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We have some exciting news to announce this bank holiday weekend!

Playoffs this year will be on 9th and 10th of September, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield

Get the date in your diaries and keep an eye out for futher updates!

2022 Interest Survey

We are currently looking into running Five Nation Roller Derby events from approximately March/April 2022.

The format of these events are still in discussion, and will rely on the number and level of teams competing.

We have created a survey to help us get an understanding where teams are currently at in terms of training and numbers. This will help us see where we are as a whole and how we can help teams return to tournament play.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on

To take part in the survey, please click the link below:

2021 Patch

It’s almost the season for buying gifts and treating the ones you love, but we here at 5NRD believe you should treat yourself too.

What better way to spend your pennies than getting a brand new 2021 patch! You can’t leave an awkward gap on your hoodie or kit bag, so get a patch for “The Season That Never Was”.

Pre-orders are now being taken for a shipping date in December. Perfect timing for Christmas!

And to top it off, profits from the patch sales will go towards a charity or good cause (details tbc, watch this space for info).

So get your order in now, forget you ordered it, and be delightfully surprised when it drops through your letterbox!

Coronavirus Statement

Joint statement from UKRDA and British Championships

British Championships and the UKRDA have been working closely with WFTDA, MRDA and following advice from UK authorities to understand how we can best keep skaters, volunteers and spectators safe during this spread of Covid-19. We understand the UK Governments approach to delaying the spread and that social distancing is an important part of the strategy.

We are recommending that all leagues cancel or postpone all games planned from now until 3rd April. We understand this is a recommendation with financial impact and that leagues will need to contact their venue providers. We recommend that leagues cancel what they can, on timescales that work for your league.

British Championships will not issue a forfeit or any penalisation for cancelled games or events during this time. British Championships are actively working on contingency plans to minimise the disruption to the season. Assistance will be given to reschedule postponed games once the situation has improved.

Leagues should also review their training sessions and discuss with their skaters if training sessions should go ahead. All leagues should follow WFTDA advice on attendance requirements, hygiene policy and keep health and safety at the forefront at this time. Don’t come to training if you are ill but don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

We know how important the community aspect of roller derby is. Situations such as this make it more important we work together and at the same time make it harder for us to be together.

We are making these recommendations based on the best advice we have in a dynamic and changing situation. We will continue to monitor the situation, keep working with WFTDA, MRDA and other global and UK organisations to help keep UK Roller Derby safe.

Coronavirus Updates

We are following guidance from the government, which currently means it is business as usual. At this time, travel and events are not restricted. All British Champs games are going ahead as planned.

We encourage everyone to avoid post-game celebrations involving physical contact, such as high-fives, fist bumps, shaking hands, etc. Try to keep all physical contact outside of normal gameplay to a minimum where possible. Ensure you wash your hands before eating and drinking.

If you have a cold, flu symptoms, a new persistent cough, fever, or any of the symptoms of coronavirus, we advise you to follow the government’s advice – self-isolate and stay at home.

If you are unable or unwilling to attend an event that you are expected at, please contact the relevant people in as much time as possible. Let your team liaison, your head official, or British Champs know.

British Champs puts the health and safety of skaters, officials, volunteers, and fans above all else.

We will not penalise for any events that are cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus, and will assist with rescheduling.

Don’t forget to reach out to any members of the derby community that you know are self-isolating. Isolation can be a lonely and scary time, especially if they are feeling unwell.

We advise all leagues to read the WFTDA statement and advice regarding coronavirus, found here:

For more information and advice on dealing with the coronavirus, please visit the UK government resource:…/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-res…

The NHS website with information can be found here:

As the situation develops further, we will be sure to update you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch. You can message us via email to or use the contact form on the website.

Calling all Photographers

We need your help to share the excitement that is roller derby! If you are a photographer at British Championships events, we’d love to showcase your work on our social media channels and website.

To share your work with us, and to ensure we give full and proper credit, please complete this form.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

Sign up now for 2020

We are putting together the new 2020 season of British Champs now, and we have some exciting opportunities for you!

Sign up to play

If your league wants to play in Champs 2020, please submit the application form. We ask for one application per league. More information can be seen in the form itself.

Apply for Regional Head Official

This year, based on feedback, we’re changing how head officials work. If you’d like to apply for a Regional Head Official, click on the button below. More information can be found in the application form.

Join the British Champs team

We’re looking for a number of volunteers to help run British Champs in 2020. If you’re able to give your time and skills, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re recruiting for:

  • Admin Director
  • Diversity and Inclusion Director
  • Media Director
  • Head of Sponsorship
  • Designer
  • Scheduling Assistant
  • Shop Assistant
  • End of Year Awards Assistant

To apply, click the button below. You’ll find a document detailing the roles, along with an application form.

2019 Survey Results

2019 Survey Results

Every year, we post a survey for leagues, teams, players, officials, volunteers, and fans to fill out.

We at British Championships care what you think, and we take these end-of-season surveys seriously. It’s a chance for people to say how they feel the season went, things we can do better, and things we got right.

The results of this year’s survey are in. Click the link below to see the results and feedback, and where applicable, our comments.

If you’d like to send us a message about the survey, the results, or our comments, please let us know.

Skater Stats

We’ve uploaded the game day statistics for every British Championships game this season!

This means you can see exactly how well you, your friends, and your opponents, have performed this year.

If you’re a skater, we’d love to hear about your personal achievements. Have you topped a skater chart, or done something amazing you want to share? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

We have compiled a few interesting facts for you too:

  • 1162 Players across 70 teams (average 16.6 per team)
  • 13 duplicate names with 2 people per name
  • Division with the highest number of players – T2WS (100)
  • Division with the lowest number of players – T1MN (64)
  • Division with the highest average number of players per team – T2WW (18.6)
  • Division with the lowest average number of players per team – T2WN (14.4)
  • Team with the most number of players fielded over the year – LRGC (23)
  • Team with the least number of players fielded over the year – TEES and HARD (11)
  • Team with the highest average number of players fielded per game – NWO (8.5)
  • Team with the lowest average number of players fielded per game – HERF and SRT (2.6)
  • Team with the smallest roster for a game – BI and HERF (7)
  • Team with the largest average roster per game – GMRD, NWRD, DRHL and VV (15)
  • Team with the smallest average roster per game – TEES (8.25)
  • Team with the smallest roster to win a game – SRT and TEES (8)

Playoffs Volunteers Application

We are still recruiting for volunteers at the 2019 British Champs Playoffs.

We are looking for volunteers to help cover these essential roles:

  • General Crew & Stewards
  • Announcer
  • Entry & Registration
  • Raffle
  • Track Repair
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Twitter
  • Team Wranger

Playoffs will be held at Fenton Manor Sports Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent, on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September.

There will be eight games on each day, running approximately from 8am to 6pm on each day. All games will be full length WFTDA/MRDA “National” level games, involving teams from the following tiers:

  • Tier 1 WFTDA-side
  • Tier 2 WFTDA-side
  • Tier 1 MRDA-side

Applications close on Friday 30th August at 23:59.

If you have questions, please email for officials, and for crew.

To apply, click the button below.