The league has voted and we’ve made a decision: Newcastle Roller Girls will be changing its name to Newcastle Roller Derby.
‘Newcastle Roller Girls’ has served us well for 10 years and we have a lot of fond associations with the name, but as a league we felt it didn’t accurately represented us any more.
Newcastle Roller Derby is more inclusive and welcoming, and the name better reflects who we are: a diverse league of strong and athletic skaters.
As well as changing our name we’re planning to refresh our logo, and since we want to do it right we’re going to take our time. We’re planning to officially launch the new name and brand in 2020, so until then we’ll still continue to be known as Newcastle Roller Girls.
Thanks to all our league members who took the time to vote and give their opinions on the name change, and here’s to many more years of awesome roller derby in Newcastle upon Tyne!
Git yersel along for our first double header of the season in which we take on the Hellfire Harlots of Nottingham!
First up, Newcastle Roller Girls’ Whippin’ Hinnies will be squaring up against Hellfire Harlots B. After that, our Canny Belters will be reminding Hellfire Harlots A who’s boss!
Come down and support your favourite roller derby league by joining us at Benfield Sports Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4NU) where you can look forward to getting all the derby! Doors open at 12:30pm and first whistle is at 1:00pm.
Tickets in advance are 2 for £10 or £7 on the door.
Kids 12 and under are free.
Can’t wait to get yours?! We thought not. Book them here!
Join us for our first home game of the season as the Newcastle Roller Girls take on, well…. the Newcastle Roller Girls! Watch us battle it out between ourselves to see which home team will reign supreme!
Our 3 teams are: War Lasses, Blue Star Bruisers and the Toon Raiders. It’s a chance for ALL skaters in our league to play together and have fun! All 3 teams are made up from a mix of our travel teams – the Canny Belters, Whippin’ Hinnies, North Cs and All League skaters.
Entry is £3 on the door, and kids 12 and under are free! Each game is 30 minutes long.
Ever wanted to play roller derby? Well now’s your chance! We’re starting our new beginner’s course on 3 February 2019. This is your opportunity to put on some skates, learn a new sport, and start your adventure as a member of Newcastle Roller Girls!
It’s a 15-week course, starting on 3 February 2019 and taking place every Sunday from 10am to noon at the Walker Activity Dome, Wharrier Street, Walker, Newcastle, NE6 3BR. Sessions cost £6 each, or can be paid for in advance at 5 for £25. We can supply all the kit you need, all you need to bring is enthusiasm (and ID if you look younger than 18!)
To sign up for the course, join the event on Facebook – that’s where we’ll be posting all the information, and where you can ask us questions. Don’t have a Facebook account? Email us at recruitment(at)newcastlerollergirls(dot)co(dot)uk
Hope to see you on skates soon!
Newcastle Roller Girls