Newcastle Roller Derby League (NRDL) is a not-for-profit organisation, run by the skaters, for the skaters. Founded in 2009, we are dedicated to promoting sport over spectacle as well as developing and promoting the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. We are focused on facilitating the development of athletic ability, sports-woman ship and goodwill among league members.
We aspire to create a community of skaters that advances the sport of women’s roller derby and expands opportunities for all women to participate. We promote the empowerment of women in a safe and organised environment that fosters the health, well-being and personal growth of skaters. We honour diversity and encourage self-expression and are committed to building a network of friendship and support among skaters. We seek continuous improvement in our sport and are committed to democratic principles, constructive dialogue and teamwork. All league members will be unique, but will all share common goals: to have fun, to push our physical limits, and to challenge the way people view women.
Newcastle Roller Derby League encourages men to join and become referees and volunteers. We welcome people of all ability levels from beginners to advanced skater, and offer a friendly coaching environment.
Our executive committee and general members come from diverse backgrounds and ages; we have full-time mums, students, academics, artists and businesswomen to mention a few.
The one thing that connects us is roller derby and our passion for the sport and love for our league. We have a strong focus on family and community. We believe in making our events and fundraising family friendly and accessible to people from all walks of life. We love roller derby and want to bring that same enjoyment, inspiration and fun to our family, friends and the greater community.