1. mainland misfits

mainland misfits

in Cloverdale, British Columbia

In October 2010, a group of pre-existing skaters joined forces to create the Mainland Misfits Roller Derby Association. Brought together by our shared passion for North America's fastest growing sport, and inspired by our fellow skaters to create a positive athletic environment open to both men and women, we set up shop in Cloverdale, British Columbia, and shortly thereafter joined our men's and women's teams under one roof as we set out to change the face of local roller derby.

Our skaters are drafted onto three house teams: our two female teams, the Anarchy Angels and Doomsday Bunnies; and our men's team, the Vancouver Murder. As of autumn 2011 we have also started our first 'Raw Talent' recruitment, and are well on our way to having new skaters join our ranks in the coming seasons. We would be nothing without our fantastic referees as well, who are affectionately known as the 'Mob', keeping us in line with rules, regulations and safety on all accounts. There would be no gameplay without them.

Not only are our skaters and refs fantastic amateur athletes, they are people just like you. Our players are made up of people from all walks of life, skill levels, careers and backgrounds, but we all share one common desire to play the sport, have fun doing it, and provide great entertainment! Variety is the spice of life and our all men's, all women's, and co-ed events keep you on the edge of your seat. This isn't your Ma and Pa's derby. From our exciting games, to our themed events and ever-changing half time shows, you've never seen derby like this. None of our events are 'staged'. True sport and excitement for the senses.

Along with our love for derby, we the members come together to keep our league alive. We are responsible for putting our events together from beginning to end, fundraising for charities, helping out in our community, and supporting other leagues in any way that we can. We pay to play, and are committed to providing our fans with the fullest roller derby experience that we possibly can.

The Mainland Misfits website