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If you would like to organize an interview or a visit to a game the contact person is Janina Meyer. Just write a short E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Roller Derby?
A team sport on skates played in counter-clockwise direction on an oval track.
The rules – short and sweet
Two teams compete. Five from 14 players on each team are on track. One of the players is in charge of scoring the points – she has to pass the opponents as often as possible during 2 minutes. For each passed opponent she gains one point. The other players glide slowly or at a middle pace and try to prevent the opposing jammer from scoring or help out their own. Legal contact is limited to hips, shoulders and the front of the body. Some illegal moves are: holding, pushing with the elbow, tripping, backblocks.
Each team can change out their 5 players after the conclusion of the 2 minutes. The game consists of two 30 minute periods.
Women‘s Flat Track Derby Association, a voluntary association of teams from all over the world, regulates the sport.
Since about 2000 Roller Derby has developed as a female dominated amateur sport. The teams place great value on administrating themselves. That means each player has to fulfil committee work aside from regular training.
The teams form a tight community and the sport is developing as something “from skater for skaters”.
In May of 2008 Bear City Roller Derby was founded by a handful of players. Kreuzberg S.C. Lurich 02 e.V., with its tradition filled past, became our sports club.
Carrying the idea of establishing an innovative, fascinating sport for women, the founders succeeded in recruiting new players and after little less than a year of training, they organized the fist Roller Derby game in Germany against Stuttgart.
For over five years we have been chasing following goals:
• Making Roller Derby well known and successful in Germany
• Playing as a team on the highest European ranking
• Offering the Berlin league members a varying sport on all levels.
Our opponents are teams from Germany, Europe and the USA. Some of them include: London, Paris, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Washington, Philadelphia and many more. Part of our biggest successes are the organization of the fifth edition European Roller Derby Conference and the very first European WFTDA-Tournament. In 2013 our A-Team became German champions and won the biggest European tournament of the year in Gent.