Dublin Roller Derby

Dublin 6W, Dublin
Raised of €300 goal
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About this group

Dublin Roller Derby (DRD) is Ireland’s first roller derby league, founded in 2009. Since then – the league has grown to over 90 members, competing and officiating internationally. Roller Derby is an intense, but fun, full contact team sport played on roller skates. We have 3 international travel teams, 3 home teams and a crew of skillful game officials. We are entirely self-run and self-funded, dedicated to growing our sport and our community in Ireland.

Reasons to support this group

  • Roller Derby is a uniquely inclusive sport. DRD reaches out to and welcomes members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and backgrounds. The DIY ethos of our league encourages empowerment for our members and removes the barriers to participation found by newcomers in other sports groups. There is a place for everyone in our league and community; competitive skaters, officials and volunteers.
  • The Dublin Roller Derby All Star team competes at the highest levels within international Roller Derby and are currently ranked 45th in the world and 11th in Europe. DRD pulled off a Cinderella story at last years' Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 2 championships in Pittsburgh USA- coming to the tournament as the lowest seed and unseating the top seed in a spectacular performance that won the hearts of the tournament crowd. This October will see us compete for glory in the WFTDA European Continental Cup.
  • We are energized to grow and progress the athleticism of our sport. Our coaches and officials are of the highest international standard. We provide fitness and skills-based training for our skaters across all levels from total beginners to elite athletes. We are dedicated to improving the physical fitness and health of our skaters. With the lack of public funding and support for adult women's sport in particular we strive to provide these opportunities for women to excel in sport.