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Announcing Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup

Announcing Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is delighted to be able to announce the imposing roster of Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018, Greater Manchester, England, 1 – 4 February. As the World Cup has been a truly international event from its founding, […]

Announcing the Tournament Head Photographers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018!

Announcing the Tournament Head Photographers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018!

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee are happy to announce the selection of our Tournament Head Photographers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018, to be held in Greater Manchester, hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby, 1-4 February. Sharing the role of managing and representing […]

Announcing the Teams Competing in the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

Announcing the Teams Competing in the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

The Roller Derby World Cup 2018 is set to be the biggest single-tier Tournament in Roller Derby history.

Roller Derby has continually spread over the lifetime of the Roller Derby World Cup, and so has the number of nations attending the Cup itself. From 2011’s modest haul of 13 nations, to the 30 teams at the 2014 World Cup…

… and now, for February 2018, we have accepted

40 Teams

to come to the EventCity venue in Trafford, Greater Manchester to compete in the third Roller Derby World Cup.

All but one of the 30 teams from previous years are returning, to be joined by teams representing: Korea, the Philippines, Iceland, Russia, Iran, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Costa Rica, and the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

In collaboration with our hosts, Rainy City Roller Derby, and with the Roller Derby Nations Committee, we are excited to be able to present an event showing just how international Roller Derby is as a sport.

Ticket sales are already open (and the Early Bird tickets have already sold out)!

The list of teams confirmed as attending is (new teams in bold):

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
France
Finland
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Indigenous
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
México
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Romania
Russia
Scotland
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
USA
Wales
West Indies

2014 Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Dave Wood Photography
Tickets on sale now!

Tickets on sale now!

2018 Roller Derby World Cup Hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby TICKETS HERE: rollerderbyworldcup.bpt.me The third Roller Derby World Cup is taking place at EventCity in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. This 4-day event is being held 1 February – 4 February 2018 and welcomes 41 […]

2018 RDWC Tournament Head Photographer Application Now Available

2018 RDWC Tournament Head Photographer Application Now Available

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is pleased to be able to open applications for the position of “Tournament Head Photographer”. Previously held by Jules Doyle and Steve Mancini, this position involves: • Taking the lead on Photographer credentials and selection for the 2018 Roller […]

Our 2018 Tournament Head Announcer Selected; Announcer Applications Now Available

Our 2018 Tournament Head Announcer Selected; Announcer Applications Now Available

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is pleased to be able to reveal that our Tournament Head Announcer for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018 is Val Capone.

With 11 years’ experience announcing, as well as 13 years as a skater, and 8 as a coach, Val Capone is more than qualified to lead Team Announcer. Val was Broadcast Head Announcer for the first World Cup in 2011, and announced at the 2014 event as well. She is also currently Assistant Coach for the (USARS) Team USA Men’s Roller Derby.

Val also coordinates well with the other tournament officials, as she shares a matching tattoo with Tournament Head Referee Rawk!

In combination with this, we are also opening submissions for Announcers for the Roller Derby World Cup.

The Roller Derby World Cup will be held from 1 February to 4 February 2018 in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby.

[Applicants note: while you can state a preference for stream or house work, our default will be to alternate announcers between the two spots.]

Applications for Announcer roles will close on the 13th June.

Application: https://goo.gl/h42uOg

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2018 Tournament Head Officials Announced

2018 Tournament Head Officials Announced

Roller Derby World Cup is happy to announce the Tournament Head Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018, to be held in Greater Manchester, hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby, 1-4 February. Photo credits (l-r): Rawk (Diz Ruptive Photography), Rev. Riot (Jules Doyle), Petti […]

Application for Officials and THNSO Released

Application for Officials and THNSO Released

UPDATE: The deadline has passed. The Roller Derby World Cup Committee are excited to announce that both Eric RAWK & Reverend Riot will be returning as the Tournament Head Referees for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup, to be held in Manchester, England and hosted […]

2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announced!

2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announced!

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee are very pleased to be able to announce the hosts and dates for the next Roller Derby World Cup, in collaboration with the Roller Derby Nations Committee representing all involved nations.

Our hosts Rainy City Roller Derby, of GREATER MANCHESTER, England will be welcoming skaters from around the World to the giant EventCity venue from the 1st to 4th FEBRUARY 2018 for what we hope will be the largest World Cup event to date.

We will shortly be making further announcements concerning Applications for Teams, Officials, Announcers and Photographers for this event.

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Host league, Rainy City Roller Derby, have been well known in the UK for some time, but have burst onto the International stage this year, and are now the only UK league in Division 1 of the WFTDA Rankings apart from London Rollergirls (currently at #21). They have considerable experience of hosting events, being one of the few leagues in the UK to lease, and run, their own venue (The Thunderdome), and similarly substantial expertise in media and press management, as shown by their highly successful recent rebranding. We are very pleased to be able to cap their already impressive year with this announcement.

The City of Manchester is one of the “second cities” of the UK, a vibrant contributor to national and international culture, sport, science, technology, journalism and politics for hundreds of years, a property it shares with the Greater Manchester metropolitan area containing it. The venue, EventCity, is a huge 16,000 sq. metre [172,000 sq. ft] hosting space, located in Trafford, not far from the internationally renowned Old Trafford soccer venue, home of Manchester United Football Club. The borough of Trafford, part of the Greater Manchester metropolitan area, is well suited to hosting international events as a result, with extensive accommodation and facilities.

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is the advisory and organizing committee for the 2018 World Cup. It consists of a panel of 10 representatives from all areas of the Roller Derby community: skaters, NSOs and referees, photographers, announcers and journalists, and is chaired by Robin Graves, who has extensive experience from organizing the previous two World Cups.

The Roller Derby Nations Committee is a body formed post the 2014 World Cup, consisting of representatives from each Nation capable of competing in a World Cup or other International Event, and representing their collective views and will. Since its formal convening in late 2015, it has established a series of criteria for the functioning of National Team based events, announced from August 2016, including support of RDWC as the organizers of the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup.

Big Announcement Coming!

Big Announcement Coming!

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee will be announcing the location and hosts of the next Roller Derby World Cup on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 9:00 am Pacific Time (PT).