What is Roller Derby?
Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. The flat track version of the sport evolved in 2001, and has quickly grown to encompass more than 400 leagues worldwide. Roller Derby is gender inclusive and attracts a spectrum of individuals from all walks of life.
This full contact sport is played by two teams of five members roller skating in counter-clockwise around a track. Game play consists of a series of short match ups (jams) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team.
Women and Men’s flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the nation. There are now 31 Roller Derby Leagues in NSW and over 130 women's, men's, co-ed and junior leagues nationally. The Victorian Roller Derby League (VRDL) is currently ranked 1st in the world after winning the Hydra during the 2017 WFTDA Championships held in Philadelphia last year.