Richter City Roller Derby was established in 2007
by a group of women who decided that Wellington needed a piece of the
international roller derby revival.
After nearly two years of hard work recruiting,
training and fundraising, Richter City was launched onto the Wellington
sports calendar in March 2009 with its first exhibition bout “The
Grudgemaker” at the Wellington Basketball Association.
RCRD quickly outgrew its initial venue, shifting
to the TSB Bank Arena to complete its first competitive season, as well
as hosting New Zealand’s first inter-city roller derby bout “Skate
Highway One” in December against Auckland’s Pirate City
In total over 4000 tickets were sold for roller
derby bouts in Wellington in 2009, demonstrating the growing appetite
for a new kind of sport.
So far 2010 has been another huge year for RCRD.
The league is growing, with more than 50 members.