Monroe, Louisiana now has it's very own all female Roller Derby league!
Our first bout will be July 14th, 2012, against our sister team Cenla Derby Dames in Alexandra, LA!
More information regarding our bouts soon, so keep checking back!
*Fact or Fiction*
Fiction: Roller Derby is staged, the whole game is fake and the winner is decided before the players take to the track.
Fact: Roller Derby is a true sport, and as such, all of the hits, plays, and penalties you see play out on the track are real and not "staged."
Fiction: You can tell the hits and fights are fake because they do not get hurt.
Fact: All skaters are required to wear protective padding and train to fall in order to minimize injuries to themselves and others. Even so, injuries can and do happen. EMT and other trained medical personnel are present at all bouts to ensure skaters receive immediate medical attention in the case of an injury.
Fiction: Derby girls are rough and rowdy--nothing but trouble.
Fact: The truth is we are rough and tough on the track, but this is a sports team dedicated to good sportsmanship. Our goal is to provide strong, positive female role models, give back to the community, and promote the sport of roller derby (and have a little fun while we are at it!)
Fiction: They are just in it for the money.
Fact: The Roe City Rollers is a skater-owned and operated nonprofit organization. All of our skaters, referees, and support staff are volunteers.