Inspired by a grassroots revival of roller derby in Austin, TX, London Rollergirls became the UK’s first flat track roller derby league back in April 2006. Since then, the league has been at the forefront of international derby, with the A team, London Brawling, rising through the ranks to become one of the top 10 teams in the world and the number one ranked team outside the USA. They were also Europe’s first member league for the official governing body for modern roller derby, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), and became the first to win a place at the international Playoffs and Championships.
Leading the roller derby revolution, LRG have become known for their high-quality public sporting events and a fearless attitude to fitness and development. The league is entirely volunteer-run and not for profit, with more than 100 women and men (skaters, referees and non-skaters) putting a tireless amount of time and effort into keeping LRG at the top of their game and pushing the roller derby community forward – as well as regularly raising money for charity.
LRG is an all-female league and is divided into three travel teams: London Brawling (A), Brawl Saints (B), who are currently ranked second in Europe behind the A team, and Batter C Power (C). Running alongside London Rollergirls is the LRG Recreational League, in which new talent is fostered, and a junior league – named the Mama Mash Bash School of Hard Knocks – is currently in the works.