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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.


  • Aerobic exercise that will improve cardiovascular fittness


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.


  • In 1948, Roller Derby debuted on New York television

Find Roller Derby Activities Near You

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National Governing Bodies

British Roller Sports Federation

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Hot Wheel Roller Derby

Roller derby is a full contact roller skating sport played predominantly by women on quad roller skates (not inlines). Over 18's only. Men can join and learn to skate, and train to referee the game here at Hot Wheel. We have a fully qualified skate coach

Halifax Bruising Banditas

The first roller derby team to hit the Calderdale and Kirklees area, the league was formed to give women ages 18 and up access to one of the fastest growing, most exciting contact sports in the world.

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Leeds Roller Dolls

We are Yorkshire's first roller derby club, established in October 2007. We encompass a recreational league (Wrecking Brawls), competitive league (Leeds Roller Dolls), junior league (The Doll Factory : ages 8-18) and work with our brother leage, Leeds' o

Wakey Wheeled Cats

Wakey Wheeled Cats is Wakefield's roller derby team. Formed in 2009, we currently have over 40 members and are always welcoming new skaters and referees.

Sheffield Steel Junior Rollers

Sheffield Steel Junior Rollers, Sheffield's first co-ed Junior Roller Derby team, for kids aged between 8-17 years old

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls are Sheffield's first women's flat rack roller derby league.

Better York

Better York Partnership. Delivering Leisure Centre services in York.

ALL IN: Community Roller Derby

ALL IN is a not-for-profit based in Bradford (UK) with the fundamental goal of making roller derby available to the local community.

In addition to running programmes for the local BD community, we run multi-level roller derby classes across Yorkshir

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