Who Are We?
Team Scotland is made up of the best eligible skaters from all the leagues across the UK. After competitive tryouts, our Training Squad was formed in July 2016. After a gruelling few months of training, a tournament, and a selection game, the final top 20 team was selected in February 2018. The team is now gearing up for the Roller Derby World Cup, hosted by Rainy City, in Manchester in February 2018. This will be the 3rd world cup following the 2011 Blood and Thunder world cup in Toronto, Canada, and the 2014 Blood and Thunder world cup, Dallas, USA.
What Is Roller Derby
Roller derby is a predominantly female full contact sport played on quad roller skates. Teams of 5 players skate on an oval track, where the designated ‘Jammer’ scores points by passing the ‘blockers’ of the opposing team. A game is made up of 2 30 minute halves, that are further subdivided into jams, each jam is a maximum of 2 minutes in length with the lead jammer, that’s the 1st of the jammers to pass through the pack of blockers cleanly, having the option to call of the jam to prevent the other jammer from scoring points.
Preparations for the World Cup 2018
Stay tuned to keep yourselves updated on all of Team Scotland’s news and events that are happening over the next 10 months leading up to December. You can also find out more on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Exciting times ahead!!
How to Get Involved in Roller Derby
Just check out what leagues are close to your area and give them a shout to find out when their next Fresh Meat is. – List of Scottish Leagues.
Intake days in Scotland are often cross posted on the Scottish Roller Derby Blog.
To find out more about how roller derby, check out WFTDA:
Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body of women’s flat track roller derby. This website will introduce you to our organization and member leagues, educate you on the rules of roller derby, and provide information on how to join this forward-thinking organization. WFTDA.com is also your best source for roller derby tips and advice, as well as the most up-to-date news and information about flat track roller derby tournaments and rankings.