MRDA Goes International With Its Six New Members
12/24/2012 – The Men’s Roller Derby Association is proud to announce the addition of six new member leagues. Boise Men’s Roller Derby, Drive-By City Rollers, Manchester Roller Derby (UK), Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg, Mont Royals Montreal Men’s Roller Derby (Canada), and Southern Discomfort Roller Derby (UK) have all passed the application process and were approved by MRDA’s member leagues. The latest expansion marks the first time the MRDA has added members outside of the United States thus making it a truly international men’s derby organization. MRDA now boasts 31 teams as it continues in its mission to grow men’s roller derby around the world.
Here is a little information about each new team:
Boise Men’s Roller Derby, founded in October of 2010, has competed all over the Northwest United States from Utah to Oregon under the name the Capital City Skull Crushers.
The Drive-By City Rollers were established in August of 2011. Located in Los Angeles, California, they will be a welcome addition to the Southwest US.
Founded in March of 2010, Manchester Roller Derby of the United Kingdom is one of MRDA’s first international teams. Manchester had a solid showing at the Men’s European Roller Derby Championships in July.
The Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg has been around since April of 2009. They have already played a variety of MRDA teams including their Wisconsin rivals the Green Bay Smackers.
Mont Royals Montreal Men’s Roller Derby is Canada’s first MRDA league. Since their first bout in April of 2011, they have come a long way in a short time and have developed a nice rivalry with the Mean Mountain Boys of Vermont.
Founded in November of 2010, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby is located in London, United Kingdom. Based on their victory in the Men’s European Roller Derby Championship, you can expect to see Southern Discomfort having an immediate impact on MRDA.
These new leagues represent the biggest jump in MRDA membership since its inception in 2007. As member leagues, they will have full voting rights within MRDA and will shape the future of men’s roller derby. Member leagues also have access to MRDA insurance and are eligible to compete for a spot at the MRDA Championships, men’s roller derby’s top tournament.
Congratulations to all the newest leagues!
For more information on MRDA’s new members, visit their websites: