Coventry Roller Derby (CRD)
Roller Derby is a full contact sport played on roller skates. Its an official sport, originating in the USA, played by many member leagues in local organised bouts and a UK Championship. It plays using the WFTDA rules.
The Coventry team (CRD) has been active since 2014 and comprises over 30 active members and a full bout team. Training happens weekly and there is often intake for new members. The league is run by volunteer coordinators who bring a wide range of skills to managing and running the league and making everyone feel part of a community.
Roller Derby is a great way to keep fit and active and make new friends. CRD is open to all female identifying and non gender players (we currently don’t have a male bout team but do train with many others) and are fully inclusive. Think again if you don’t think you can be an athlete as Roller Derby is home to the most diverse set of people you might meet.
As an active sports team, we train weekly, play in games and tournaments, organise home events. Not just athletes, we care about many causes; marching proudly for PRIDE and supporting the LGBTQA+ communities, looking out for our key workers and many of our members are active in their support for many social causes such as BLM, Transgender rights and Climate Change.
The pandemic has put our training on hold. In the meantime we have kept fit and active as much as possibly allowed and kept up social contact with regular games and quiz nights via video conferencing. We are working hard to return to normal in 2021. We cant wait to get our skates on.