Auckland Roller Derby League
The league was founded in 2011 by a group of skaters from the Pirate City Rollers. They planned to reduce their use of pseudonyms, and to wear more traditional sporting uniforms. Described by the Derby News Network as "some of the most experienced derby skaters in the Southern Hemisphere", they were soon joined by Anna "Wonton Destruction" Wong, the founder of Bristol Roller Derby in England.
Auckland competed in the 2012 Great Southern Slam, losing 202-66 to the Victorian Roller Derby League, but beating the Newcastle Roller Derby League 107-89. They did not progress to the semi-finals. In August, Auckland played at the first national tournament in New Zealand, beating Richter City in the semi-final, and the Swamp City Roller Rats in the final, to take the trophy.
- Hannah Spyksma, "Skaters redefine the sport", Auckland Now, 13 April 2012
- Beck Wise, "Feature Preview: The Great Southern Slam", Derby News Network, 8 June 2012
- Beck Wise, "TGSS Day One Recaps", Derby News Network, 9 June 2012
- "Auckland triumphant at first derby nationals", Scoop Media, 28 August 2012
- "22 Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 18 October 2012