About Middlesbrough Roller Derby

Established in 2007 as Middlesbrough Milk Rollers, Middlesbrough Roller Derby is Teesside’s female roller derby league and was the first roller derby league in the North East of England. In the last decade the Travel Team has gone from strength to strength, climbing up the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rankings each year.

Roller Derby is a full contact sport played on roller skates, where the aim of the game is for the Jammer to score points by passing the Blockers of the opposing team as many times as possible on an oval track, whilst the blockers on her team try to prevent the opposing team’s jammer from getting by them and scoring points.

This fast-paced and high-energy sport originated in the USA and has been played here in Teesside for the past ten years.


The last decade has seen the game of Roller Derby grow and gain repute as a legitimate sport after beginning as more sports entertainment in the USA.

Roller derby has become more competitive and more athletic, whilst remaining one of the most inclusive sports around. Middlesbrough Roller Derby has been one of the teams driving this evolution here in the UK.

As one of the UK’s highest-ranked teams, Middlesbrough Roller Derby prides themselves on their competitiveness and is always striving to improve.

The league is also developing a B Team, where skaters can hone their skills and have fun too!



If you are interested in joining the league as a skater, referee or non-skating official, check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/middlesbroughRD or email us.