Chance to try roller derby

ACTION from a roller derby match. PICTURE: Peter Worth
ACTION from a roller derby match. PICTURE: Peter Worth

A FREE taster session for the fast-growing female sport of roller derby is being held this week.

Hot Wheel Academy team, which already involves numerous women and men from the Pontefract and Castleford area, are staging a free taster session at Futsal Arena, Unit 25, Millshaw Park, Leeds LS11 0LU this Wednesday (November 14) from 8.30pm to 11pm.

Roller derby is a fast-paced contact sport on quad roller skates.

The taster session is available to everyone, including those without previous skating experience. Afterwards, new recruits can sign up for three Academy sessions at Futsal Arena on Wednesdays November 21 and 28 and December 5 (8 to 10pm) to learn the basics of roller skating and obtain skills needed to fully participate in training sessions.

At the end of the three-week period, there will be an invitation to become a full member. Places at Hot Wheel Academy cost £10 which allows attendance at all the academy’s sessions and includes all equipment hire.

To book a place at the taster session, it is necessary to e-mail

For more information about the team visit