The Rainy City Blog

Thu 5th Apr 2018

Get Better Bench Stats: Our New Tool

Jam by jam statistics can be incredibly powerful throughout a game of roller derby to help inform and back up lines and tactical decisions with confidence.

Wed 19th Apr 2017

A Rainy Guide to Manchester

We’re very proud to welcome the world of roller derby to Manchester for the Roller Derby World Summit. For all visitors, we’ve put a little guide together to our amazing city. We hope you have an amazing time!

Mon 13th Feb 2017

Learning to play roller derby is more than just passing Minimum Skills

I first walked into The Thunderdome on the 9th of May 2016. I’d been waiting eagerly for this day for months, even more so when my sister started skating a few weeks earlier. But I had to wait to turn 18 on the 3rd of May.

Fri 3rd Feb 2017

A love letter to myself

“This is a .44 calibre love letter straight from my heart”. Secret shout out to all my fellow emo roller derby players. If you know, then you know!

Thu 22nd Dec 2016

The only WFTDA rankings planner you’ll ever need

WFTDA rankings can be a complex beast to get your head around, and it can be difficult to organise your season and know that the games you’re playing give you the best chance to rise up the ranks and meet your season goals. So we’ve made a little program to solve your woes. Say goodbye to all your dirty spreadsheets and notepaper scribbles and say hello to Derby on Toast.

Mon 28th Nov 2016

Playing my First International Roller Derby Game

This time last year, if you told me I would have just come back from playing in my first international game I wouldn’t have believed you!