Liverpool Roller Birds is the city’s first ever roller derby league! We flew into existence in November 2009, offering women of all shapes, sizes and skating abilities, the opportunity to take up roller derby.
Our training suits skaters of all abilities and we encourage those who have never skated before to give it a go. All that we ask is that you are ready to learn!
Our league currently has two teams:
- A team: Sisters of Mersey
- B team: Yellow Shovemarines
Both teams regularly play at home and away against other leagues.
We also have two intraleague teams:
- Blue Meanies
- Thrilla Blacks
Our intraleague teams don’t currently play in public.
We welcome new members from all walks of life and encourage them to learn how to play, have fun and enjoy being part of our Roller Bird family.
Read our visions and values, to find out more about our team ethos and goals.
What is roller derby?
Originating in America, it is a contact sport played between two teams of women skaters on a flat oval indoor track who battle it out to score points.
As a fast and furious contact sport, the game is for 18s and over. In a game, each team sends five of their players onto the track, comprising four ‘blockers’ and a point-scoring ‘jammer’.
The aim of the jammer is to score points by passing each blocker from the opposing team while lapping the track. For each blocker she passes, she scores a point.
The aim of the blockers is to help their jammer get around the track and to stop the other team’s jammer from scoring. This often includes slowing the jammer down or knocking them over.
The video below features London Roller Girls and has a good explanation of the game!
Want to join? Get in touch!
Contact us if you want to find out more – go to our contact page for details and say hello.