WA Roller Derby was formed in 2009 in order to bring a sport, which has been growing exponentially across the globe, to all corners of Western Australia. The league is a grassroots, volunteer run, not-for-profit sports organisation. We have skaters training all over the Perth Metro area. These skaters make up our two competing home teams, Atomic Sirens and Sonic Doom, and our travel teams WARDs of the Skate and The WayWARD Rollers.
Roller derby has existed since the 1940’s, and was once widely televised. After the popularity of the then-scripted and highly theatrical bouts waned, the sport largely disappeared until its reappearance in the early 2000’s. Derby returned as an athletic, full-contact amateur sport – discarding the theatrics for raw skill and strength. Within a remarkably short time, roller derby spread worldwide, and today there are leagues all over the world putting on events for thousands of fans. National and international tournaments occur frequently, with the high-level tactics and skills to match.