Founded in 2009, Newcastle Roller Girls is an athletic and social non-profit organisation committed to improving ourselves and others through the sport of roller derby. We strive for athletic excellence and competitive success in the growing world of women’s roller derby, embracing women of all shapes, sizes, ages, backgrounds and skill levels. The members of NRG are strong and motivated people who train to maximise their individual abilities, increasing their skills through discipline, hard work and focus in a fun, safe environment. We host quality sports events for our fans, and make a positive impact in our community working with like-minded organisations to provide volunteers, funding and support to further their goals.
Our first bout was Hadrian’s Brawl on 11 April 2010, a real baptism of fire against the Auld Reekie Roller Girls‘ B team.
5th March 2011 saw our first ever home bout, Flog on the Tyne, against Aberdeen’s Granite City Roller Girls at The Lightfoot Centre in Walker, Newcastle. Final score: 113 – 63 We did a win! We are also guilty of introducing the phrase ‘do a win’ to the UK roller derby scene, our head coach Lone Danger coined the grammatically incorrect saying after our first win away against the Dolly Rockit Rollers in September 2010. Sorry, grammar fans!
We’ve been part of the recent UK roller derby boom, with our ranks swelling more than we can believe and demand for our rookie course blowing us away with every intake. We became a full WFTDA member in September 2014 and the hard work everyone puts into the league means we now have 2 full teams:
- The Canny Belters – Our ‘A’ team and WFTDA roster
- The Whippin’ Hinnies – Our ‘B’ team
Thanks for stopping by – see you in the suicide seats!