Learn Roller Derby

So you want to learn how to play Roller Derby? Well welcome to the Cornwall Roller Derby Fresh Meat pages.  Roller Derby is a great team sport but is also unique because in order to play it you need to pass a set of minimum skills to ensure you are a safe and competent skater.

This is called our Fresh Meat programme Our Fresh Meat programme will really set you on the right path towards becoming a truly awesome skater and Roller Derby player.

Fresh meat is suitable for both Women and Men (over 18’s only).  Some people can already skate; some people can barely stand up.  Ability doesn’t matter – we will teach you everything you need to know to skate and play derby.

Our next taster sessions will run in the Autumn/Winter 2018 at out Truro and Penzance venues, with our 12 week Fresh Meat programs starting afterwards. Keep an eye out on our Facebook pages for more details.


Pretty soon you’ll be playing like this:



In this section we will help you answer some of the questions you may have like “What skates do I need?” and “What are the minimum skills tests?” and even “What is Roller Derby?”


We will be adding stuff all the time so don’t forget to keep checking.

WFTDA Minimum Skills Test

Madame Warfare’s Kit Guide