Who we are:
We are an all female roller derby team based around the Durham City area. With just nine skating members when we were founded in February 2014, our league has quickly grown after a period of successful recruitment. Our mission is to foster competition, teamwork, personal skill, and sportsmanship; and we are committed to the development of roller derby as a sport, our league, and our skaters.
Why we need funding:
We have been selected to compete in the British Roller Derby Champs 2016 in the Tier 4 Local North division. We're super excited for an opportunity like this, given we're such a young team!
However, it does mean we need to get our skaters, support team, and Non-Skating Officials to three games outside of our home county:
- Aberdeen: 20 February 2015
- Blackpool: 9 April 2015
- Halifax: 7/8 May 2015
AND, we are also HOSTING Co. Durham's very first home game on 12 March 2015!!
What we need funding to cover:
- Travel & Accommodation costs for our team to get to three away games
- Help covering the cost of our home game (venue hire, St Johns Ambulance, sound equipment, programmes, tape for the track, penalty tracking boards, and a few other bits and pieces that will really help us out on the day)
Want to know more about roller derby??
Roller derby is a fast paced full contact team sport played on quad skates. Each team skates around an elliptical track trying to score as many points as possible. Teams have 1 jammer (who scores the points) and 4 blockers (who try and stop the opposing jammer) on the track at a time (except when serving penalties). As the jammer skates around the track, they score points for every blocker they pass. It gets a bit more complicated, but that's the basics! Live games are often family friendly and loads of fun. If you want to learn more about the sport, try the wikipedia page, or watching the series of videos done by the BBC recently.