Roller derby

Roller derby

Throw on your skates and give roller derby a go! Avoid getting knocked down, if you can.

Roller derby is a full contact sport played by two teams of up to 14 players and requires strategy. You’ll need to try and overlap the other team while focusing on your balance and speed. Both teams play offense and defence at the same time, trying to increase their team’s position while blocking the other team.


Working as a team is paramount. Also, keep your body low if you find yourself losing balance.


  • Teamwork
  • Aerobic workout
  • Improved balance
  • Tactical thinking

What you need

Rollers skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards and mouthguard.

Roller derby organisations

Similar options

Ice hockey, roller blading, ice skating, skating, inline speed skating or skateboarding.