We're Shaking Things UP!
Dear friends and fans of Houston Roller Derby,
What an exciting way to end the 2017 season! After one of the closest, most-exciting battles we’ve seen in HRD history, the Psych Ward Sirens took home the season trophy over the Brawlers. Congratulations Sirens!
As we move forward into our 2018 season, we are excited to announce that we will be shaking up the rosters on our four home teams – the Brawlers, the Valkyries, the Psych Ward Sirens, and the Bayou City Bosses. This means some skaters will be returning, some will be skating in new colors, and a few will even be making their big debut as rookies starting in February!
Houston Roller Derby is proudly made up of skaters, volunteers and fans who are passionate about our league and the sport of flat track roller derby – we couldn’t exist without our amazing supporters! After much deliberation on how to handle the league’s growth for the 2018 season, our skaters, officials, and participating members have harmoniously decided that a bit of a shake up across all teams is the best way to give our fans an exciting twist, create new rivalries, and even out some of the skills so that we can continue to offer hard-hitting, nail-biting, competitive games. While we understand how difficult it is to see players drafted to new teams, our membership is unified behind this exciting, momentous direction for our league’s 2018 season – and we hope you are too!
In the coming weeks, you’ll see a few of our page rosters change with returning faces in old or new colors, and new, up-and-coming skaters who are ready for the challenge of a faster-paced game play. A handful of players will be returning to their existing teams, of course – and we’d love for you and the rest of our fans to join us at the Houston Roller Derby Bingo Fundraiser and Re-Draft Reveal on Thursday, October 19 at Heights Bier Garten to find out who these skaters will be!
In addition, we want to thank our fans, volunteers, skaters, officials, and members for your amazing support all of these year. Houston Roller Derby is collectively looking forward to making 2018 the most exciting season yet!