Roller Derby is the perfect way to get fit in the New Year. It’s fun, fast paced and action packed. Two hours of roller derby alone can burn 900+ calories .
Swindon Roller Derby is looking for women, 18+ to start our Fresh Meat training programme starting in January.
We’re also looking for referees and non-skating officials. These can be guys or girls, who perhaps don’t want to take up a contact sport but are still captivated by Roller Derby.
Our Fresh Meat skaters train at Highworth Rec (SN6 7DD) every Thursday 7pm to 8pm and at Link Centre in West Swindon (SN5 7DL) every Tuesday 8-9pm. We offer the first training session as a “free taster” session.
Swindon Roller Derby has grown in a year from just a handful of members to 35 plus skaters. The league is made up of women from varied backgrounds – mums, students, teachers, nurses, civil servants, business professionals, scientists, care workers, retail- and skaters range in age from 18 to 40+.
Swindon Roller Derby has a real community spirit; the league is skater owned and skater run, all of our skaters help to run the league and there is a wide social scene attached to the league; it’s a great way to make new friends!
Roller Girls usually choose to skate under a skate name/pseudonym such as Sweet Mary Hell, Maria Shoveherover, Quality Feet, Xixi Stomp, Cath Kicksum, Cleo Batter’her and Slam Halen – see what they look like here.
Roller Derby is a unique sport in that whilst it has lots of fun aspects like skate names it is also very athletic with our Rail Road Rebels team training three times a week on skates plus more hours off skates.
Swindon Roller Derby is also getting national attention as our main team. In 2012 the teams has booked bouts against Oxford Roller Derby, Cardiff Roller Collective, Wolverhampton Honour Rollers, Milton Keynes Concrete Cows and Swansea Slayers.
Roller Derby was recognised as an official sport in 2011 and the sport is now considered the fastest growing women’s physical recreation in the UK with over 70 leagues across the country. The London Roller Girls have been flying the flag internationally and have just been voted The Most Improved League and have had one of their bouts voted “Bout of the Year” in a global poll (Derby News Network). The first Roller Derby World Cup was held in Toronto in December where Team England came third.
For more information prospective skaters and refs can contact us at email@example.com