The women who make up Westchester’s Suburbia Roller Derby teams are all different, but the thing they love most about roller derby isn’t the game— it’s each other.
Meet the women of Suburbia Roller Derby:
Suburbia Roller Derby (SRD), the county’s only women’s flat track roller derby league, was started in June 2007 by former CT RollerGirls Slim Fast and Suffah Kate. SRD has two travel teams, Suburban Brawl and Backyard Bullies, (they represent the league in the WFTDA East Region) and three intra-league home teams—Indian Point Sirens, Botoxic Advengers and Country Clubbers.
This is their mission:
To provide a healthy, safe environment (both emotionally and physically) for individuals, ages 18+, to learn and play the sport of flat track roller derby in Westchester County, NY.
- To provide a healthy, safe environment (both emotionally and physically) for individuals, ages 18+, to learn and play the sport of flat track roller derby in Westchester County, NY.
- To be a DIY (do-it-yourself) organization dedicated to playing and promoting our sport and supporting derby leagues all over the world.
- To be supportive members of the community, giving back to local organizations whenever possible through service and volunteerism.
- To cultivate respect, empowerment and athleticism in all of our members.
Skaters are aged 18 to 50 and come from Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Northern NJ, Connecticut and NYC.
“Off the track, we’re business owners, educators, students, artists, executives, health care professionals and stay-at-home moms,” their website reads. “As a league, we call Yonkers home. We practice and bout in the Police Athletic League (PAL).”
Here’s what a roller derby game really looks like (set to one of our favorite Bikini Kill songs!).
Suburbia Roller Derby is always looking for more skaters, volunteers and supporters. Find out how you can contribute here. Their next home game is on Saturday, May 7. Get the detail below: