Skates at the ready! We’re on the hunt for new players and officials to join us in one of the fastest growing female sports in the UK!
2014 has been action packed for the Cats; throughout the last year we have welcomed two new sets of ‘kittens’ – fresh meat skaters, hosted and travelled to several home and away bouts, and celebrated our fifth birthday in May.
And now we’re ready to welcome the newest members to the league.
We are holding a series of open days in the coming months, where budding skaters, referees and non-skating officials can see what roller derby is all about, ask questions, and even strap on some skates and give it a go yourself.
Cats’ captain Kirsty Quinn said: “Roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the country so we’re opening up our doors for anyone to get involved. We’re looking for female skaters, aged over 18, and male or female referees.
“And you don’t need to be able to skate to get started. Most of us were complete novices when we joined, so we will teach you everything you need to know to be safe and effective on your skates.
“A roller derby league wouldn’t be able to succeed without dedicated referees and officials. We’ll help you crack the rules and we can guarantee you’ll love it.
“Roller derby is a great sport – and perfect for people of all fitness levels. Now is a great time to get involved with the league, and find your new passion.”
Dedicated skaters, referees and coaches will be on hand to tell you everything you want to know about the fastest sport on the flat track at the following sessions:
Saturday December 6: 11.30am-1pm
Saturday January 31: 11.30am – 1pm
Wednesday February 4: 7pm-8pm
All sessions are at Lightwaves Leisure Centre, Marsh Way, Wakefield, and training starts for new members on Wednesday February 11th at 7pm.