Brighton Rockers Roller Derby

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Brighton Rockers Roller Derby
Metro area Brighton
Country England
Founded 2010
Teams Brighton Rockers (A team)
Brighton Rockerbillies (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue GYSO Roller Central
Affiliations UKRDA
Website brightonrockers.com

Brighton Rockers Roller Derby (BRRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Brighton in East Sussex, England. Founded in 2010, the league consists of two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues.

In March 2012, Brighton was accepted as a member of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA),[1] and in 2013 it played in the first UKRDA Southern Tournament, which it finished in fourth place after a narrow loss to Bristol Roller Derby.[2]

The team suffered a setback in July 2012, when its team kit was stolen from a member's car.[3] However, by January 2013, it was ranked in the top eight leagues in the UK.[4]

In January 2015, Brighton Rockers entered the WFTDA Apprentice Program.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Brighton Rockers Roller Derby", UKRDA, 3 March 2012
  2. ^ "Roller Rumble Report", Brighton Brats, 3 June 2013
  3. ^ "Brighton roller derby team kit stolen", The Argus, 27 July 2012
  4. ^ BBC South Today, 11 January 2013
  5. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 25 Additional Apprentice Members - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2017.