Amsterdam Roller Derby was founded in 2009, the first league in the Netherlands. We are a group of strong athletic, ambitious and affable people from all walks of life with a mad passion for one thing: ROLLER DERBY!
We are a volunteer non-profit based sport and so everyone is a part of the running and organisation of our team. If you would like to help us out you could volunteer at a game, join our league as a skater, referee or NSO or of course you can donate!
In October 2013, Amsterdam was accepted as a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme, and Amsterdam became a full WFTDA member league in December 2014.
The team was founded as “Amsterdam Derby Dames”, in 2017 the organisation re-branded as “Amsterdam Roller Derby“.
The Amsterdam Roller Derby A team is a group of formidable skaters that are making their mark in European derby. Going from strength to strength this year’s players is working hard to train their skills, teamwork, track awareness and off-skate strength to put forward an A team that will push their opponents to their limits.
The All Stars have gained momentum and with a lot of hard work, this season they have gone from 52nd to 21st in Europe.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be in the team or coaching it? Contact us and we’ll let you know about the next team trials.
The Amsterdam Roller Derby B team was formed in 20… As the league grew and was able to challenge it’s skater at multiple levels so the BattleStars were born. In the 2016/2017 season the team was a force to reckon with, the skaters coming in from the Rookie Programme learnt the team tactics and the players bonded on and off track. In 2017/2018 the team rose from 322nd to 291st in the WFTDA flat track stats.
We love our BatlleStars, the team is a great place to grow your derby skills, get game experience and make some amazing friends. Want to join us? Send us an email and we’ll let you know about the next team trials.
The B team was renamed last this year following the rebranding of ADD to ARD and the stars were born! Think the team might be the right fit for you? Contact us about the next team trials or if you want to be part of the coaching team!
ARD has a healthy team of referees that support our team during trainings, scrimmages and games.
Our zebras keep us right, they teach us the particulars of rules especially when a new set is announced by the WFTDA it is so vital we stay up to date.
Any of our team that has tried to NSO knows full well that it isn’t an easy task. It requires focus and management and we are so lucky to have dedicated NSOs that are part of ARD.
Our flamingos are an integral part of our league and we hope they know how valued they are!
We are so proud that our announcers have been around the world losing their voices and showing off their stuff, including the Roller Derby World Cup! They are very pro-active in the derby community, and have encouraged teams to appreciate this role in our sport.