Bette Noir featured in Judas Magazine, November 2016

Check out 10 years of London Rollergirls in pictures picked by one of our founders, Bette Noir.

In 2006, Bette Noir moved from Los Angeles to London and brought one of the most exciting women’s sports to Europe. “It was like ‘here’s this great thing, its empowering, we’re going to do it, we’re going to make it happen over here’”, she recalls. Since those early days a lot of things have changed. The London Rollergirls are now one of the top four roller derby teams in the world and a lot of new teams and leagues have been born outside the USA.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the London Rollergirls we asked Bette to dig deep in her pile of personal memories to share her ten favourite pictures of this first decade of fierce London girls on skates.


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Bette Noir on BBC Sport, November 2015

Core body strength and quick thinking are just a couple of things you need to be a good Roller Derby skater according to Courtney Welch, aka Bette Noir.

Bette is one of the co-founders of London Rollergirls, the UK’s first roller derby league.

There are now over 100 leagues in the UK and is the world’s fastest growing female sport.

Find out what all the fuss is about and how to get involved, as Bette explains what it takes to play roller derby.

Photo by Ed Telling.

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