Roller Derby Toulouse

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Roller Derby Toulouse
League logo
Metro area Toulouse
Country France
Founded 2010
Teams All-Stars Nothing Toulouse (women A team)
Blocka Nostra (women B team)
Rainbow Furies (women C team)
Quad Guards (men A team)
Track type(s) Flat
Affiliations MRDA
Website www.rollerderbytoulouse.com

Roller Derby Toulouse is a roller derby league based in Toulouse, France. Founded in 2010, the league currently consists of a men's team and three women's teams.

The league was founded in February 2010 by Chakk Attakk, following the release of Whip It! in France (under the title Bliss). Having skating experience, she recruited the first five women through the Roulez Rose website.[1] In mid-2010, six skaters from the league competed against Les Petits Morts de Bordeaux in the first flat track roller derby bout held in France.[2]

The Quad Guards

By November 2011, the league had 83 skaters, and had created the first men's roller derby team in France.[3] The men's team, the Quad Guards, travelled to London to play Southern Discomfort, in what that team described as "the first international men's roller derby game in the UK".[4] In May 2012, it played the first men's roller derby bout in France, against The Inhuman League from Sheffield in England.[5]

Five skaters from the league were selected to skate for France at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[6]

In December 2013, the Quad Guards were accepted as members of the Men's Roller Derby Association.[7]

Awards[edit]

2012 : Vice European champions MERDC in 2012 (Final against Southern Discomfort (London)).[8] [9] [10]

2013 : European champions MERDC in 2013 (Final against Southern Discomfort (London)).[11] [12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabien Pomiès, "Toulouse. Bien loin des clichés", La Dépêche du Midi, 2 February 2012 (French)
  2. ^ Nico Mouk, "First Roller Derby Bout in France", EuroDerby, 5 July 2010
  3. ^ I. Bonnet-Desprez, "Les reines du Roller Derby n’ont peur de rien", Metro, (French)
  4. ^ "Southern Discomfort Roller Derby"
  5. ^ Stuntman Psyk, "Bout Report - Toulouse Quad Guards v The Inhuman League", The Inhuman League, 10 May 2012
  6. ^ "Equipe", Team France Roller Derby (French)
  7. ^ "The MRDA Announces New Member Leagues", MRDA, 1 December 2013
  8. ^ http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2012/09/12/1437995-medailles-d-argent-pour-les-roller-derby.html
  9. ^ http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2012/06/29/1390136-les-toulousains-iront-aux-championnats-d-europe.html
  10. ^ http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2012/08/07/1414260-premiere-reussie-pour-les-toulousains.html
  11. ^ http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com/2013/07/merdc_2013_roundup
  12. ^ http://www.rollerenligne.com/news-16599-les-quad-guards-toulouse-fra-champions-d-europe-de-roller-derby-masculin-2013.html
  13. ^ http://www.rollerenligne.com/news-16611-roller-derby-toulouse-champion-d-europe-de-roller-derby-masculin-2013.html
Preceded by
Southern Discomfort Roller Derby
Men's European Roller Derby Championship Winners
2013
Succeeded by
Southern Discomfort Roller Derby