It was AMAZING.
I’m not one for sport spectating on the weekends, but this was different, and I now consider myself a sport fan! If you don’t know what roller derby is (like me before Saturday!) it is a skating sport which involves two teams of girl skaters literally full-contact battling it out to push past each other and score points. There is a lot more to it, but the gist is that its fast-paced, knock ’em dead, full-impact, sport and with the cheering crowd and 90’s punk songs blaring from the speakers who wouldn’t love it? It was less Mean Girls and more GO Girl! with such a great atmosphere and smiles all round. We drank cider, wore London Roller Girls baseballs caps and cheered until our lungs hurt… and the best bit… the victory circles the girls do afterwards when the whole crowd jumps down onto the court to high-five the teams as they fly past!
Look for a roller derby in your area and get involved, it could just be your new favourite sport!
Become a fan: LondonRollerGirls.com!