Becoming a Rookie with BRD

‘Wanna join?’ The flyer on my notice board had been screaming at me for almost a year before I actually worked up the courage to go along to one of the drop in sessions run by Bristol Roller Derby. My introduction to derby is one shared by many… I’d seen the film ‘Whip It’, thought it looked like fun, then happened to start working with someone who actually played the little known sport… In Bristol no less! I went to a bout in December 2014, and was instantly hooked! This is where I was handed the aforementioned flyer that proceeded to taunt me for almost a year.

The most recent team of rookies at their first bout. Image courtesy of Harriet Farren.

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