Round two of the weekends Roller Derby: Wiltshire V Kernow.
It was not an Oasis of calm at the Swindon Oasis leisure Centre on Saturday as Wiltshire Roller Derby Played the Kernow Rollers;
Enter the likes of Feral Perryl, Kamicassie, Kay-Lamity Jane, Amzilla from Cornwall and from Wiltshire, Trailer Park Trash, Miss Shell Shock, Nad ya Goddamn Business and of course being from Swindon Magic Roundabout. Short shorts knee and elbow pads and war paint all prove it: Yes Roller Derby is a world apart from most sports.
Wiltshire led for 59 minutes but lost in the final seconds to the ladies from Cornwall.
The final score Wiltshire Roller Derby 173 – Kernow Rollers 178
For those who want to know a little more; here are the basics.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track.
Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“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 whilst hindering the opposing jammer—in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, nearly half of them outside the U.S.A.
Modern roller derby is an international sport dominated by all-female amateur teams, in addition to a growing number of male, co-ed, and junior roller derby teams, and is as a roller sport under consideration for the 2020 Olympics.
Most modern leagues (their back-office volunteers included) share a strong “do it yourself” ethic which combines athleticism and elements from punk, camp, and third-wave feminist aesthetics.
Copy from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_derby Where you can read the full history and rules of the sport.
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Gallery of Wiltshire Roller Derby v Kernow Rollers.