Dundee Roller Girls to give derby demo at Suttieside rink

Dundee Roller Girls' Silvery Tayzers team after defeating Swansea City Slayers.
Dundee Roller Girls' Silvery Tayzers team after defeating Swansea City Slayers.

Forfar Indoor Sports will host the town’s first ever demonstration of Roller Derby next week when the Dundee Roller Girls visit the rink at Suttieside.

This is a great opportunity for local people to get acquainted with the sport as it continues to grow in popularity across the UK.

The girls will provide a running commentary during the demonstration to let people keep up with what is going on, and they will be happy to demonstrate the finer points of the game.

Entry to the demonstration is free and there will be a free roller skating session immediately following the demo.

The demo begins at 1.30 p.m. with the free skate session running from 2.45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Dundee Roller Girls is an all-female, flat-track, full contract roller derby league for anyone who loves to roller skate and who plays, officiates or supports roller derby.

The team was founded in January 2011 arising from Dundee’s original roller derby team, the Dundee Destroyers.

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups, or jams, in which both teams designate a scoring player, the jammer, who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team.

The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer — in effect, playing both offence and defence simultaneously.

If you’re interested in skating but roller derby is not something you find appealing, Sk8-Forfar runs regular roller skating sessions on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons with fun for all ages, including private parties and celebrations.

For more information call 01307 468668 or email admin@forfarindoorsports.co.uk.