RollerCity Training Schedule: Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm Age: Must be 18 or over Experience: None - Female & Male Skaters, Referee & non-skating members welcomed If you would like to join please email as this is a closed session
Hertfordshire’s first roller derby league was founded in 2010 by a small group of
like-minded woman. The league is now made up of over 30 full-time members and is
constantly developing and expanding.
Hell’s Belles Roller Girls is the name of the league’s A team. The Belles bout against
other leagues on a regular basis - keep an eye on the league website or social sites
for details of upcoming events. Public bouts are family friendly and exciting to
watch - your local roller girls would love your support!
Roller derby is known for it’s refreshingly inclusive and friendly culture and the
sport attracts people from all walks of life. To give the game even more colour,
derby players often take on quirky alter ego names and derby persona. Hertfordshire
Roller Derby (HRD) members range in age from 18 to mid 40’s, both female and male,
and we come in all shapes and sizes – there is no such thing as a ‘regular’ derby
Feel free to contact the league using email@example.com if you would like any further
information or if you are interested in getting involved in any way – there are off-skates
Roller derby is a competitive, athletic, contact sport played on quad roller skates.
It is one of eight sports currently under consideration for inclusion in the 2020
Olympics. The game is high energy and exhilarating to watch.
A game (bout) is played on an oval shaped track; it consists of 2 x 30 minute periods.
Each period is made up of lots of mini games that are called ‘jams’ and each jam
can last up to 2 minutes.
At the start of each jam five players from each team are sent to the track - 1 jammer
and 4 blockers.
The jammers are the only skaters that can score points. The blockers play defense
A jammers job is to skate through both teams of blockers as quickly as they can.
Blockers will help their own jammer through the pack of skaters, but they will also
work to stop the opposing jammer from passing. Skaters are able to use their hips
and shoulders to block opposing skaters or to force them out of play. There are many
safety rules to abide by.
Once a jammer has passed through the pack of blockers, they sprint around the track
to lap the pack and then make their way through again. From their second pass onwards,
the jammer can score a point for each opposing blocker they pass.
At the end of a jam, each team has 30 seconds to field another set of 5 skaters and
then it all starts again. At the end of the bout the team with the most points wins.