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Roller Derby

British Roller Sports Federation

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Roller Derby Beginner Sessions

Sunday 17th February

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


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The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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