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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

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National Governing Bodies

British Roller Sports Federation

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
brsf@btinternet.com

The Birmingham Blitz Dames

Birminghams longest running roller derby league.

We compete regularly in bouts and tournaments of varying levels of skill.