Your Derby Journey starts here.
**Sign ups now open for our second taster evening on February 11th – see the Facebook event for more details**
**Sign ups now open for our 10-week Beginners Course starting 25th February. Find out more here.**
Oxford Wheels of Gory accept skaters of all levels and types; rookies, transfers and returning skaters, and referees. We’re also always open to Non-skating officials joining our league. Find out more below about how to join or learn more about the team here.
We welcome all skaters for whom women’s flat track roller derby is the version and composition of roller derby with which they most closely identify. We welcome officials of all genders.
Rookie (new) skaters
We run taster days and rookie courses throughout the year, so make sure you check out our facebook to see if there’s an event coming up. If not, simply drop us a message or email and we’ll be in touch. Our courses typically run for two months, and cover all of the basics to get you upright, rolling, and awesome.
We can provide most kit for the course, but you’ll need your own mouthguard. Initially a standard ‘cheap’ mouthguard from your local sports shop will do, but we recommend Sisu – you can actually talk and breathe whilst wearing them.
Transfer or returning skaters
Please contact us as above if you’re a current WFTDA mins-passed skater or a skater returning from a derby break. We can arrange some guest skating sessions so you can get a feel for OWG and then we’ll never let you go.
Referees and NSOs
Derby can’t happen without the wonderful skating and non-skating officials. We’re very keen to recruit officials of all levels so please don’t let experience be a barrier!
If you’d like to join Oxford Wheels of Gory as an official but you’re not sure where to start, our referees and NSOs can be on hand to show you the ropes. Officials are welcome at all OWG practices, so you’ll soon get up to speed.