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INTERESTED IN ROLLER DERBY?

Roller derby is a great sport and a fun way to get and keep fit! If you can already skate, that’s a bonus – if you can’t, we can teach you! If you don’t have kit, we can lend you some.

New people are always welcome; however, depending on our training schedule, some sessions may be more suitable than others, so please contact us beforehand. Our training sessions involve fitness, skating skills, gameplay and team strategy. All participants are expected to abide by our code of conduct and follow  instructions given by the coaches.

WHERE AND WHEN?

IPSWICH

Our Wednesday and Friday night sessions take place at Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich (get in touch for current times).

Photo by Martin and Dawn Quadling

BURY ST EDMUNDS

Our Monday and Thursday night sessions are held at CurveMotion in Bury St Edmunds (get in touch for current times), normally followed by a drink at the Three Kings!

Photo by Martin and Dawn Quadling

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Wear comfortable sports clothing (shorts or leggings and a short-sleeved t-shirt), and bring a bottle of water.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

Skaters wear quad skates (not rollerblades), knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, a mouth guard and a helmet. When you first start you are welcome to borrow kit from our second-hand stock (allocated on a first-come-first-served basis). You will need to buy your own mouthguard before you can start contact gameplay. Once you have decided to take up roller derby you will need to invest in your own skates, helmet and pads. All our team members will be happy to advise you on information you might need in making your selections.

COST?

Your first session is free, after which cost is £5 per session. You can join as a member if you choose to, which is £25 per month, or under £3 per session. Membership entitles you to vote on any club matters and make you eligible for team selection.

NOT SURE FULL-CONTACT SKATING IS FOR YOU?

Alongside the team members we also have opportunities for people to train as referees, which demands just as high a level of skating ability, but requires less contact work and more detailed knowledge of rules. To support the team we also have Non-Skating Officials (NSOs), who help with all aspects of the game including timing and scoring. Referees and NSOs attend for free.

COMMUNICATION

Most of our communication is via private Facebook groups; if you come for a taster session and want to keep in touch, make sure you are added to a group to keep up with our news and access further information about SRD and general advice.

Sign me up!

Great! Drop us a line, or come to one of our events and say hello!