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Sun, 14 May


High Wycombe

FREE Roller Derby Taster Session

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FREE Roller Derby Taster Session
FREE Roller Derby Taster Session

Time & Location

14 May 2023, 11:15

High Wycombe, Cressex School

About the event

Want to learn how to play an awesome team sport on roller skates? Our next roller derby taster  session is on Sunday 14th May and it's free to attend!



Our taster sessions  are divided into 3 parts.

1 - First, you'll get  to watch a short demonstration from the team on what the sport looks like to  play.

2 - Then, you'll get  some skates on your feet and learn some basic skills to get you rolling.

3 - And finally, you'll  get to try out 'Sock Derby'! Where you have a go at playing Roller Derby, but  in your trainers!

Once you've secured  your spot for the taster session, please arrive promptly at 11.15am, outside  Cressex Community School. We'll do signing in and kitting up from that time,  ready to start skating at 11.30am. The session itself is 3 hours and will  finish at 2.30pm.



This is a taster session running ahead of our 11-week Learn to Skate course. To book your place on the free taster session OR sign up for the 11-week course straight away,  please email ASAP.  We have a limit on capacity and we don't want you to miss out!



Roller Derby is a  fast paced, full contact sport played on quad roller skates. Trust us, you'll  be hooked in no time.

While it's a niche  sport still growing in the UK, particularly rebuilding after the global  pandemic, Roller Derby in general has an amazing, inclusive community across  the world.

If you want a taste  of what it looks like, there's a showcase tournament at Wycombe Leisure Centre  on the 27th and 28th August, hosted by Five Nations Roller Derby. Big Bucks  High Rollers is playing on the Sunday!

Our team is WFTDA  affiliated and welcomes all women, non-binary and gender-expansive people  comfortable skating on a women’s team. If you are not sure if this is for you,  please don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification.



We will help you  grow from Bambi-on-ice to Bad Ass in just 11 weeks!

Here's some quick  info about our upcoming 11 week New Skaters course:

  • 1 hour session  every Sunday morning
  • 21st May - 30th July 2023 (No training on  18th June)
  • All fitness levels  are welcome
  • No previous skating  experience needed
  • All kit will be  provided!
  • £39.99 course fee (roughly £3.60 a session!)

For each session,  skaters will need to arrive at 11.15am for kitting up, to begin skating at  11.30am and end at 12.30pm. Our Main League team training starts at 12.30pm  and you are welcome to stay and watch!

The cost of the  course includes:

  • Full kit hire during Sunday training sessions (excluding mouth guard) for the duration of the 11 week course
  • Access to all 11 BBHR New Skaters sessions
  • Off-skates access to advanced skater sessions
  • Entry to all of BBHR’s  closed door games
  • Access to a dedicated new skaters (aka rookies) WhatsApp group to keep in touch with your fellow skaters
  • Invitations to all of our upcoming social events

During the course  our dedicated Rookie Coaches will take you through the basics of this  empowering sport. You will gain balance and confidence on your skates and  start working towards building the skills you need to join the team. At the  end of the course you'll get to take part in a 'Graduation Scrim'! Celebrating  everything you've learnt and putting into practice alongside your fellow  Rookie Grads.

PLEASE NOTE: You  must be over 18 years of age to take part, we currently do not have a Junior  League for under-18's. We ask all skaters to follow COVID guidance and do not  attend if they have any COVID symptoms. Keeping you safe is really important  to us.

We can’t wait to  see you all on track!




If you choose to  join the team after the course, you can become a League Member! We are a grass  roots team with no sponsorship. To keep BBHR rolling, we all contribute £40  subs per month to cover our training venue costs and insurance. We train every  Sunday at Cressex Community School and every other Wednesday at Wycombe  Leisure Centre!

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