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In the past couple of years roller derby has exploded in Australia and now it has hit the Mountains. Starting in Chicago, USA in 1935, roller derby has a reputation for being rough, aggressive, and above all, entertaining. The sport declined in popularity in the 1970’s, but was revived and reinvented in 2001 by a grassroots league in Austin, Texas. There are now over 350 leagues worldwide. Australia currently has roller derby leagues in every state and more and more are popping up all the time. The Blue Mountains is the latest place to catch the bug.

Roller derby isn’t just a sport though, for these girls roller derby is a way of life. They live, breathe and sleep derby. Known for their fishnet stockings, bootie shorts and fun play-on-word nicknames, derby girls are a new breed of women: sassy, athletic and fun.

Derby girls come from all sorts of different backgrounds: nurses, artists, single mothers, business women, musicians, teachers, as long as you love to skate. For more information email us at info@bluemountainsrollerderby.com

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