Roller derby league looking for players

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January 8, 2015 9:05 AM

The Border City Roller Derby League (BCRDL) is rolling into its second official season and is looking for new recruits or “fresh meat” to add to its roster.

That’s why on Jan. 10, the league will be hosting an information session at St. John’s Anglican Church from 2-5 p.m., where people looking to get more information about the sport or the two travel teams in the Border City – the LloydMonsters, a junior team, and the Angels of Assault, the adult women’s team – and give new recruits a chance to meet senior skaters and try on some gear.

“We’re very excited about adding some fresh meat into our complement,” said Pamela Dow, president of the Border City Roller Derby League. “We’re taking a different approach towards recruitment this year and we’re hoping a lot of new faces come and check us out. Roller derby is a great way to take on the New Year’s resolution of getting fit, while also making lasting friendships and having some fun.”

What is new to this intake is starting on Jan. 14 for juniors and Jan. 15 for adult skaters, BCRDL will be launching a 10-week fresh meat training schedule, which will start with the basics of how to skate and move into more elaborate strategies.

“It’s a straightforward process that will make sure all new players will feel safe and comfortable while on the track,” Dow added.

“It doesn’t matter how fit you are or how big or small you are, this program will help get you on your way to becoming a fullyfledged player.”

Roller derby is open to both men and women, boys and girls aged seven and up. The juniors (aged seven to 17) play a non-contact version of the sport.

For more information please visit www. facebook.com/Border- Cityrollerderby or contact the league at bordercityrollerderbyleague@ gmail.com.

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