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Roller Derby

Roller Derby is an all-girl contact sports. It's fierce, feisty, fast paced and fun.

An Overview of Roller Derby

Two teams of 5 skaters battle it out for position over a series of "jams" which last up to 2 minutes. Four "blockers" on each team and one "jammer". The jammer's job is to score points. After her initial pass through the "pack" of blockers, a jammer will score one point each time she passes a member of the opposing team. The blockers attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer — playing both offense and defence simultaneously.

The game ends after the period clock runs out, and the team with the most points wins.

Benefits

  • Aerobic exercise that will improve cardiovascular fittness

Equipment

Players skate on four-wheeled roller skates, and are required to wear protective equipment, including a helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and mouth guards.

Facts

  • In 1948, Roller Derby debuted on New York television

Find Roller Derby Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Roller Sports Federation

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Cromer Sports Centre

Here at the Cromer Sports Centre you can enjoy a huge range of activities in our sports hall and on our outdoor artificial pitch.

Norwich inline hockey club

we are a new senior inline roller hockey team. The first of it's kind in Norfolk, we are a mixture of ice, inline and recreational skaters, we have come together to promote inline roller hockey in Norfolk with the aim to play at a competitive level.

Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre

Offering a whole host of sports and activities, Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre is dedicated to helping the local community get more active.

Sprowston Community High School

We provide school facilities for wider community use during evenings, weekends and school holidays, when not being used by our students.