How do I join?
Central City Roller Girls have dedicated practices for all levels of skaters. We currently have newbie sessions every Monday and weekend and you can join at any time. The first session is completely free and we will even provide hire equipment (although we encourage you to get your own mouth guard!) If you have your own equipment (skates, helmet, knee/elbow/wrist pads, helmet, etc.) you can bring this with you. After your first session and until you join the league as a full member you can pay-as-you-go at £5.00 a session. This gets two hours of skating time plus the use of skates, helmet, pads.
Please email us on email@example.com if you are interested in learning to play, referee or be a non skating official. If you want to borrow kit, please let us know as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
What can I expect in my first session?
For the first session we recommend bringing a drink and wearing something comfortable you can move around in. In the initial session you’ll get to meet some of the coaches and other girls/guys that skate. All coaches have passed minimum skills (required to play or referee Roller Derby) and will teach you all the basics you need to begin your Roller Derby career. We teach you skills, falls, endurance, stops, glides, everything you need to become an awesome skater and get involved in a great game! Plus we also have a good laugh too.
But I’m embarrassed I’m not fit enough/might fall over/not cool enough.
Falling over is part of learning! Every skater has fallen, and even the most advanced skater still falls – it’s part of the game. Roller Derby prides itself on being an all-inclusive sport which you can take up at any stage in your adult life, as for everything else you don’t know till you try! The only restriction we have is that you must be over 18.
Where is the venue for practices?
Monday night noobie practies are usually held at Moseley School Health and Fitness Centre.
Weekend and other weekday practices are often at Doug Ellis Sports Centre (Perry Barr, BCU Campus) but can vary so make sure you get in touch with us if you are thinking of attending!
Please ensure you email us on firstname.lastname@example.org prior to attending a practice if new so we can make sure we have all the kit and coaches on hand to help you in your first session.
If you can’t find a venue, or are worrying about finding it on public transport just let us know, we may be able to find a friendly rollergirl to carpool with you or join an elite bus catching force.
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