Manchester Roller Derby

Manchester Roller Derby (MRD) is a roller derby league based in Manchester, England. Founded in 2010, the league plays by the rules of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Manchester Roller Derby
The logo of Manchester Roller Derby
Metro areaManchester
TeamsCheckerBroads (women's A team)
Furies (women's B team)
New Wheeled Order (men's A team)
Chaos Engine (men's B team)
Track type(s)Flat
AffiliationsUKRDA, MRDA


MRD attracted attention in early 2011 when the league's original women's team played Hot Wheel Roller Derby at the Manchester Academy[1] in a sell-out bout.[2]

In November 2012, MRD hosted a bout as part of the New York Shock Exchange's 'Shock the UK' tour, which saw New Wheeled Order bout against the New York team. This was the first intercontinental men's flat track derby bout.[3]

The league formed a co-ed team known as the MRD Allstars to participate in the UK's first co-ed roller derby tournament in January 2013.[4] MRD Allstars won this tournament against competition from Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield.


MRD consists of two women's teams and two men's teams, which compete against teams from other leagues. The women's teams are CheckerBroads (A) and Furies (B), and the men's teams are New Wheeled Order (A) and Chaos Engine (B).


In December 2012, MRD was accepted as one of the first three non-American members of the Men's Roller Derby Association.[5] The league became a member of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association in November 2013.[6] MRD league members have expressed interest in being affiliated with the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, but the league does not currently meet the WFTDA membership requirements[7] due to it being a co-ed league consisting of both women and men.


Preceded by
New competition
British Roller Derby Championships Men's Tier 2 Champions
Succeeded by
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