Reason 9: Because it’s roller derby!
And if that wasn’t convincing enough for you, here are some quotes that may help:
“Tights, hotpants, skates and some violence… Perfect Saturday afternoon viewing.” – No Pain No Elaine
“I think roller derby is great because everyone is included ” – Meager Tron (Portsmouth Scurvy Dog)
“The best sort of exercise- when you’re having so much fun you don’t realise you’ve sweated your butt off” – Connie Stitch-Up
“The other amazing thing about it is the respect for all other teams. There’s no aggressive rivalry like in some mainstream sports” – No Pain No Elaine
“You don’t just join a sport, you join a family (very cheesy but that’s how it feels!!)” – Rollschach (Portsmouth Scurvy Dog)
“It allows everyone of all backgrounds / abilities to participate without judgment or discrimination ” – No Pain No Elaine
“Because we are all equal. Doesn’t matter what we pee out of, what country we are from, religion, sexuality or size. Roller derby is love, peace and unity!” – Peggy Peril
“Roller Derby is a perfect spectator sport- there’s tactics, hard hits, and a load of women going all out for glory for their home cities!” – R.I.P. McMurphy
“Because, as demonstrated above, it means different things to different people (some for the serious side of the sport, others for a way to keep fit/have fun/learn new things etc.) but we’re all united as a group of people accepted in doing something we enjoy, for whatever reason.” – No Pain No Elaine
24th May 2014, Havant Leisure Centre, doors open 1:30, first whistle 2:00!
PRW A vs Harbour Harlots, PRW B vs Bath Roller Derby Girls
Previously: reason 8: The stalls
Stay tuned for reason 10: Because we’ve given you enough reasons