If you live in (or near) Cambridge and the idea of skating around at high speed knocking other girls over, inventing a violent alter ego for yourself and doing it all in fishnets appeals, we understand. In fact, we encourage these impulses and we’d like to meet you.
If you think all this sounds ace, but you had the misfortune to be born male, then take heart – you can still be involved. We’re also recruiting referees to make sure we don’t elbow each other in the face (amongst other things), so we want to hear from you too.
If you think roller derby could be the sport for you, then here’s what you do:
Get in touch email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to answer your questions, and we’d love to have you come and watch a training session.
Come and meet us: We can let you know when we’re training so you can come and see what it’s all about. We have potential new recruits coming to training most weeks. We’ll explain what we’re up to, answer any questions you have, and give you more information to take home. Roller derby is a full contact sport and although we’re very careful with beginners, you do skate at your own risk. Watching, however, is completely safe.
Come and skate with us: Once you’ve been to watch and decided you can’t resist the feel of the wheel, you can come to your first training session – for free! Be aware, you will need full protective gear before we’ll let you on the track. We have some kit we can loan you to start out with, and we’ll give you a full kit list when you meet us. We make sure anyone new is taught the basics and looked after, and we’ll assess your skills and make sure you’re doing drills you can participate in safely.
We take safety very seriously, and we will ask you to fill in a medical form and sign a disclaimer before you can skate. We’re also very serious about respect for one another and the ethics of our league, so all participating skaters will be asked to read and sign our code of conduct.
Whether you’re thinking HELL YES or um, I want to but I’m a bit scared, get in touch. We don’t bite.