Thunder Rollers in search of new recruits

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The Blue Thunder Rollers, Suffolk’s first Roller Derby League side are looking for new men and women to join the team.

The club will be holding taster sessions on Monday July 22 and Monday July 29, from 7pm-10pm at Curvemotion, Bury St Edmunds, with the first session being free of charge which includes the use of skates, all required safety equipment and tuition by the club’s coaches.

No previous skating experience is required but participants must be at least 18-years-old to compete in what is a full-contact roller sport quickly becoming one of the fastest growing new sports in the country.

The game is played in two 30-minute halves, and consists of a series of match-ups, known as jams.

Each team of five skaters designates a scoring player, called the jammer, who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team.

Other skaters, known as blockers are allowed to stop the opposing team by hitting them and using strategies.

Anyone interested in learning more about the sport or joining The Blue Thunder Rollers should contact Gemma Marriage by email: gemma.marriage@hotmail.co.uk; phone: 07912 759341 or 01359 241155.

The team’s Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/bluethunderrollers