The Rainy City Blog

Mon 11th Aug 2014

Diary of a New Skater at Rainy City Roller Girls

Hi! My name is Emma Swarsbrick (or Glen Coco), I am 20 years old and have been skating for nearly 6 months now. And without making this sound like the introduction to a Roller Derby Anonymous group, I think I am addicted to Roller Derby.

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Mon 30th Jun 2014

Pre-Minimum Skills Bootcamp at Rainy City Roller Girls – Review

If you can’t decide whether or not to take the plunge and buy a ticket for one of our Pre-Minimum Skills Bootcamps, take a look at one of our New Skater’s review of our latest bootcamp.

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Fri 18th Apr 2014

UKRDA Unveils Transgender Policy

The United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) have this week announced the appointment of their new Transgender Liaison and the ratification of their Transgender Policy.

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Tue 4th Feb 2014

Rainy City Roller Girls Skaters Make Team England!

Just over a week ago, two of our skaters found out that they had made it onto the Training Squad for Team England. We caught up with Fay Roberts and Missy Rascal to find out about their initial reactions and their plans for the upcoming season.

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Sun 2nd Jun 2013

Northern Sur5al: The Comedown…

Guest writer Station from the Knights of Oldham Roller Derby gives us his take on yesterday’s Northern Sur5al tournament…

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Sun 3rd Feb 2013

The Threetles Recreate Beatle-Mania at The Thunderdome

Popular tribute band The Threetles have joined forces with the Rainy City Roller Girls to reprise a legendary evening, that took place exactly 50 years ago.

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Tue 29th Jan 2013

The Nine Month Injury – by Giant Tess

…Just when I felt like I was finding my feet and getting a feel for how the game works, I sustained what is referred to in derby as “The Nine Month Injury” and everything changed.

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Tue 15th Jan 2013

Rainy City Roller Girls Win UKRDA Sur5al at Tattoo Freeze 2013

Sunday 13th of January saw the Rainy City Roller Girls take first place in a Sur5al exhibition tournament at Tattoo Freeze, hosted by the UKRDA.

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