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Overall, there are 90 leagues in the UK. By region within England, there are 18 in the south, 5 in the east, 16 in the midlands, 18 in the north. Wales has 11, Scotland 21, and Northern Ireland 1.
Of these leagues, 40 have yet to contest a bout. 20 are just starting, 20 with a few through min skills/some mixed scrimmage experience.
Fully 50 leagues have bouted at least once in the last 12 months, and 26 contested more than 5. The average bouting league contested 6.85 bouts in 2012.
A total of 322 team-bouts were contested, meaning if both teams in a bout were in the UK, that bout is counted as 2. A total of 128 bouts and tournaments were hosted in 2012.
The average audience size was 217, with the highest attendance estimated at 1000 for a single bout!!
There are 1920 skaters through min skills, and 1557 fresh meat! That means that the UK is almost 45% fresh meat.
The average league, thus, has just under 22 skaters through min skills, and just over 17 on their way.
Women's A-teams are a part of 64 leagues, B-teams 23, and C-teams 3. Men's A-teams are part of 14 and B-teams part of 1 in 2012. Co-ed teams are a part of 4 leagues.
There are 313 referees and 534 NSOs and non-skating team staffs.
Growth over time