so what is roller derby?
Roller Derby, as most perceive it, has changed dramatically since the entertainment sport of theatrical dives and over the top showmanship.
These days, Roller Derby is a sport that requires discipline, agility, endurance and strength, all while having 8 wheels strapped to your feet!
The Derby world is still largely female populated, however there is ever increasing interest from Men who are keen to move away from the traditional male role of refereeing and become competitive within the sport. There is now a Mens League and many Competitions and Tournaments are now opting for Co-ed Bouts.
Roller Derby is one of the most inclusive sports in the world, with strong support for the LGBTQ+ community and Co-Ed training and teams now becoming the norm.
Watch this short video from WFTDA to find out more about Roller Derby and how it is played!