What is Roller Derby?
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction (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. The teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own jammer—in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously.
All of our bouts are played in accordance with the WFTDA rules. All of our referees and NSO's are proficient in the rules and we encourage all of our members (especially our skaters) to try to know the rules inside out aswell, in order to make them better derby players.
For more information on the WFTDA please visit their site:
http://wftda.com (clicking the image adjacent will also take you there)
The United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) exists to lobby for and promote the sport of roller derby in the UK. We aim to help drive the growth, expertise and recognition of the sport, whilst supporting and encouraging our members to develop and grow individually into strong, athletic leagues.
BBHR are proud members of UKRDA, and we strongly feel that it is important for all new leagues to join so that the sport can continue to grow and flourish, in order to promote the awesome athletes that take part in this fantastic sport.
For more information about the UKRDA please visit their site:
http://ukrda.org.uk (clicking the logo adjacent will also take you there)