Early in 2011, two teams formed independent of each other: the Gold Miners’ Daughters and the Dark Angels.

The two teams were brought together by small groups of people who wanted to bring this incredible, fast paced, hard hitting and entertaining sport to Timmins.  Both the GMDs and the Dark Angels started with dryland training until they bought skates and protective gear.  The GMDs and Dark Angels practiced separately for the remainder of the summer.   The 14 fearless GMDs skaters progressed quickly from wobbly kneed skaters to hard hitting, fast derby players! That summer they entered into a tournament in Toronto called the Fresh and Furious, taking the win over many other more experienced teams, shocking all that watched!

The two teams decided to combine forces in the fall of that year.  From this amalgamation the Gold City Roller Girls league was born.  It also meant that some of the skaters did not return the next season and there were only enough skaters to have one home team – the GMDs.

It was in 2014 that the 6 leagues in Northeastern Ontario came together to help keep derby alive in the North and created Northeastern Ontario Roller Derby (NORD), an association that would include the teams from Cochrane, Kirkland Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury,  Temiskaming, and Timmins. Together they have worked together to support one another, help each learn and grown and keep Roller Derby strong in the North. In 2016 the Thunder Bay league joined the NORD family.

The GMDs are always growing and looking for new skaters, referees, coaches, trainers, volunteers and fans. We courage everyone to check out a practice, scrimmage or game not only here in Timmins but throughout the North.   Help us keep Roller Derby strong in the north and support your GMDs

 

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