Just a few of the questions we get asked…
Is there a ball?
There is no ball. Points are scored by passing players of the opposite team.
Is it the same as rollerball?
There are no balls, motorbikes or ramps.
Do you fall over?
Yes, but we are fully padded on knees, elbows, wrist, head and mouth and we bounce right back up (because we’re ‘AARD!)
What’s that bruise on your arm?
These are my “derby kisses” and I’m very proud of them. I hope they get bigger and more purple so I can show them to my friends.
Are you allowed to punch each other?
Is it like Whip It?
Whip It is a great movie, based on roller derby that has been brilliant at drawing attention to the sport. But it’s not totally accurate!!
Do you need to be a brilliant skater?
We run a course to teach you everything you need to know. You don’t even need to have skated before, we start with the basics.
Is it just for women?
Our team is a women’s team. But we encourage men to skate with us and train as referees.