The Rainy City Blog

Thu 21st Jul 2022

Vacancy: Rainy City Head Coach

Rainy City Roller Derby is looking for a League Head Coach to create and deliver a competitive and inclusive training approach for one of the top roller derby teams in the world.

Sat 28th Nov 2020

Rainy City’s home to be demolished

Rainy City Roller Derby’s home for the past decade is being knocked down as part of a government-funded scheme to regenerate Oldham town centre.

Sun 25th Aug 2019

The Officiating track commentary. London Brawling vs Rainy City!

London Brawling vs Rainy City Roller Derby 10thAugust 2019Welcome to the officiating track commentary! By Rainy City’s Clint Alt Roll Delete 

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!