The Capital City Hooligans was established in September of 2012 as a competitive, full-contact men’s flat track roller derby team. The mission of the Capital City Hooligans to establish, develop, sustain, and grow the sport of roller derby in the central Illinois area, while raising monies for charitable organizations in need of funding. We place a high value on personal character, community involvement, and dedication to our sport. The Capital City Hooligans does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political background, or personal views.
A few months of just hitting each other on roller skates. A fews months of learning the basics. A few months of really hitting the strategy side of the game. By the 2013 season the Hooligans were ready to shoot right out of the gate. After a 6 bout season, including playing the St. Louis GK’s B-Keepers and attending our first tournament (Midwest DerbyFest), the Hooligans finished with a 3-3 record. Not a bad start.
Season 2 (2014) would not slow down. The Hooligans set out to play some of the toughest teams in MRDA, including Battering Rams, Race City Rebels, Southern Discomfort, and Your Mom Men’s Roller Derby.
On March 3, 2014 Capital City Hooligans was announced, with 2 other leagues, and the newest members of the Men’s Roller Derby Association, expanding the number of member leagues to 44 internationally.
The Hooligans got their first dose of international roller derby when we hosted Southern Discomfort on May 13th, 2014. Several tough bouts followed. Our season came to a close hosting a triple header with CBR and YMRD. The final game of our 9 bout season was against the now 3 time MRDA Champions, Your Mom Men’s Roller Derby. Our record for the season definitely shows the caliber of teams we pit ourselves against. It was a long and hard fought season.
With the 2015 season quickly approaching we are looking to play teams closer to our rank level and really showcase everything we learned playing up with the greats during the 2014 season. It should be a good one!!!
Hooligans History – As of January 11, 2015
Written By: Impale Ale