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Samantha Kilburn

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Gear up for another exciting season of women’s roller derby with the Silicon Valley Roller Girls.

The Dot.Kamikazes, the KillaBytes and the Hard Drivers are the three teams in the league, with 60 woman total this year.

Anticipation is high as they await their chance to put all their hard work during practice into action.

What is roller derby?

“Our goal is to protect and make a path for the jammer so she can reach the scoring line as many times as possible.” Madieyb Molly, 28, explains.

This sport is hands on. There are no balls, no instruments involved other than the women’s bodies, which are used to block, push and rush the opposing team.

These women have to be able to endure anything thrown at them in this fast-paced game.

Getting into the divisional championship this year is the ultimate goal for the roller girls.

The roller girls’ goal this year is to reach the divisional championship, the final game is in Canada where teams from across the world compete for their chance to win. The SV roller girls say that this is their year.

Join them Saturday, Feb. 22 to get in on the action for the first game of the season.

The Dot.Kamikazes will take on the Ugly Bettys, followed by the KillaBytes vs the Diamond Skaters.

This sport is not for the faint of heart. This sport is action-packed, non-stop and full of surprises. These women use force and cunning to achieve their goals,

Anyone can become a roller girl.

Interested? Go to www.svrollergirls.com to join the Circuit Jerks, a roller derby team that always welcomes new players.

 

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