Get up close and personal with Dead End Derby

Join the league

DED is changing up their Freshmeat style this year. We will be running a rolling Freshmeat, meaning you keep coming till you pass, however long that may take you (not everyone passes on their first go, so don't feel discouraged if others are getting through before you! We all learn at our own pace). The freshmeat programme will teach you everything you need to know about how to skate derby-style. You'll also learn strategy and the rules of the game. Freshmeat is open to 18+ women at the time of graduation (12-16 weeks after the commencement of the course).

For more information about joining the league, contact our Freshmeat team:


Become an official

DED welcomes new officials! There are two types of officials in roller derby, referees and Non-Skating Officials (NSOs). People of all ages can become officials.


If you're interested in becoming a referee you will need to know how to skate (or complete the skating skills portion of the freshmeat programme). It is required that you spend 3-6 months as an NSO before you become a referee. 


If wheels are too adventurous for you right now, you might think about becoming an NSO. This is a great way to get an up-close view of the game and meet a great bunch of people. 

For information about joining the league, contact our Head of Officials: Notorious F.A.T

Or use the contact form below! Someone will email you back shortly.

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