRD's Rebel Roses, the Doll's A team is always delighted to have some away game cheers.
Tickets are at the BARGAIN price of £4 - tickets available on the door
LRD are VERY excited to have found a new home in Leeds and we'd like to invite you to an exhibition bout at our new abode, on 11th August.
The day will consist of 3 x 30 minute bouts, showcasing all of LRD's skaters. If you've never watched roller derby before - this is a great place to start. If you're a seasoned LRD fan, come and cheer on your favourite skaters... or maybe you used to come and watch us in Leeds and wondered where the hell we'd been the last couple of years...? If so - come and check out our new skills!
Leeds Roller Dolls are proud to present the Great Yorkshire Showdown. In its 3rd year, this Northern tournament is now a regular fixture in the Derby Diary.
> Advance/online tickets -are no longer available
Tickets will still be available on the door, come and join us for a great day of Roller Derby
Leeds Roller Dolls teams went off to play two teams, but not in a double header. Instead the Whip-Its travelled west along the M62 to take on Liverpool's finest the Liverpool Roller Birds, the second time these two teams have met on the track, and after a very close first half, seeing the Liverpool Roller Birds ahead by one point at half time, the Whip-Its pulled it back and came out with a win with a score of LRB 84 - 111 LRD Whip-Its.
Leeds Roller Dolls first travel team - The Rebel Roses - faced up to the London Rockin' Rollers Allstars on June 16th.
London Rockin' Rollers, like LRD were established in 2007, and played in Europe's first inter-league roller derby bout in the same year, shortly followed by the UK's first bout! The Allstars have skaters that have represented Team England and Team Sweden in the 2011 roller derby World cup, and can certainly be counted as one of UK Roller Derby's pedigree teams.
This was not be the first time Leeds Roller Dolls have publicly faced up to London Rockin' Rollers.. the first time at home in 2010, was a close fought battle, and then away in 2011, which saw LRR win both times.
To warm you up, Leeds Roller Dolls hosted a Derby-taunt bout with fresh upcoming skaters from mixed leagues. There was plenty of fresh talent from skaters all over the UK.
With what is becoming an annual tradition, for the third successive year a group of eight rowers
from Leeds Roller Dolls will be braving the Windermere Row to raise money for St Gemma's
On Saturday June 2nd, they’ll be rowing 10 miles across a rather large lake in a wee wooden boat.
It is a punishing challenge but being a competitive bunch, they will no doubt be giving it their all to
Many thanks to Royal Windsor Rollergirls for hosting this closed bout against a mixed team of Rebel Roses and Whip-Its.
To follow our progress during the 2012 season, here are some dates for your diary…
Our home dates will be held at Huddersfield Sports Centre (further details will follow).
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September 8 (AWAY) - Whip-Its v Helsinki
October 20 (HOME) - Season Closer/ Double Header against Central City Roller Girls Centrinnians and Slay Belles
Nov 16-18 (AWAY) - Rebel Roses - Three day European WFTDA tournament, Berlin
Home Season Opener! Rebel Roses v Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz & Whip-Its v Hellfire Harlots - 05/05/2012 - Home
Leeds Roller Dolls, hosted their first home bout of the season in Huddersfield Sports Centre (HD1 1TW), and put together a massive double header.
The Whip-Its went up against Nottingham's Hellfire Harlots, and the Rebel Roses took on Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz A Team.
London Roller Girls hosted
Anarchy Euro Crash!
If you couldn't make it down to the big smoke, you can watch it here (if you did you can relive this tremendous bout
London Rollergirls vs Leeds Roller Dolls... by rduktv
London Rollergirls vs Leeds Roller Dolls... by rduktv
Saturday 28th April saw London Brawling take on some of the best and brightest of Euro Derby talent in a European All-Star Invitational team featuring skaters from Berlin, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Copenhagen, Helsinki and from all around the UK.
But more importantly Leeds Roller Dolls, Rebel Roses faced off against LRG Brawl Saints, despite a penalty high first half the Rebels came back stormin' in the second half and giving the crowd a nail biting 30 minutes, reducing a score margin of over one hundred to just 30.
Skate awards for the Rebel Roses saw Lexi Lightspeed win MVP award! Well done Lexi!
RCRG Travel Team vs LRD Rebel Roses & RCRG Tender Hooligans vs LRD Whip-Its - Away - Closed Bout - 01/04/2012
Many thanks to Rainy City Roller Girls for inviting us to the epic Thunderdome. We had a blast!
Leeds Roller Dolls are dedicated to supporting local charities and we also enjoy a challenge, so on 18th March, a number of us completed the Keighley BigK 10K.
The event started at 9am at Victoria Park and was a multi-terrain run around Keighley. The money raised from our online sponsorship will go to the Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice in Keighley. The hospice offers support for both inpatients and individuals living at home who require support.
It is not too late to sponsor us! http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/leedsrollerdolls
LRR Allstars vs LRD Rebel Roses & LRR Rising Stars vs LRD Whip-Its - Away - Closed Bout - 26/02/2012
Many thanks to London Rockin' Rollers for hosting this amazing double header.
And also thanks to our guest skaters today..
For the Rebel Roses were London Roller Girls' Rushin' Doll and Rikkter Scale, and Rainy City's Rogue Doll.
For the Whip-Its were The Imposters' Ken'tush This, Pixi Trailblazer, Pocket Rocket and Puke Frywalker.
NRG Canny Belters vs LRD Rebel Roses & NRG Whippin' Hinnies vs LRD Whip-Its - Away - Closed Bout - 08/01/2012
Many thanks to Newcastle Roller Girls for hosting this double bout. We had an awesome time.
Happy New Year!!!
Leeds Roller Dolls are recruiting! If you want to come and join us to become a kick-ass sports woman, we are having a taster session on Tuesday 17th January.
This will be followed by the next Ragdoll Academy intake.
We welcome skaters of all abilities (even those of you that have never skated before)
If you want to come and try it out email:email@example.com