Sports

Junior roller derby boot camp a first in Chilliwack

Lindsay Cross (aka Lindsay-Lay-Her-Out), left, of Chilliwack
Lindsay Cross (aka Lindsay-Lay-Her-Out), left, of Chilliwack's Honey Badgers Junior Roller Derby league knocks down Esme Long (aka Blonde Tornado) of Pow! Town Junior Thunder Dolls during a scrimmage at the Landing Sports Centre on April 6, 2013.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

Above, Lindsay Cross (aka Lindsay-Lay-Her-Out), left, of Chilliwack's Honey Badgers Junior Roller Derby league knocks down Esme Long (aka Blonde Tornado) of Pow! Town Junior Thunder Dolls during a scrimmage at the Landing Sports Centre on April 6, 2013.

The two girls, both 10, were some of the nearly 75 junior skaters and referees aged 7-18 who took part in Camp Pivotstar's Junior Jawbreaker roller derby bootcamp on the weekend.

The junior derby camp was a first in Chilliwack and B.C.

The Honey Badgers has more than 50 members and is part of local adult league, NWO Roller Girls. The junior league has different derby levels (from no-hitting to full-contact) plus non-derby skating which focusses on technique and learning how to skate.

Those interested in joining the junior league can go to www.nworollergirls.com, or email nwojuniorderby@gmail.com.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Potomak stars as Chilliwack clips Coquitlam
 
Junior Grizzlies repeat as football champs
 
New leadership brings changes to local lacrosse
Attackers might not have been lone wolves: PM
 
Santa Arrives in Aldergrove!
 
NHL: For the Canucks, Chaos is a Ladder
Point Shots: The Canucks Suck; Toronto Turns It Around; Patrick Kane Wows Again
 
Soaking soccer
 
Church to convert former gym

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.