Get the wheels rolling now! If you’re new to skating, head over to the Zero to Hero page, or contact our training manager and let them know you’re interested. This is the internet equivalent of you giving us a suggestive wink or an alluring glance and we can’t stress enough, NO previous experience required. We’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Some frequently asked questions by those wanting to join the world of roller derby.
A: Yes. You might think these attributes are negative ones, but they can be altered or become a positive. Roller derby is for everyone. Read this blog post
by our very own Nyte Owl explaining what she has gained from her roller derby experience so far.
A: Yes. We will teach you. Most of the people currently skating in MRD’s teams had never skated before. Everyone has to start somewhere – all we need from you is determination!
A: Sessions cost £5. They include kit hire and free parking.
A: Just bring yourself. We have equipment. It’s best to give it a go and decide whether or not it is for you before splashing out on equipment. If you do get to the point where you are feeling more serious about the sport and want to get your own kit – have a look at this blog post
from Nyte Owl about roller derby equipment. She’s a very informative sort!
A: Something that you will be comfortable in. You will probably get very sweaty (we do!) and you need lots of room for leg movement – so jeans and jumpers are not recommended. Shorts or leggings and vest tops or t-shirts are your best bet.
If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here, jog on over to our facebook page and ask the kindly folks there for advice. They’ll be more than happy to help.