Brighton Rockers Roller Derby

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Brighton Rockers Roller Derby
Metro areaBrighton
CountryEngland
Founded2010
TeamsBrighton Rockers (A team)
Brighton Rockerbillies (B team) Brighton C-Side (C team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueBrighton
AffiliationsUKRDA, WFTDA
Websitebrightonrockers.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 three teams[1], which compete against teams from other leagues. Brighton Rockers is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

In March 2012, Brighton was accepted as a member of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA),[3] 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.[4]

The team suffered a setback in July 2012, when its team kit was stolen from a member's car.[5] However, by January 2013, it was ranked in the top eight leagues in the UK.[6]

In January 2015, Brighton Rockers entered the WFTDA Apprentice Program.[7] Brighton Rockers became a full member of the WFTDA in July 2017.[8]

League Structure[edit]

Brighton Rockers[edit]

Brighton Rockers is the All Stars Travel team. Consisting of a roster of twenty skaters who compete all over the world against other WFTDA-ranked teams. [9]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2018 287 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ

Brighton Rockerbillies[edit]

Formed in 2015, Brighton Rockerbillies are the B Team of Brighton Rockers. The Rockerbillies compete against teams all over the UK and Europe. [12]

Brighton C-Side[edit]

Formed in 2018, Brighton C-Side are the C Team of the Brighton Rockers. The C-Siders compete again challenge teams and rec leagues in the UK. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C-Side Stories - Brighton Rockers C Team". brightonbrats.com. Brighton Brats. December 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Brighton Rockers Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Brighton Rockers Roller Derby", UKRDA, 3 March 2012
  4. ^ "Roller Rumble Report", Brighton Brats, 3 June 2013
  5. ^ "Brighton roller derby team kit stolen", The Argus, 27 July 2012
  6. ^ BBC South Today, 11 January 2013
  7. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 25 Additional Apprentice Members - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  8. ^ "WFTDA Adds 8 New Leagues, Surpasses 400 Members – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Brighton Rockers Roller Derby". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Brighton Rockerbillies Roller Derby". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Brighton C-Side Roller Derby". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 10 January 2019.