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We’re recruiting! Join us for tryouts on July 15th!

Rookie Tryouts 15th July

CRD are recruiting and we want you! On Friday 15th July we’re hosting our second recruitment day of 2016 and we’re on the lookout for skaters, referees and non-skating officials (NSOs) to come join our amazing league. Complete newbies are welcome as are seasoned skaters, so come along and give it a try.

Never skated before? Not a problem. We’ll give you all the beginner derby skills you need, from falling safely to stopping, transitions and skating backwards. Plus, we’ll build up your knowledge of the game and rules meaning you’ll soon know your packs from your penalties.

Tryouts take place from 7pm to 9pm with a combination of off-skates and on-skates activities, to give you a taste of what training at CRD will be like.


Posted on: June 5th, 2016 by Croydon Roller Derby

Roller Derby: Be Part of ‘The Greatest Sport On Earth’*


Roller derby is not just possibly, but is, the greatest sport on earth – and guess what? YOU can be part of it too.

See those nifty ninjas or Amazonian titans zipping round a track, taking people out, scoring points and wearing bruises like medals of honour (all with a smile on their faces)? – this is exactly what makes derby girls urban warriors.

You can also be a part of that too, with Croydon Roller Derby.

Don’t forget they all started somewhere, in fact, exactly where you are now. You’re reading this post, you’re already interested, so why not become part of the family and learn one of the most unique, fun and kick ass sports known to mankind?

Here’s a quick checklist to why I guarantee derby is for you.


Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Croydon Roller Derby

Six Reasons You Should Transfer to CRD

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Have you played roller derby before?

Recently moved into the Croydon, Surrey or London area?

Looking to join a new league?


After moving to London in February 2013, I was living in a new city and suffering derby withdrawal having no league to skate with. I lost my confidence and didn’t have much faith in my skating ability, but CRD gave me a new home. I dusted the dirt off my skates, washed my pads and gave it a go. Several months of training and three closed bouts later, I love being beaten up by these guys.

So, why should you join?

1) You know joining a new league is daunting – It’s like your staging a home invasion of a close knit family right?! FEAR NOT. Croydon will welcome you with open, friendly arms, and you may admire all the muscular calves.

2) You live in London and can’t justify the pricey one-session-a-week rec leagues – Our monthly fees are super reasonable at £35.

3) You’re looking for plenty of track/scrimmage time - CRD trains twice a week and offers up to seven hours of skating sessions per week, including scrimmaging with a full ref crew. (more…)

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Croydon Roller Derby