Auld Reekie Roller Girls is a not-for-profit, grassroots, flat track roller derby team based in Edinburgh. Founded in 2008, ARRG was the first Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) member in Scotland. We are a dynamic community that is supportive and inclusive in a competitive environment, in which skaters, officials and non-skating members can be the best they can be.
Being one of the pioneering leagues in Europe, we work tirelessly to contribute to the global development of roller derby. Through our training, coaching and by encouraging hundreds of people to participate and excel in our sport, our members better themselves physically and mentally. We strive to create fearless, formidable travel teams to compete locally and internationally at the highest levels. We are passionate individuals who work together to better the league, in the knowledge that we are part of a positive, unique and revolutionary movement.
ARRG are continually growing, and are always taking in new members. ARRG is a women’s roller derby league. This means that, in line with the WFTDA Gender Policy as a member of WFTDA, all those who identify as women, trans women, intersex women and/or gender-expansive may train and compete as skaters of ARRG if women’s flat track roller derby is the version and composition of roller derby with which they most closely identify. All genders may train as skating and non-skating officials, and join as non-skating members in other capacities.
The conversation around gender, and around equality generally, is an evolving one and as a league we strive to be open to learning, changing and growing.
See what all the fuss is about. Check out our Facebook calendar for upcoming games! These low-cost, family-friendly events combine fast-paced derby action with a colourful vendor hall and a diverse and welcoming crowd. Buy into a charity raffle, check out local craftspeople or indulge in a homemade cake between cheering on the teams. Trust us – you’ll be hooked.