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Roller Derby

British Roller Sports Federation

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What is Roller Derby?

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

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


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.


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  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood LSA
  • County Sport Network
    O&W LSA
  • Active Rutland