About Middlesbrough Roller Derby

Established in 2007 as Middlesbrough Milk Rollers, Middlesbrough Roller Derby is Teesside’s first roller derby league. 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.

Middlesbrough Roller Derby brings together a group of determined and passionate skaters who are proof that small movements/places can achieve great things.

The team and it’s members are dedicated to the development of the sport, the league and our players to reach a common goal; promotion of real competitive sport at a local, national and international level.

Team spirit is the driving force of our competitive nature as members work hard to achieve their goals and spur on the league.

We strive to be the best. We bring out the best in our members by nurturing talent and being inclusive. We work hard. We are competitive. We are proud of our achievements and our heritage.

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.