Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Hertfordshire Roller Derby

Today we talked to Nicky Adkins from the Hertfordshire Roller Derby. Roller derby is a fast-paced, full-contact sport for the over 18's played on the more 'traditional' quad roller-skates

Two teams of five skate together, anti-clockwise around an oval track. A point scorer from each team attempts to continually lap the pack, scoring a point for each opposing girl she passes.

Originally played in the US in the 1920s, the sport has seen a huge revival in the past decade, arriving here in the UK in 2006.

Roller derby is a predominantly female sport, although men's leagues are emerging and men can also get involved by becoming referees and officials.

Roller derby is the fastest growing sport for females right now, with 40+ teams in the UK.

If you want to join the Hertfordshire Roller Derby please contact them first on their e-mail

They train on Saturdays at Birchwood Leisure Centre 2pm -4pm

You can find more information on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring us today! We'd love to welcome more skaters to the team, and do have kit for hire, so if anyone's interested, please come along, even if you'd just like to watch for a session and get a feel for it. We've got a lovely bunch of ladies just waiting to cheer you on!