Wanna be a Border City Roller?

We are recruiting!

Apply for our 'fresh meat' beginners course using the form on this page.
Our August intake is now completely full! Our next intake will begin: Friday 3rd November, application closes October 15th. Places are extremely limited and will be offered on a waiting list basis, apply now and we'll be in touch!
Advanced skaters and league transfers will be considered on a case by case basis, contact us below and ask about fast-track enrolment.

Why do you want to join?
Date of Birth
Shoe size (UK)
How did you hear about us?
Previous skating experience?
Tell us about yourself!
Erm, what is roller derby?
Check out the
About BCRD page to find out, you'll love it!
When does the next beginners course start?
Friday 3rd November, for 12 weeks. Entry closes October 15th
Where is it?
Harraby Campus Sports, Edgehill Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3PP
What time are the sessions?
8:15pm for an 8:30pm start, to allow time to get our kit on. Ending at 10pm.
How much does it cost?
The beginners (fresh meat) course costs £10 per session, which includes hall hire, skate hire and kit hire. If you bring your own skates and protective gear, it's only £5 per session.

What are the commitments?
The desire to keep pushing yourself, to learn new things and to be the best!
First and foremost, we are a Roller Derby club, not a Roller Skating club. This means, as well as having fun and making new friends, you will be required to:

- Attend training regularly
- Participate in warm-ups, exercises, drills and games
- To be enthusiastic about your training
- Work hard!
What will I be doing?

'Fresh Meat' is a 12 week training course for brand new to intermediate level skaters. If you're mins passed and already have roller derby experience, contact us about fast track membership.
Your first sessions will be focussed on basic skating skills. Our coaches will cover things like stride, correct stance and stopping safely.  
Once you are comfortable with these, you will progress to intermediate skills, such as crossovers, hopping, backwards skating, using your toestops and making contact with other skaters (blocking).
When you are competent and confident in these areas, you will progress to advanced training, where we cover gameplay, heavy contact, communication, rules and skating at speed.
What happens once I finish "fresh meat"?
Once you have completed the 12 week course and passed assessments, well done! You are a league member of Border City Roller Derby, and on your way to becoming a badass Roller Derby player! Membership is £35 a month and this allows you to attend the league training sessions, which are Mondays and Thursdays. On Fridays, league members can either help out with beginner sessions or take part in any of the training at any ability level to master any skills they want to work on.

I want to learn to skate but I don't want to play in a team
If you want to learn to skate but don't feel you want to join a team, we have various options available. You can either train to become a referee (referees skate around the inside and outside of the track and check for penalties, keep score etc) or you can join the recreational group, which means you will still learn to skate and participate in the same training as everyone else, but there is no obligation to play against other UK teams. Referees and recreational skaters pay the same membership fees as team skaters.
I don't want to learn to skate but I'd love to get involved somehow
If you don't want to learn to skate, but you fancy being a part of this awesome league and making friends with some amazing people, then there are plenty of options available! We are always looking for people to join the volunteering team, in various positions (e.g. marketing, Non-skating officials, fund raisers, sponsors etc). Just send us a message on
facebook , send us an email , or fill out our contact form  and we can send you more information. Volunteers don't pay membership fees and will be rewarded with cake!