Old School Roller Derby

Roller Derby began in depression era America in the 1930’s and progressed through the century where it reached it’s height in popularity in the 1970’s with sell out crowds and televised bouts before dying out a
decade later.

Old School Roller Derby

The Popularity of Roller Derby

Roller Derby has attracted vast amounts of media attention in just a short amount of time with its skaters having become like ‘pseudo celebrities’, attracting die hard fans and sell out crowds each week.

The Popularity of Roller Derby

Roller Derby Characters

Derby girls embrace their femininity in the form of funky outfits. Costumes are often inspired by rockabilly or burlesque fashions highlighting their sex appeal. These women are undeniably strong and fierce.

Roller Derby Characters

Community Spirit

The spirit of community is amazing and whatever happens on the rink stays on the rink. Teams often go out for drinks after bouts or practices and friendships are easily forged. There’s a common sisterhood between all the leagues and its skaters.

Community Spirit

Creating a New Genre

The culture that surrounds roller derby is what attracts most women. It’s more than just a sport or fitness; its a lifestyle where women can be themselves in a safe and creative environment. ‘Roller derby’ is its own genre label.

Creating a New Genre

The Growth of Roller Derby

Roller Derby is the fastest growing women’s sport in the world with over 30,000 skaters. In Australia alone there are over 1,000 registered skaters with 21 leagues spread out over all seven states.

The Growth of Roller Derby

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This is Roller Derby Screening Kit will give you everything you need to host a successful screening of this kick-ass documentary. Organise a screening as a fundraiser, as an introduction to the sport or just for fun! Read more
EXCITING NEWS: Tickets for This Is Roller Derby are now on sale. Screenings begin in September and October in Brisbane and Adelaide and soon to to be followed by other states and regions! Read more
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Watch Derby on iTunes!

Hey Australian & New Zealand Roller Derby fans you can now watch This Is Roller Derby on iTunes.
Just follow this link: Watch on iTunes

This is Roller Derby DVD release!

Release date: 20/02/2013

Never been to derby? You better strap yourself in. It’s going to get wild.

This is Roller Derby is a colourful and action packed documentary about all things derby; the sport, the culture and some seriously kickass women. From its roots in Austin, Texas, modern day Roller Derby has become the fastest growing women’s sport in the world.

Check out how the phenomena has taken hold here in Australia, with a group of very different women who band together to grow their own grassroots Roller Derby league in the rural town of Ballarat. Over twelve months, they strive to become a part of the greater Roller Derby community.

Director: Daniel Hayward

Starring: Roller Derby leagues inc; Geelong, Canberra, Adelaide, Ballarat and US TXRD, TXR

Duration: 82 mins
Rating: M
Format: 16:9
Region: 4

DVD purchases are available from here: Buy DVD

NOTE: Available for purchase within AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND ONLY.

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